Latest Hilts quotes from The Great Escape
I haven't seen Berlin yet, from the ground or from the air, and I plan on doing both before the war is over.
Cavendish: [Hilts has just taken some boards out of all the beds and Denys walks in after singing] 5 golds rings, 4 calling birds, bloody singing, hi Hilts.
[jumps on to bed and falls through all three]
Cavendish: 3 french hens, 2 turtle doves and a partridge, alley-oop!
Hilts: [sees that Denys has fallen through bed] Never mind.
Hilts: Wait a minute. You aren't seriously suggesting that if I get through the wire... and case everything out there... and don't get picked up... to turn myself in and get thrown back in the cooler for a couple of months so you can get the information you need?
Ashley-Pitt: I didn't think he'd get caught so soon.
Bartlett: He wasn't caught.
Bartlett: Where in God's name did you get these?
Bartlett: Well, where did he get them?
Griffith: Well, I asked him that.
Bartlett: What did he say?
Griffith: "Don't ask."
Hilts: How many you taking out?
Bartlett: Two hundred and fifty.
Hilts: Two hundred and fifty?
Hilts: You're crazy. You oughta be locked up. You, too. Two hundred and fifty guys just walkin' down the road, just like that?
Bartlett: Virgil, isn't it?
Hilts: Hilts. Just make it Hilts.
Hilts: Hold on to yourself, Bartlett. You're twenty feet short.
Bartlett: What do you mean, twenty feet short?
Hilts: You're twenty feet short of the woods. The hole is right here in open. The guard is between us and the lights.
One has to ask some very strange things in the job I have.
Bartlett: In the three years, seven months and two weeks that I've been in the bag, that's the most extraordinary stuff I've ever tasted. It's shattering!
MacDonald: Well, I think it's rather good... Well, with your permission, sir, I think I'll all on kives. Er, call on Ives.
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