Movie Quotes from Bridge on the River Kwai: Quotes from the movie Bridge on the River Kwai

1.Do you know what will happen to me if the bridge is not ready in time? 2.I haven’t the foggiest. 1.I’ll have to kill myself. What would you do if you are me? 2.Well I suppose if I were you, I’d have to kill myself.

1.What makes you so sure you’ll get a medical discharge? 2.Because I’m a civilian at heart, lover, and I always follow my heart.

Good show! Jolly good show, Major!

I’m adamant. I will not have an officer from my battalion working as a coolie.

It is quite understandable. It’s a very natural reaction. But one day, in a week, a month, a year, on that day when, God willing, we all return to our homes again, you’re going to feel very proud of what you have achieved here in the face of great adversity. What you have done should be, and I think will be, an example to all our countrymen, soldier and civilian alike. You have survived with honor, that and more, here in the wilderness. You have turned defeat into victory. I congratulate you. Well done.

Queer bird, even for an American.

We can teach these barbarians a lesson in Western methods and efficiency that will put them to shame. We’ll show them what the British soldier is capable of doing.

You give me powders, pills, baths, injections, enemas; when all I need is love.

You make me sick with your heroics. There’s a stench of death about you. You carry it in your pack like the plague. Explosives and L-pills – they go well together, don’t they? And with you it’s just one thing or the other: destroy a bridge or destroy yourself. This is just a game, this war! You and Colonel Nicholson, you’re two of a kind, crazy with courage. For what? How to die like a gentleman… how to die by the rules… when the only important thing is how to live like a human being.

You’re a fine doctor, Clipton, but you’ve a lot of learn about the army.

All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.

Be happy in your work.

Colonel! There’s something odd going on. I think we better have another look around before that train comes across.

Do not speak to me of rules. This is war! This is not a game of cricket!

I can think of a lot of things to call Saito, but reasonable, that’s a
new one.

I hate the English. You are defeated but you have no shame. You are stubborn but you have no pride. You endure but you have no courage.

I haven’t the foggiest.

If I were you I would kill myself

Madness! Madness!

One day the war will be over. And I hope that the people that use this bridge in years to come will remember how it was built and who
built it. Not a gang of slaves, but soldiers. British soldiers,
Clipton, even in captivity.

The fact is, what we’re doing could be construed as, forgive me sir,
collaboration with the enemy. Perhaps even as treasonable activity.
Must we work so well? Must we build them a better bridge than they could have built for themselves?

You were an accountant in Montreal?

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