Heinrich Dorfmann Quotes in The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Heinrich Dorfmann Quotes:
Heinrich Dorfmann: Mr. Towns, you behave as if stupidity were a virtue. Why is that?
Heinrich Dorfmann: I told you there would be no difficulty in building this aeroplane. I also told you it would require an outstanding pilot to fly it. The only thing outstanding about you, Mr. Towns, is your stupidity.
Lew Moran: It may not be the best possible advertisement. but Frank Towns is probably one of the few really great pilots left in this push-button world of yours.
Heinrich Dorfmann: Oh, really?
Lew Moran: [angrily] Yes, 'Oh, really!' He was flying by the seat of his pants in planes that were nothing more than bits and pieces before you even went to school!
Heinrich Dorfmann: That's precisely what is wrong - he has remembered everything and learned nothing!
'Ratbags' Crow: Sometimes I wonder how you chaps never won the war.
Heinrich Dorfmann: War?
'Ratbags' Crow: [making sputtering sounds like an airplane and gesturung to suggest a plane flying in a mocking fashion]
Heinrich Dorfmann: [trying not to respond in kind] I wasn't involved.
'Ratbags' Crow: [makes a sound like a machine gun, falls down on the sand, and rolls over] That's it then! That's why they never won!
'Ratbags' Crow: [in a mocking tone] They didn't have old Heinrich!
Heinrich Dorfmann: Gentlemen, I have been examining this aeroplane.
Frank Towns: Yeah?
Heinrich Dorfmann: Yes. We've everything we need here to build a new one and fly it out. Now, if you'd like to have a look at my calculations, I don't know whether you can read my handwriting.
Frank Towns: Are you trying to be funny?
Heinrich Dorfmann: What did you say?
Frank Towns: I said, are you trying to be funny?
Heinrich Dorfmann: That is precisely the reaction I would have expected from a man of your obvious limitations.
Heinrich Dorfmann: I must say, without a radio, you would have expected them to turn for their alternate airport by now. Wouldn't you?
Trucker Cobb: I don't know, you grew up boy? Are you from the oil fields?
Heinrich Dorfmann: My brother's there Dorfmann. I went to visit him on a holiday.
Trucker Cobb: You went to visit your brother a general?
Heinrich Dorfmann: Yes he's chief under the geophysicist for the Iraqi oil company. That pilot, I would have thought he was a little elderly to be flying without a copilot. Wouldn't you?
Trucker Cobb: That sand's a bastard you know that, a real bastard.
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