Quotation by John L. Balderston

We didn't come to dig in Egypt for medals. Much more is learned from studying bits of broken pottery than from all the sensational finds. Our job is to increase the sum of human knowledge of the past, not to satisfy our own curiosity.
John L. Balderston (1899–1954), U.S. screenwriter. Karl Freund. Sir Joseph Whemple (Arthur Byron), The Mummy, to Ralph Norton, who is eager to open the splendid chest they've found (1932).

From the story by Nina Wilcox Putnam and Richard Schayer.
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