Quotes by Bill Mauldin

Bill Mauldin

American cartoonist

Alive from: 1921-2003

Category: Comedians and humor | Artists

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    Certainly none of the advances made in civilization has been due to counterrevolutionaries and advocates of the status quo.
    Source: Back Home
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    I would like to thank the people who encouraged me to draw army cartoons at a time when the gag man's conception of the army was one of mean ole sergents and jeeps which jump over mountains.
    Source: Up Front
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    I'm convinced that the infantry is the group in the army which gives more and gets less than anybody else.
    Source: Up Front
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    Look at an infantryman's eyes, and you can tell how much war he has seen.
    Source: Up Front cartoon caption
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    My outlook on warfare is best illustrated by a cartoon I did some thirty-odd years ago of a soldier in an Italian foxhole reading about the Normandy invasion and observing to his buddy that: The hell this ain't the most important hole in the world. I'm in it.
    Source: Mud & Guts : A Look at the Common Soldier of the American Revolution
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    Patton was living in the Dark Ages. Soldiers were peasants to him. I didn't like that attitude.
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    While a guy at home is sweating over his income tax and Victory garden, a dogface somewhere is getting great joy out of wiggling his little finger. He does it just to see it move and to prove to himself that he is still alive and able to move it.
    Source: Up Front
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    You've got to be a misanthrope in this business, a real son of a bitch. I'm touchy. I've got raw nerve ends, and I'll jump. If I see a stuffed shirt, I want to punch it.
    Source: As quoted in Hit It If Its Big in TIME magazine (21 July 1961)
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    [Officer standing on a mountain crest:] Beautiful view. Is there one for the enlisted men?
    Source: Cartoon caption
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    [One soldier to another aiming a gun at a mouse:] Aim between the eyes, Joe. Sometimes they charge when they're wounded.
    Source: Willie & Joe: Overseas, 1943-1945, p. 123
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    [Soldier speaking to another soldier:] Why the hell couldn't you have been born a beautiful woman?
    Source: LIFE Magazine, 16 July 1945, Cartoon Caption
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