General Woundwort Quotes in Watership Down (1978)


General Woundwort Quotes:

  • General Woundwort: Why throw your life away?

    Bigwig: Hraka

    [rabbit for "excrement"]

    Bigwig: ... sir!

    General Woundwort: Come out!

    Bigwig: My Chief's told me to defend this run.

    General Woundwort: [Stunned] YOUR Chief?

  • [Woundwort emerges from the hole and sees his soldiers fleeing at the sight of the dog]

    General Woundwort: Come back! Come back, you fools!

    Campion: Run!

    General Woundwort: Come back! Come back and fight! Dogs aren't dangerous!

    [the dog drops a dead Efrafan and then comes in slow-motion after Woundwort, who tries to lunge away from the dog and disappears off-screen]

  • General Woundwort: Your name?

    Hyzenthlay: Hyzenthlay, sir.

    General Woundwort: I'll be frank with you. You're safe here. Well get on with it!

    Hyzenthlay: Sir, several of us propose an expedition for a new warren. Somewhere else.

    General Woundwort: A new warren? Out of the question!

    Hyzenthlay: But you don't understand. The system is breaking down.

    General Woundwort: Explain that.

    Hyzenthlay: Some of us can't produce litters, we're overcrowded.

    General Woundwort: I want no further discussion about it.

    Hyzenthlay: We'll go as far as you like!

    General Woundwort: Here or anywhere else!

    Hyzenthlay: I...

    [she is approached threateningly by Campion]

    Hyzenthlay: [meekly] Thank you, sir.

    [she leaves]

    General Woundwort: Campion, have her watched.

  • [Confronting Bigwig leading a mass defection of Efrafans]

    General Woundwort: Bigwig, you traitorous...!

    [to a subordinate]

    General Woundwort: Captain, get this miserable group back to their marks. I'll settle you myself, Bigwig. There's no need to take you back.

    Bigwig: Come and try, you cracked-brain slave driver!

  • [after they've been fighting]

    Bigwig: I told you once that I was trying to impress you... I hope I have.

    General Woundwort: And I told you I would kill you myself! There's no white bird here, Bigwig!

  • General Woundwort: [after Kehaar the bird attacks him] Get away, you damn white bird!

  • Campion: The new officer, sir! He's gone!

    General Woundwort: Bigwig?

    Campion: He's wounded Chervil, taken a crowd of the mark with him.

    General Woundwort: Embleer Frith! I'll blind him. *I'LL BLIND HIM!*

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