“Paths of Glory” quotes

Movie Paths of Glory
Stanley Kubrick directed this movie in 1957
Title Paths of Glory
Year 1957
Director Stanley Kubrick
Genre Drama, War
Plot – During World War I, a French general orders to attack a German position. The brave and honest Colonel Dax thinks it will be a carnage but he's forced to execute the commands. When the attack fails, three innocent soldiers are shot.
All actors – Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready, Wayne Morris, Richard Anderson, Joe Turkel, Christiane Kubrick, Jerry Hausner, Peter Capell, Emile Meyer, Bert Freed, Kem Dibbs, Timothy Carey, Fred Bell, John Stein, Harold Benedict, Leon Briggs, Paul Bös, Herbert Ellis, Wally Friedrichs, Halder Hanson, James B. Harris, Rolf Kralovitz, Ira Moore, Marshall Rainer, Roger Vagnoid
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  • “Gentlemen of the court, there are times that I'm ashamed to be a member of the human race and this is one such occasion.”
    Kirk Douglas - Col. Dax
  • “There are few things more fundamentally encouraging and stimulating than seeing someone else die.”
    Adolphe Menjou - Gen. George Broulard
    [Tag:death, motivation]
  • “- General Mireau: I can't understand these armchair officers, fellas trying to fight a war from behind a desk, waving papers at the enemy, worrying about whether a mouse is gonna run up their pants leg.
    - Colonel Dax: I don't know, General. If I had the choice between mice and Mausers, I think I'd take the mice every time.”

    George Macready - Gen. Paul Mireau
    Kirk Douglas - Col. Dax
    [Tag:fighting, war]
  • “- Pvt. Pierre Arnaud: I'm not afraid of dying tomorrow, only of getting killed.
    - Soldier in bunk: That's as clear as mud.
    - Pvt. Pierre Arnaud: Well, which would you rather be done in by: a bayonet or a machine gun?
    - Soldier in bunk: Oh, a machine gun, naturally.
    - Pvt. Pierre Arnaud: Naturally, that's just my point. They're both pieces of...” (continue)
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    Joe Turkel - Pvt. Pierre Arnaud
    [Tag:death, weapons]
  • “- General Broulard: Colonel Dax, are you trying to blackmail me?
    - Colonel Dax: It's an uglyword, but you are in a difficult situation.”

    Adolphe Menjou - Gen. George Broulard
    Kirk Douglas - Col. Dax
  • “- General Broulard: It would be a pity to lose your promotion before you get it. A promotion you have so very carefully planned for.
    - Colonel Dax: Sir, would you like me to suggest what you can do with that promotion?
    - General Broulard: Colonel Dax! You will apologize at once or I shall have you placed under arrest!
    - Colonel Dax: I...” (continue)
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    Adolphe Menjou - Gen. George Broulard
    Kirk Douglas - Col. Dax