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The Best 'Dr. Strangelove' Quotes

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Best Dr. Strangelove quotes, with movie clips, ranked by fans. This list of great movie quotes from Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb collects all of the most famous lines from the film in one place, allowing you to pick the top quotes and move them up the list. Everyone loves to quote famous lines from movies, so having a good knowledge of good movie quotes can be essential -- you wouldn't want to miss a funny Dr. Strangelove reference about precious bodily fluids in your favorite new TV show, after all! 

Consistently named one of the best movies of all time, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb searches for methods in the madness of a General who believes the USSR is out to poison the US through the fluoridation of the water supply and sets off to launch a nuclear attack that he and his prisoner alone can stop. Stanley Kubrick's classic was nominated for four Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director.

This list includes all the best Dr. Strangelove lines and moments, just as they appeared in the actual movie script. Whether they are funny quotes, sad quotes, quotes about love or death, all the most famous Dr. Strangelove quotes are here.

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    No Fighting in Here

    No Fighting in Here is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 'Dr. Strangelove' Quotes
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    President Merkin Muffley: Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room.
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    What Is It About War

    What Is It About War is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 'Dr. Strangelove' Quotes
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    General Jack D. Ripper: Mandrake, do you recall what Clemenceau once said about war?
    Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: No, I don't think I do, sir, no.
    General Jack D. Ripper: He said war was too important to be left to the generals. When he said that, 50 years ago, he might have been right. But today, war is too important to be left to politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought. I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.
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    What is Fluoridation

    What is Fluoridation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 'Dr. Strangelove' Quotes
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    General Jack D. Ripper: Fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous communist plot we have ever had to face.
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    A Good Pilot Is....

    General "Buck" Turgidson: If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!
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