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Quotation by Philip Dunne
We are not questioning your authority, sir, but if manners prevent our speaking the truth, we will be without manners.
Philip Dunne (1908–1992), U.S. screenwriter. Ianto (John Loder), How Green Was My Valley, after his father (Donald Crisp) has forbidden his brothers and him from speaking of the union at home (1941).
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