Movie Quotes from 1776: Quotes from the movie 1776

(singing) I can romp through cupid’s grove with great agility, but life is more than sexual compustibility.

…and just as Tom here has written, we say to HELL with Great Britain!

1. But I burn Mr. A. 2. So do I Mr. J 1. You? 3. John? I never would have thought it.

1. Will someone shut that man up?! 2. NEVER! NEVER!

1: (singing) And you’re a diplomat.
2: Oh that word!

(1) is examining a painting of (2)
1) It stinks!
2) As ever, the soul of tact.
1) The man’s no Boticelli.
2) And the subject’s no Venus.

John Adams: Wake up, Franklin! We’re going to New Brunswick!
Franklin: Like hell I am, What for?
Hopkins: The whoring and the drinking.
[Franlin wakes up and walks out the door!]

Adams: Mr. Sherman, I say you should write it. You are never controversial as it were, whereas if I’m the one to do it, they’ll run their quill pens through it – I’m obnoxious and disliked, you know that sir.
Sherman: Good heavens, no. Mr. Adams, I cannot write with any style or proper etiquette. I don’t know a participle from a predicate. I’m just a simple cobbler from Connecticut.

At a stage in life when other men prosper, I’m reduced to living in

ben franklin. in my days the pen was stronger than the sword

ben franklin. My pen is stronger than my sword

But don’t forget that most men with nothing would rather protect the possibility of becoming rich than face the reality of being poor.

Dear sir, you are without any doubt a rogue, a rascal, a villain, a thief, a scoundrel, and a mean, dirty, stinking, sniveling, sneaking, pimping, pocket picking, Christable no-good son of a bitch.- Hopkins

Franklen I think we need to take up the Violen

Franklin: I got this right, this paper is our passport to the gallows. Never the less, if we do not hang together, we most assuridly hang sepratly.
(laughter from Congress)
Hanckock: excuse me gentelman if I don’t join in the merriment, but if we are arrested now, MY name is still the only one On the DAMN THING!

Franklin: Mr. Adams, dear Mr. Adams,
the things I write are only light extemporanea.
I won’t put politics on paper, it’s a mania.
So, I refuse to use the pen in Pennsylvania.

Franklin: Mr. Adams, I say you should write it – to your legal mind and brilliance we defer
Adams: Is that so? Well, if I’m the one to do it, they’ll run their quill pens through it. I’m obnoxious and disliked – you know that sir. So I say you should write it Franklin, yes YOU.
Franklin: But Mr. Adams, the things I write are only light extemporania. I won’t put politics on paper – It’s a mania..and so I refuse to use a pen in pennsylvania.

Franklin: Tell me something. When you were a judge, how in hell did you ever make a decision?
Wilson: All my decisions were based on legality and precedence. There is no legality here. And certainly no precedent!

I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is a disgrace, that two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a congress!

If we do not hang together, we shall most assuredly hang separately!

In the middle of the afternoon, incredble!

Jefferson: Mr. Adams, leave me aloneee. I beg of you, I haven’t seen my wife in six months.
Adams: Will you be a patriot or a lover?
Jefferson: A lover
Adams: No!
Jefferson: But I burn, Mr. A
Adams: So do I, Mr. J
Jefferson: You do??
Adams: Mr. Jefferson, dear Mr. Jefferson, I’m only 41 – I still have my virility and I can romp through Cupid’s grove with great agility, but life is more than sexual combustibility.
Jefferson: Mr. Adams, damn you Mr. Adams. You’re obnoxious and disliked – that cannot be denied. Once again, you stand between me and my lovely bride.. oh, Mr. Adams, you are driving me to homocide!

John Adams: You cool, cosiderate men. You hang to the rear on every issue so that if we should go under, you’ll still remain afloat!
John Dickinson: Are you calling me a coward?
John Adams: Yes… coward!
John Dickinson: Madman!
John Adams: Landlord!
John Dickinson: LAWYER!

John Adams: You write ten times better than any man in Congress, myself included.

John, John? Is that you carrying on?

Life is more than sexual combustability.

Mcnair: Mr. Hokins you’ll be pleased to meet Dr. Lymann Hall from Geogia
Hopkins: I don’t need a doctor Damnet

Mr. President, New York abstains – courteously.

Oh, don’t wave your credentials at me! Perhaps it’s time you had them renewed!

Oh, good God.

Reconciliation, my ass.

Sit down John! Open up a window!

Softly, John. Your voice is hurting my foot.

The assembled congress- It’s ninety degrees, have mercy John please, cause it’s hot as Hell in Philadelphia.

There are two types of creatures in this great world, those with committment and those who require committment.

This is a revolution damnet! We’re going to have to offened somebody!

This is a revolution, dammit! We’re going to have to offend somebody!

Traitors Mr. Dickenson? To what? The British Crown or the British half-crown?

Treason is a charge invented by winners as an excuse for hanging the losers.

What’s the matter? Haven’t you ever seen a great man before?

When Jefferson has not come up with a beginning for the Declaration after a week of working on it… Adams – A whole Week! The entire world was created in a week! Jefferson – Someday you must tell me how YOU did it.

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