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"... and so, gentlemen, I have to report that, despite the not inconsiderable complications and burdens presented by the war, the income of the North American Broadcasting Company showed a net increase of two per cent."
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"I have the first sergeant's permission to speak to the commanding officer. I am in love with your daughter, sir, and would like to marry her."
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"I'd like something nice for my boy at Fort Dix."
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"And look, Papa, he shaves."
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"Of course, you'll have to be on the qui vive during the blackouts."
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"Well, good luck, Herman!"
"This is the brother I told you guys about."
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"What's the matter with this place? Don't they know there's a war on?"
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"I feel an intense pride, Robert, that I live in a country rich enough to have war and peace at the same time."
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"We're slipping you this decoration, K-43, in recognition of your distinguished service in military intelligence."
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"I know we just met, but all I got is a twenty-four-hour pass!"
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"I hate to sound like a sergeant, Ralph, but it's ten minutes to six."
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"Then he said that people are supposed to forget conventions in times like these."
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"And a hef pond good sirloin for my boy, Sergeant Koppleman."
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"The most wonderful thing is it meets every government regulation and requirement."
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"Mrs. Barnes is to have a complete head-to-toe – she's to be the victim in a bandage-instruction class."
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"She would fall into a soft spot."
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"Can they really make a Yale man a private?"
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Army Leader: 'We have ways of making you Torque.'
"Have they decided not to have M-day."
"Er – may you?
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"War is hell...but peace is hell for the defense budget."
Children and war
"Are you two trying to play the imitation game?"
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