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Bridge on the River Kwai - 1957 Movie Quotes


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  If I were you I would kill myself (full quote)
3605 Do not speak to me of rules. This is war! This is not a game of cricket! (full quote)
CarmiCrowe I hate the English. You are defeated but you have no shame. You are stubborn but you have no pride. You endure but you have no courage. (full quote)
10929 Be happy in your work. (full quote)
10929 One day the war will be over. And I hope that the people that use this bridge in years to come will remember how it was built and who built it. Not a gang of slaves, but soldiers. British soldiers, Clipton, even in captivity. (full quote)
10929 I can think of a lot of things to call Saito, but reasonable, that's a new one. (full quote)
10929 The fact is, what we're doing could be construed as, forgive me sir, collaboration with the enemy. Perhaps even as treasonable activity. Must we work so well? Must we build them a better bridge than they could have built for themselves? (full quote)
10929 All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. (full quote)
10929 Madness! Madness! (full quote)
Arsey You give me powders, pills, baths, injections, enemas; when all I need is love. (full quote)
Arsey You're a fine doctor, Clipton, but you've a lot of learn about the army. (full quote)
Arsey I'm adamant. I will not have an officer from my battalion working as a coolie. (full quote)
Arsey Good show! Jolly good show, major! (full quote)
Arsey Queer bird, even for an American. (full quote)
Arsey We can teach these barbarians a lesson in Western methods and efficiency that will put them to shame. We'll show them what the British soldier is capable of doing. (full quote)
Arsey 1.What makes you so sure you'll get a medical discharge? 2.Because I'm a civilian at heart, lover, and I always follow my heart. (full quote)
Arsey 1.Do you know what will happen to me if the bridge is not ready in time? 2.I haven't the foggiest. 1.I'll have to kill myself. what would you do if you are me? 2.Well I suppose if I were you, I'd have to kill myself. (full quote)
Arsey You make me sick with your heroics. There's a stench of death about you. You carry it in your pack like the plague. Explosives and L-pills - they go well together, don't they? And with you it's just one thing or the other: destroy a bridge or destroy yourself. This is just a game, this war! You and Colonel Nicholson, you're two of a kind, crazy with courage. For what? How to die like a gentleman... how to die by the rules... when the only important thing is how to live like a human being. (full quote)
Arsey It is quite understandable. It's a very natural reaction. But one day, in a week, a month, a year, on that day when, God willing, we all return to our homes again, you're going to feel very proud of what you have achieved here in the face of great adversity. What you have done should be, and I think will be, an example to all our countrymen, soldier and civilian alike. You have survived with honor, that and more, here in the wilderness. You have turned defeat into victory. I congratulate you. Well done. (full quote)
10929 You were an accountant in Montreal? (full quote)
10929 I haven't the foggiest. (full quote)
10929 Colonel! There's something odd going on. I think we better have another look around before that train comes across. (full quote)
10929 Madness! (full quote)