Biloxi Blues Quotes

Arnold Epstein: Once you start compromising your thoughts, you're a candidate for mediocrity.

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Arnold Epstein: You're a witness. You're always standing around watching what's happening, scribbling in your book what other people do. You have to get in the middle of it. You have to take sides. Make a contribution to the fight. Any fight. The one you believe in.

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Joseph Wykowski: [at chow] I suppose you think you're funny, Jerome?
Jerome: No, I think you're funny, Wykowski; you forgot to eat your aluminum tray!

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Sergeant Toomey: I never had men do push ups in bed before but I could start tonight.

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Sergeant Toomey: What would you do if the entire Japanese Army were behind you?
Eugene Morris Jerome: Surrender and get some sleep.

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[Eugene is trying to make small talk with Rowena]
Eugene Morris Jerome: Are you from Biloxi?
Rowena: No, Gulfport. My husband, too.
Eugene Morris Jerome: Your husband? You're married? My God, he'll KILL me if he finds me here!
Rowena: No he won't.
Eugene Morris Jerome: Yes he will!
Rowena: He won't. He's in the service. He knew about me before we were married. He's my best customer...
Eugene Morris Jerome: Customer? You charge your own husband?
Rowena: I mean he's my best lover.

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