Quotation by Dudley Nichols

Brown: Gentlemen, I am the bearer of joyful tidings. We leave this charming paradise tomorrow.
Quincannon: Paradise! It's the devil's own backyard.
Sanders: Don't jest Quincannon. You know what this place really is.
Quincannon: I do. And I can tell you in fifty words and every one of them forbidden.
Sanders: If you'd read your Bible instead of hanging around canteens and native quarters all your life, you'd know that Mesopotamia, this, this very spot you're standing on this very minute is the, the actual Garden of Eden.
Quincannon: The Garden of Eden, the Garden of Eden, how are ya. I tell ya, it'd take no angel with a flamin' sword to drive me out.
Sanders: That's blasphemy Quincannon.
Quincannon: Blasphemy. Are you aware you're talking to a man who was for ten years an altar boy.
Dudley Nichols (1895–1960), U.S. screenwriter, Garrett Fort, co-scenarist, and John Ford. Brown (Reginald Denny), Quincannon (J.M. Kerrigan), Sanders (Boris Karloff), The Lost Patrol, religious zealot Sanders explains that the desert they are lost in is the biblical Garden of Eden (1934).

Based on the story "Patrol," by Philip MacDonald.
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Copyright ©  2015 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
About PRIVACY POLICY Terms Careers Contact Us Help