General Rokurota Makabe Quotes in The Hidden Fortress (1958)
General Rokurota Makabe Quotes:
General Rokurota Makabe: Hide a stone among stones and a man among men.
General Rokurota Makabe: [sees Tahei and Matashichi scrambling down the rocks, trying to escape] Hey! where are you going?
Tahei: Boss, run! The Yamana soldiers have found us! There were horses by the spring!
General Rokurota Makabe: Idiots! I stole those.
Tahei, Matakishi: Huh?
[General Makabe emerges from the fortress on a misty morning, clutching Tahei by the collar of his rags]
General Rokurota Makabe: Where's Matashichi?
Tahei: I don't know!
[Makabe drags the shifty peasant down the steps into the courtyard]
Tahei: Ow, ow, ow...
General Rokurota Makabe: What are you up to?
Tahei: H-he-he's gone to the town...
General Rokurota Makabe: The town? What for?
Tahei: To- to tell the soldiers...
General Rokurota Makabe: Tell them what?
Tahei: A-about the Princess, of course!
Tahei: The Princess?
[Makabe let's go of Tahei in surprise. Tahei scrambles away, wailing and screaming. He's now standing on the other side of the trench that Makabe forced him and Matashichi to dig]
Tahei: We're not... as stupid as you think! You thought you'd fooled us! We know you... that ten ryo you had... it's from the war funds you stole! On top of that, you intend to get a reward for the Princess! We won't let you!
General Rokurota Makabe: I was wrong to trust such scum.
Tahei: You should talk- you're the scum!
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