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Think

Dark-haired man holding a lit cigarette

We’re developing a new citizenry. One that will be very selective about cereals and automobiles,

but won’t be able to think.  Rod Serling

Rodman Edward “Rod” Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriterplaywrighttelevision producer, and narrator known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his science-fiction anthology TV seriesThe Twilight Zone. Serling was active in politics, both on and off the screen, and helped form television industry standards. He was known as the “angry young man” of Hollywood, clashing with television executives and sponsors over a wide range of issues including censorshipracism, and war.

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Frustrated

Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull.    Rod Serling

Rodman Edward “Rod” Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriterplaywrighttelevision producer, and narrator known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his science-fiction anthology TV seriesThe Twilight Zone. Serling was active in politics, both on and off the screen, and helped form television industry standards. He was known as the “angry young man” of Hollywood, clashing with television executives and sponsors over a wide range of issues including censorshipracism, and war

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Posted in Movie Speeches

Pacifist?

A nice little anti-war speech in this episode of The Twilight Zone, No Time Like the Past, a little time travel, a man tired of the hate, wars, and all the problems of the present days goes back to live in 1881.  Written by the man himself, Rod Serling.  

 

Hanford: … You some kind of a pacifist, Driscoll?

Paul Driscoll: No, just some sick idiot who’s seen too many boys die because of too many men who fight their battles at dining room tables… and who probably wouldn’t last forty-five seconds in a REAL skirmish if they WERE thrust into it.

Hanford: …I take offense at that remark, Mr. Driscoll!

Paul Driscoll: And I take offense at “armchair warriors” like yourself – who clearly don’t know what a shrapnel, or a bullet, or a saber wound feels like… who’ve never smelled death after three days on an empty battlefield… who’ve never seen the look on a man’s face when he realizes he’s lost a limb or two, and his blood is seeping out. Mr. Hanford, you have a great affinity for “planting flags deep, high, and proud.” But you don’t have a nodding acquaintance of what it’s like for families to bury their sons in the same soil!