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 Bill Trumbo - “The airport closed at midnight. So we were forced out and found some accommodation in a hotel ballroom. It wasn't the worst thing that could happen, and the kids were happy to be celebrating there instead of inside some airport.”
 Dalton Trumbo - “Bankers, nepotists, contracts and talkies on four fingers one may count the leeches which have sucked a young and vigorous industry into paresis.”
 Dalton Trumbo - “The only interesting thing that can happen in a Swiss bedroom is suffocation by feather mattress.”
 Dalton Trumbo - “Privately, I believe in none of them. Neither do you. Publicly, I believe in them all.”
 Dalton Trumbo - “One of the disadvantages of being a patrician is that occasionally you're obliged to act like one.”
 Dalton Trumbo - “I never considered the working class anything other than something to get out of.”
 Dalton Trumbo - “I fought fire with oil.”
 Dalton Trumbo - “Now the truth of the matter is that there are a lot of things people don't understand. Take the Einstein theory. Take taxes. Take love. Do you understand them Neither do I. But they exist. They happen.”
 Dalton Trumbo - “The chief internal enemies of any state are those public officials who betray the trust imposed upon them by the people.”
 Dalton Trumbo - “The only kind of love worth having is the kind that goes on living and laughing and fighting and loving.”
 Bill Trumbo - “The logic is, championship-caliber teams split their games on the road and win at home. Our expectation is if we can keep the team intact without injury or foul trouble, we should play successfully at home.”
 Bill Trumbo - “We probably should have had a few more in the win column. If you look at the second half of conference play, we were as strong as anyone.”
 Dalton Trumbo - “I will, proudly and by preference, do at least one picture a year for King Brothers, and I will try to make it the best picture that I have it in me to do.”
 Dalton Trumbo - “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 - “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.”
 Dalton Trumbo - “Trumbo wrote with wit, but one letter, to the head of the school where his youngest daughter had been humiliated because of her father's legal problems, was not funny at all This slow murder of the mind and heart and spirit of a young child is the proud outcome of those patriotic meetings held by a few parents under the sponsorship of the PTA and the Bluebirds, ... It is a living test of the high principles of both organizations - principles noble in word, ignoble and savage in application. ... I should like you to watch how decently and bravely our daughter tries to suppress her bewilderment at her first encounter with barbarism parading as American virtue. Barbarism which began at your school among adult persons.”
 Dalton Trumbo - “I am one day going to be working openly in the motion picture industry. When that day comes, I swear to you that I will never sign a term contract with any major studio.”
 Dalton Trumbo - “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.”
 Bill Trumbo - “Of all the road trips we make in (the California Coast Athletic Association), this one probably is the toughest, not only because it's our longest trip (in mileage), but also because both teams are very competitive.”
 Dalton Trumbo - “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.”
 Bill Trumbo - “This really is just a one-year fix. Our new baseballsoftball stadium will be completed in 2007. So we really just needed to find a place for this season.”
 Dalton Trumbo - “We'll free every slave in every town and region. Can anybody get a bigger army than that”