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 sergeants and jeeps which jump over mountains.

— Bill Mauldin

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Look at an infantryman's eyes and you can tell how much war he has seen.

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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.

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Humor is really laughing off a hurt, grinning at misery.

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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.

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I was a born troublemaker and might as well earn a living at it.

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I feel like a fugitive from the law of averages.

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The surest way to become a pacifist is to join the infantry.

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If you're a leader, you don't push wet spaghetti, you pull it.

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When we realize finally that we aren't God's given children, we'll understand satire. Humor is really laughing off a hurt, grinning at misery.

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If you're a leader, you don't push wet spaghetti, you pull it.

The U.S. Army still has to learn that. The British understand it. Patton understood it. I always admired Patton. Oh, sure, the stupid bastard was crazy. He was insane. He thought he was living in the Dark Ages. Soldiers were peasants to him. I didn't like that attitude, but I certainly respected his theories and the techniques he used to get his men out of their foxholes.

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I drew pictures for and about the soldiers because I knew what their life was like and understood their gripes. I wanted to make something out of the humorous situations which come up even when you don't think life could be any more miserable.

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Certainly none of the advances made in civilization has been due to counterrevolutionaries and advocates of the status quo.

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About Bill Mauldin

Quotes 17 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Cartoonist
Birthday October 16

'Peace' is when nobody's shooting. A 'just peace' is when our side gets what it wants.

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A soldier's life revolves around his mail.

Like many others, I've been able to follow my kid's progress from the day he was born until now he is able to walk and talk a little, and although I have never seen him I know him very well.

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The American public highly overrates its sense of humor.

We're great belly laughers and prat fallers, but we never really did have a real sense of humor. Not satire anyway. We're a fatheaded, cotton-picking society. When we realize finally that we aren't God's given children, we'll understand satire. Humor is really laughing off a hurt, grinning at misery.

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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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