Glory

Glory quotes

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Colonel Robert Gould Shaw
Multiple Characters
Private Trip


Col. Montgomery: That wouldn't have been necessary if that secession woman hadn't started it. They never learn. You see secession has to be cleared away by the hand of God like the Jews of old. Now I will have to burn this town.


Cpl. Thomas Searles: It's not true is it? I mean about not being allowed to fight. The men are living for that day. I know I am.

Pvt. Jupiter Sharts: [after getting handed a musket] I can knock something down with this!

Pvt. Jupiter Sharts: [praying aloud] Tomorrow we goes into battle, so Lordy, let me fight with the rifle in one hand, and the Good Book in the other. So that if I may die at the muzzle of the rifle... die on water, or on land, I may know that you blessed Jesus almighty are with me... and I have no fear.

Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins: That's right, Hines. Ain't no dream. We runaway slaves but we come back fightin' men. Go tell your folks how kingdom come in the year of jubilee!

'Shaw: [points at the flag bearer] If this man should fall, who will lift the flag and carry on?
[Searles steps forward]
Searles: I will.
Shaw: I'll see you in the fort, Thomas.

Forbes: Why do you treat the men this way, Robert?
Shaw: How should I treat them?
Forbes: ...Like men?

Kendric: Morning, colonel. Change your mind about that bottle?
Shaw: I want 600 pairs of shoes and 1200 pairs of socks... and anything else you've been holding out on us, you piece of rat filth!
Kendric: I don't have any.
Shaw: Not for niggers you don't!
Kendric: Not for anybody.
Shaw: I see. I'll just look around to see if you haven't misplaced them!
[He begins to smash up the place]
Kendric: HEY!
Shaw: You son of a bitch!
[smashes the place even more]
Kendric: Goddamn it, you can't...!
Shaw: Can't I? I'm a colonel, you nasty little cuss! You think you can keep 700 Union soldiers without proper shoes because you think it's funny? Now, where would that power come from?

Mulcahy: [watching Searles practice with his bayonet] Oh, what do we have here? Bonnie Prince Charley and his toy bayonet! Stab me.
Searles: What?
Mulcahy: Stab-me.
[Searles comes at him gingerly and Mulcahy slaps it away]
Mulcahy: I said STAB, not TICKLE! Come on, you prissy little schoolgirl!
[Searles comes at him again, Mulcahy disarms him and slams the rifle butt into his stomach, then his face. Searles falls to the ground, writhing in pain and sobbing]
Mulcahy: No shame, son, get up... I SAID GET UP!
Trip: Nigger forgot to duck, that's all!
Shaw: Sergeant, deal with that man!

Mulcahy: Left! Right! Left! [to Sharts] What the hell are you doing, boy? Don't you know your right from your left?
[Scared, Sharts shakes his head]
Mulcahy: No? How many here do not know right from left?
[Half a dozen hands are raised. Mulcahy mutters something under his breath, then slaps Sharts on the chest]
Mulcahy: THIS is your FRONT!
[slaps his back]
Mulcahy: THIS is your REAR!
[stomps on his right foot]
Mulcahy: THIS is your RIGHT!
[goes to stomp on his left foot]
Mulcahy: And THIS...!
[Sharts lifts his foot out of the way]
Mulcahy: Now you're learnin', boy-o!


Rawlins: [about Col. Shaw] He's just a boy.
Trip: He a weak white boy, and beatin' on a nigger make him feel strong.

Rawlins: The town is clean sir. Ain't no rebs here, just some women.
Col. Montgomery: You hear that! Let's clear er out!
[His men begin looting the town]
Shaw: What are you doing?
Col. Montgomery: Liberating this town in the name of the Republic.

Rawlins: Where about you from?
Trip: I'm from around Tennessee. I ran away when I was 12 years old and I ain't never looked back.
Sharts: What ya doin' since then?
Trip: I've been running for President. I ain't winning though.

Shaw: Never, question my authority in front of others
Forbes: Well I is sorry, mas'sa. You be the boss-man now and all us chill'ins must learn your ways.

Shaw: Sgt. Mulcahy!
Mulcahy: Sir!
Shaw: I have no doubt you are a fair man, Mulcahy. I wonder if you are treating the men a little hard.
[Mulcahy pauses]
Shaw: You may speak freely.
Mulcahy: [referring to Cpl. Thomas Searles] The boy is a friend of yours, is he?
Shaw: Yes, we grew up together
Mulcahy: Let him grow up some more.