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Consistently named one of the best movies of all time, The Bridge on the River Kwai is set in a Japanese PoW camp where a squad of British soldiers toils to erect a bridge under the direction of their Colonel who insists on following the laws of the Geneva Convention in their captivity. Unbeknownst to the British or the Japanese, the allies have plans to destroy the bridge as soon as it's erected. The classic film, released in 1957, won seven Academy Awards (including Best Director, Best Actor for Sir Alec Guinness, and Best Picture of the Year).This list includes all the best The Bridge on the River Kwai 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 The Bridge on the River Kwai quotes are here.
The War Will Be Over Soon
Colonel Nicholson: One day the war will be over. And I hope that the people that use this bridge in years to come will remember how it was built and who built it. Not a gang of slaves, but soldiers, British soldiers, Clipton, even in captivity.
A Collaboration With the Enemy
Major Clipton: The fact is, what we're doing could be construed as - forgive me sir - collaboration with the enemy. Perhaps even as treasonable activity. Must we work so well? Must we build them a better bridge than they could have built for themselves?
This is War!
Colonel Saito: Do not speak to me of rules. This is war! This is not a game of cricket!
I'll Kill Myself
Colonel Saito: Do you know what will happen to me if the bridge is not built on time?
Colonel Nicholson: I haven't the foggiest.
Colonel Saito: I'll have to kill myself. What would you do if you were me?
Colonel Nicholson: I suppose if I were you... I'd have to kill myself.