Maxwell Anderson


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James Maxwell Anderson (15 December 1888 – 28 February 1959) was an American playwright, author, poet, journalist and lyricist.

Anderson was born in Atlantic, Pennsylvania, the second of eight children to William Lincoln "Link" Anderson, a Baptist minister, and Charlotte Perrimela Stephenson, both of Scots and Irish descent. His family initially lived on his maternal ... more »

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  • ''I don't want to shoot any Englishmen. I never saw one 'til I came up here. But I suppose most of them never saw a German 'til they came up here.''
    Maxwell Anderson (1888-1959), U.S. dramatist, screenwriter, and Del Andrews. Muller (Russell Gleason), All Quiet On The Western Front (1930).
  • ''When you jumped in here, you were my enemy and I was afraid of you. But you're just a man like me, and I killed you. Forgive me, comrade.''
    Maxwell Anderson (1888-1959), U.S. dramatist, screenwriter, and Del Andrews. Paul (Lew Ayres), All Quiet On The Western Front, to the dead Duval (Raym...
  • ''Oh, the days dwindle down to a precious few.''
    Maxwell Anderson (1888-1959), U.S. playwright. "September Song," Knickerbocker Holiday, Crawford Music Corp. (1938). Music composed by Kurt Weill ...
  • ''The replacements are all like that. Not even old enough to carry a pack. All they know how to do is die.''
    Maxwell Anderson (1888-1959), U.S. dramatist, screenwriter, and Del Andrews. Tjaden (Slim Summerville), All Quiet On The Western Front, commenting abo...
  • ''Here's some more. Fresh from the turnip patch.''
    Maxwell Anderson (1888-1959), dramatist, screenwriter, and Del Andrews. Tjaden (Slim Summerville), All Quiet On The Western Front, speaking of the new...
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