“Gods and Generals” quotes

Movie Gods and Generals
Title Gods and Generals
Year 2003
Director Ron Maxwell
Genre Drama, History, War
Plot – The film tells about the rise and fall of Stonewall Jackson.
All actors – Donzaleigh Abernathy, Mark Aldrich, George Allen, Keith Allison, Royce D. Applegate, Bruce Boxleitner, Bo Brinkman, Mac Butler, Robert Byrd, Shane Callahan, Billy Campbell, David Carpenter
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  • “- Gen. Stonewall Jackson: Tell me general, do you expect to live till the end of this war?
    - General John Bell Hood: Oh... I do not know, but... I'm inclined to think I will. I expect I will be wounded. And you general?
    - Gen. Stonewall Jackson: I do not expect to live to see the end of this war. Nor can I say that without victory I would desire...” (continue)
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    Stephen Lang - Gen. Stonewall Jackson
    Patrick Gorman - Gen. John Bell Hood
    [Tag:survival, war]
  • “It is well that war is so terrible... or we should grow too fond of it.”
    Robert Duvall - Gen. Robert E. Lee
  • “War is a scourge, but so is slavery. It is the systematic coercion of one group of men over another. It has been around since the book of Genesis. It exists in every corner of the world, but that is no excuse for us to tolerate it here when we find it right infront of our very eyes in our own country.”
    Jeff Daniels - Lt. Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
    [Tag:country, war]
  • “- Capt. James Power Smith: General Jackson, how is it you remain so calm in the midst of battle?
    - Gen. Stonewall Jackson: Mr. Smith, my religious faith teaches me that God has already fixed the time of my death; therefore, I think not of it. I am as calm in battle as I would be in my own parlor. God will come for me in his own time.”

    Stephen Spacek - Capt. James Power Smith
    Stephen Lang - Gen. Stonewall Jackson
  • “Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.”

    Stephen Lang - Gen. Stonewall Jackson
    [Tag:death, rest]
  • “I regard the crime of desertion as a sin against the army of the Lord. Duty is ours, the consequences are God's.”
    Stephen Lang - Gen. Stonewall Jackson
    [Tag:army, sin, treason]
  • “An army is power. Its entire purpose is to coerce others. This power can not be used carelessly or recklessly. This power can do great harm.”
    Jeff Daniels - Lt. Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
    [Tag:army, power]
  • “All these thousands of men. Many of them not much more than boys. Each one of them some mother's son, some sister's brother, some daughter's father. Each one of them a whole person loved and cherished in some home far away. Many of them will never return.”
    Jeff Daniels - Lt. Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
    [Tag:death, soldiers]
  • “Just as we would not send any of our soldiers to march in other states, and tyrannize other people... so will we never allow the armies of others to march into our states and tyrannize our people.”
    Stephen Lang - Gen. Stonewall Jackson