Clark Gable quote

"Disagreeing with the fervent patriotism of the Confederates: "I think it's hard winning a war with words, gentlemen. . . . I'm saying very plainly that the Yankees are better equipped than we. . . . All we've got is cotton and slaves, and arrogance." "I seem to be spoiling everybody's brandy and cigars and dreams of victory.""

Clark Gable

Born: February 1, 1901

Die: November 16, 1960

Occupation: Film actor

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