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Quotations from All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front is a film with much drama and war. It's about a young soldier during WWI and the horrors he goes through. Directed by Lewis Milestone. Starring Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, and John Wray. The movie won two Oscar awards. The film was adopted from a novel by Erich Maria Remarque.

All Quiet on the Western Front is a fantastic war film with many great quotes. Read some of them below.


Man cleaning doorknob: Thirty thousand.
Maid: From the Russians?
Man cleaning doorknob: No, from the French. From the Russians we capture more than that every day.
Paul Bäumer: You still think it's beautiful to die for your country. The first bombardment taught us better. When it comes to dying for country, it's better not to die at all.
Paul Bäumer: And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Katczinsky: At the next war let all the Kaisers, presidents and generals and diplomats go into a big field and fight it out first among themselves. That will satisfy us and keep us at home.
Katczinsky: [entering and seeing the new recruits] What is this?
Tjaden: [sarcastically] Volunteers for the future general's staff.
Katczinsky: [to the recruits] Oh, sometime I'm gonna take one of you volunteers apart and find out what makes you leave school and join the army. At ease. This is no parade ground.
Paul Bäumer: We live in the trenches out there. We fight. We try not to be killed, but sometimes we are. That's all.
Paul Bäumer: War isn't the way it looks back here.
Tjaden: Me and the Kaiser, we are both fighting. The only difference is the Kaiser isn't here!
Tjaden: They tell me there's some people in this world take a bath every week.
Second orderly: Your deal. Get his name and number?
Medic Orderly: Yeah. Corporal Stanislaus Katczinsky, 306.
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