Movie Quotes from African Queen, The: Quotes from the movie African Queen, The

–I don’t know why the Germans would want this God-forsaken place.
–God has not forsaken this place, Mr. Allnut, as my brother’s
presence here bears witness.

–We can’t do that!
–How do you know? You never tried it.
–Well, yeah, but I never tried shooting myself in the head either.

A man alone, he gets to living like a hog.

By the authority invested in me by the Kaiser, I pronounce you man and wife. Proceed with the execution.

Here’s your mail. Sorry I’m late, but one thing and another kept me in Limbasi. You know how it is, Reverend. Or maybe you don’t.

I never dreamed that any mere experience could be so stimulating.

I never dreamed that any mere physical experience could be so stimulating!

Lady, you got ten absurd ideas for my one.

Nature, Mr Allnut, is what we were put on this earth to rise above…


No doubt one does get ahead quicker at home than in a foreign field… And then, of course, he did marry well.

Rosie: Nature, Mr Alnutt, is what we were put on earth to rise above.

Surely you remember Herbie Morton. Blond, ruddy-complected chap, a bit younger than me. He sang a solo at the graduation exercises. ‘Holy, Holy’, I believe.

They gave me a real going over when I got to the mine. They called me all the names they could think of — in Belgian, but I don’t mind so much bein’ cursed in a foreign language, so I just took it with a smile.

Well, I ain’t sorry for you no more, ya crazy, psalm-singing, skinny
old maid!

You take sugar, Mr. Allnutt, I seem to remember

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