Dalton Trumbo quotes

Who the heck is Dalton Trumbo?

James Dalton Trumbo was an American screenwriter and novelist who scripted many award-winning films. He was blacklisted because of his alleged communist sympathies. Scripts he wrote under pen names include Roman Holiday, Exodus, Spartacus, and Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.

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Dalton Trumbo quotes

“A man doesn't say I will starve myself to death to keep from starving, or that he'd spend all of his money to save money. Why should he be willing to die for the privilege of living?”

Dalton Trumbo Johnny Got His Gun

“I never considered the working class anything other than something to get out of.”

Dalton Trumbo

“If I were dead and buried
And I heard your voice,
Beneath the sod
My heart of dust
Would still rejoice.”

Dalton Trumbo

“Now the truth of the matter is that there are a lot of things people don’t understand. Take the Einstein theory. Take taxes. Take love. Do you understand them? Neither do I. But they exist. They happen.”

Dalton Trumbo

“The only interesting thing that can happen in a Swiss bedroom is suffocation by feather mattress.”

Dalton Trumbo

“The only kind of love worth having is the kind that goes on living and laughing and fighting and loving.”

Dalton Trumbo

“There are plenty of laws to protect guys' money even in war time but there's nothing on the books says a man's life's his own.”

Dalton Trumbo

“Well, life isn't always what one likes.”

Dalton Trumbo

“What's so noble about being dead?”

Dalton Trumbo Johnny Got His Gun

“When one man says, “No, I won’t,” Rome begins to fear.”

Dalton Trumbo