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Funny movie quotes from Me and the Colonel

Funny movie quotes from Me and the Colonel starring Danny Kaye

Funny movie quotes from Me and the Colonel, a very funny “buddy” comedy set in World War II, starring Danny Kaye as a clever Jewish man who’s focused on surviving, and Curt Jurgens as a very strict, unimaginative Polish soldier who dislikes Jewish peopleS. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): I packed my belongings in two trunks and moved to Prague, but the German army seemed to take absolute delight in following me.


S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): My mother, wise woman that she was, used to say no matter what happened in life, there are always two possibilities.


Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): It is not war that is awful, it is being out of it that is disgusting.
Cosette: Can”t I make you forget the war, just for a little while?
Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): There is only one woman that can make me forget, she is written in my heart.  To her I shall always be faithful.
Cosette: Beginning when?
Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): To the end of time!


Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): So now, child, get me vehicle.
Szabuniewicz (Akim Tamiroff): Yes, sir, veh … vehicle?
Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): Get me automobile.  Get me plane.  Get me … motorcycle!  Get me donkey! But get me!
Szabuniewicz (Akim Tamiroff): Yes, sir.


Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): My suggestion is that you mind your own business.
S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): Strangely enough, we”re in the same business – the business of escaping.
Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): This fellow gets on my nerves.


Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): Hear me, Mr. Leibowitz.


Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): For me, that is the one possibility – honorable death!
S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): What about honorable life?  Isn”t that a possibility?


S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): The Baron Rothschild – do you happen to know his address?


S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): I would like to take one of the Baron’s automobiles off his hands?
Chauffeur: Do you have any proof of your relationship to the baron?
S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): Certainly. [hands him a large wad of cash]


Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): I requisition this automobile!
S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): Why Colonel, why do you have to requisition this automobile when we already have it?


S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): I bought this automobile for us.
Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): You insist on using this intimate pronoun “us”!


S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): I understand perfectly.  The Colonel does not like Jews; he cannot help it, that’s the way it was brought up.  I am Jewish; I cannot help it, that’s the way I was brought up.


Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): Why did you sell me this automobile when you have no gasoline?
S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): In the first place, I did not sell you this automobile, you confiscated it.  In the second place, who says I have no gasoline?
Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): You have gasoline?
Szabuniewicz (Akim Tamiroff): Must have gasoline, must have Jacobowsky.
Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): Less and less I like this Jacobowsky.


S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): The Colonel is an experienced driver?
Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): I am in the cavalry.
S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): The modern cavalry is motorized.
Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): [driving poorly] Not in Poland.


Major Von Bergen (Alexander Scourby): Just as he described it, exactly.
Suzanne Roualet (Nicole Maurey): Who?
Major Von Bergen (Alexander Scourby): My father, he had several meals here when he visited France – in the first World War.


Suzanne Roualet (Nicole Maurey): After you have lost this war, come back and I will prepare you a gala dinner!
Major Von Bergen (Alexander Scourby):I”m afraid I can”t wait that long.


S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): Write down also in your head that the Polish government owes me for one heart in very weak condition, one wrecked nervous system, and, if the Germans catch me, one entire Jacobowsky.


Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): I do not think, I act.  A gun I shoot, woman I love, honor I defend.
S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): Taken from the middle ages, as sure as the world is round.
Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): Who says that?
S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): Says what?
Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): The world is round.
S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): I don”t insist.  There is no doubt that you have one of the finest minds of the twelfth century.  Unfortunately, I live in the twentieth.


S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): Maybe you don”t want to live, but I do!
Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): In your case, this desire is trivial.


Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): In the cathedral of my heart, a candle was always burning for you.
S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): That must be the best-lit cathedral in Europe.


Szabuniewicz (Akim Tamiroff): Sure, Germans have put a price on his head.
S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): At the rate we”re going, they”ll collect it.


Suzanne Roualet (Nicole Maurey): And there were no other women?
Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): Especially when I am with other women, I feel lonely for you.
Suzanne Roualet (Nicole Maurey): And that is all you did when you were with them, think about me?
Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): To every woman I am polite.


Suzanne Roualet (Nicole Maurey): How did you get gasoline?
S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): For centuries, alchemists have been trying to turn lead into gold.  I have done one better – I have turned vodka into gasoline.
Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): [outraged] You gave away my vodka!
S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): Please, Colonel, you must be philosophical about this.  A car cannot run without gasoline, but a man can run without vodka.


S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): I know I am a superfluous man, but even a superfluous man wants to go on being … superfluous.


Suzanne Roualet (Nicole Maurey): You would not believe some of the things he [Jacobowsky] has done to survive.
Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): I believe it; I am not sure it was worth the effort.


Suzanne Roualet (Nicole Maurey): Where is Jacobowsky?
Szabuniewicz (Akim Tamiroff): I don”t know; I lost him.
Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): Well done, Corporal.


S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): My mother, God rest her soul, was a wonderful cook.  Out of nothing she could make, absolutely something.


Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): What weapons do you prefer?
S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): No preference, I dislike them all.


S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye):  There is a time for advance, and for retreat.  This is the uniform for retreat; I know, I”ve worn it all my life.


Major Von Bergen (Alexander Scourby): Such chutzpah you must have learned from a Jacobowsky.


S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): When your feet hurt, sometimes it is easier to forget the pain in your heart.


Nun: My passenger, I am sorry to see you here.
S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): I myself am not exactly overjoyed.


Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): To capture us, they will find it very expensive!
S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): Yes, but they can afford it.


Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): That’s tactic.  Tactic, I leave to my staff officer.  Samuel, I hereby appoint you as my staff officer.
S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): Thanks for the promotion.
Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): Oh, you’ve earned it!


Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): You are thinking?
S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): I am paralyzed.
Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): That not like you, Samuel.  Two heads are better than one, especially when one of them is Jacobowsky.


S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): In the synagogue of my heart, a candle will always burn for you.


Suzanne Roualet (Nicole Maurey): Come back soon, both of you, my two possibilities!


Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): My papers! In my confusion, I left them behind! I must die!
S. L. Jacobowsky (Danny Kaye): [handing him the papers] That would be premature.
Colonel Prokoszny (Curt Jurgens): More and more I am liking this Jacobowsky.


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