“Glory” quotes

Movie Glory
Edward Zwick directed this movie in 1989
Title Glory
Year 1989
Director Edward Zwick
Genre Drama, History, War
Plot – In 1863 during the Civil War, the Yankees employed black soldiers, mostly former slaves that had fled from the South. The movie tells the story of the training of a black battalion, led by the white colonel Shaw. The Boston bourgeois man, with the help of his comrade Cabot Forbe and the tireless white sergeant Mulcahy, wins the trust of his men, especially that of Trip, and guides them to their first battle, which ends in a useless massacre. These men, despised by everyone, die with indomitable bravery.
All actors – Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman, Jihmi Kennedy, Andre Braugher, John Finn, Donovan Leitch Jr., JD Cullum, Alan North, Bob Gunton, Cliff De Young
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  • “- Pvt. Trip: I'm from around Tennessee. I ran away when I was 12 years old and I ain't never looked back.
    - Pvt. Jupiter Sharts: What ya doin' since then?
    - Pvt. Trip: I run for President. [laughter] I didn't win though.”

    Denzel Washington - Pvt. Trip
    Jihmi Kennedy - Pvt. Jupiter Sharts
  • “Tommorrow we goes into battle, so Lordy, let me fight with the rifle in one hand, and the Good Book in the other. So that if I may die at the muzzle of the rifle... die on water, or on land, I may know that you blessed Jesus almighty are with me... and I have no fear.”
    Jihmi Kennedy - Pvt. Jupiter Sharts
    [Tag:god, prayer, war]
  • “- Surgeon: Lincoln is gonna issue an emancipation proclamation. Gonna free the slaves.
    - Col. Robert Gould Shaw: What?
    - Surgeon: Well, maybe not the ones in the border states but he's gonna free some of 'em, anyway.
    - Col. Robert Gould Shaw: My God.
    - Surgeon: Yeah, he said he would have done it sooner, only he was waiting for a big victory,...” (continue)
    (continue reading)
    Pete Munro - Surgeon
    Matthew Broderick - Col. Robert Gould Shaw
    [Tag:freedom, slavery]
  • “- Pvt. Trip: What's the point? Ain't nobody gonna win. It's just gonna go on and on.
    - Col. Robert Gould Shaw: Can't go on forever.
    - Pvt. Trip: Yeah, but ain't nobody gonna win, sir.
    - Col. Robert Gould Shaw: Somebody's gonna win.
    - Pvt. Trip: Who? I mean, you get to go on back to Boston, big house and all that. What about us? What do we get?
    -...” (continue)
    (continue reading)

    Denzel Washington - Pvt. Trip
    Matthew Broderick - Col. Robert Gould Shaw
    [Tag:war, winning]
  • “- Pvt. Jupiter Sharts: What it 'bout, that book?
    - Cpl. Thomas Searles: It's a collection of essays, actually... Fourier, Emerson... all the transcendentalists.
    - Pvt. Jupiter Sharts: [nods smiling] It got pictures?”

    Jihmi Kennedy - Pvt. Jupiter Sharts
    Andre Braugher - Cpl. Thomas Searles
  • “I ain't much about no prayin', now. I ain't never had no family, and... killed off my mama. Well, I just... y'all's the onliest family I got. I love the 54th. Ain't even much a matter what happens tomorrow, 'cause we men, ain't we?”

    Denzel Washington - Pvt. Trip
    [Tag:family, soldiers, war]
  • “- Col. James M. Montgomery: [ordering the burning of Darien, Georgia] Prepare your men to light torches!
    - Col. Robert Gould Shaw: I will not!
    - Col. James M. Montgomery: That is an order!
    - Col. Robert Gould Shaw: An immoral order, and by the Articles of War, I am not bound to follow it!”

    Cliff De Young - Col. James M. Montgomery
    Matthew Broderick - Col. Robert Gould Shaw
    [Tag:fire, order, war]
  • “- Sgt. Maj. Mulcahy: Left! Right! Left! [to Pvt. Jupiter Sharts] What the hell are you doing, boy? Don't you know your right from your left?
    - Pvt. Jupiter Sharts: N-n-no, sah.
    - Sgt. Maj. Mulcahy: No? How many here do not know right from left? [half a dozen hands are raised. Mutters] Jesus have pity.”

    John Finn - Sgt. Maj. Mulcahy
    Jihmi Kennedy - Pvt. Jupiter Sharts
  • “You can march like the white man, you can talk like him. You can sing his songs, you can even wear his suits. But, you ain't never gonna be nothing to him, than an ugly ass chimp... in a blue suit.”
    Denzel Washington - Pvt. Trip
    [Tag:clothes, racism, war]
  • “- Pvt. Trip: Nigger, you better get your hands off me!
    - Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins: Ain't no niggers around here! Understand?
    - Pvt. Trip: Oh, I see, so the white man give you a couple a stripes, and suddenly you start hollerin' and orderin' everybody around, like you the massa himself! Nigger, you ain't nothin' but the white man's dog!”

    Denzel Washington - Pvt. Trip
    Morgan Freeman - Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins
  • “Before this war began, many of my regiment had never seen a Negro. Now the roads are choked with the dispossessed. We fight for men and women whose poetry is not yet written but which will presently be as enviable and as renowned as any.”
    Matthew Broderick - Col. Robert Gould Shaw
    [Tag:fighting, poetry, war]
  • “- Pvt. Trip: Wait, no. That's my space, nigger. I sleep better close by the door.
    - Cpl. Thomas Searles: Well, if you don't mind, I'd prefer a space where there's more sufficient reading light.
    - Pvt. Trip: Oh, I like it when niggers talk good as white folk!
    - Cpl. Thomas Searles: I'd be happy to teach you. It would be my pleasure.”

    Denzel Washington - Pvt. Trip
    Andre Braugher - Cpl. Thomas Searles