Quotations From MAXWELL ANDERSON


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  • They tell me there's some people in this world takes a bath every week!
    Maxwell Anderson (1888-1959), U.S. dramatist, screenwriter, and Del Andrews. Tjaden (Slim Summerville), All Quiet On The Western Front (1930).

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  • 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 army recruits (1930).
  • It's a bad town to bring an appetite to, soldier. We've been here since yesterday morning and we've been living on boiled hay and razor blades.
    Maxwell Anderson (1888-1959), dramatist, screenwriter, and Del Andrews. Tjaden (Slim Summerville), All Quiet On The Western Front, to Paul (Lew Ayres), who's inquiring about food (1930).

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  • 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 (1900-1950).
  • 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 (Raymond Griffith) (1930).
  • 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 about the newest soldiers in the company (1930).
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