Dalton Trumbo Quotes & Sayings

15 most famous Dalton Trumbo quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was an American novelist who passed away on 10 September, 1976.

Dalton Trumbo Quotes
“The chief internal enemies of any state are those public officials who betray the trust imposed upon them by the people.”
“Everybody now seems to be talking about democracy. I don't understand this. As I think of it, democracy isn't like a Sunday suit to be brought out and worn only for parades. It's the kind of a life a decent man leads, it's something to live for and to die for.”
Dalton Trumbo Quotes
“Dishonesty in government is the business of every citizen. It is not enough to do your own job. There's no particular virtue in that. Democracy isn't a gift. It's a responsibility.”
“Democracy means that people can say what they want to. All the people. It means that they can vote as they wish. All the people. It means that they can worship God in any way they feel right, and that includes Christians and Jews and voodoo doctors as well.”
“A good businessman never makes a contract unless he's sure he can carry it through, yet every fool on earth is perfectly willing to sign a marriage contract without considering whether he can live up to it or not.”
Dalton Trumbo Quotes
“We'll free every slave in every town and region. Can anybody get a bigger army than that?”
Dalton Trumbo Quotes
“Privately, I believe in none of them. Neither do you. Publicly, I believe in them all.”
Dalton Trumbo Quotes
“I fought fire with oil.”
Dalton Trumbo Quotes
“One of the disadvantages of being a patrician is that occasionally you're obliged to act like one.”
Dalton Trumbo Quotes
“The only interesting thing that can happen in a Swiss bedroom is suffocation by feather mattress.”

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