Lincoln
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Abraham Lincoln: I am the president of the United States of America, clothed in immense power! You will procure me those votes!

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Abraham Lincoln: I could write shorter sermons, but when I get started I'm too lazy to stop.

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Thaddeus Stevens: Retain, even in opposition, your capacity for astonishment.

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Thaddeus Stevens: The greatest measure of the 19th century was passed by corruption, aided and abetted by the purest man in America.

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Abraham Lincoln: Do you think we choose the times into which we are born? Or do we fit the times we are born into?

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Abraham Lincoln: With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.

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Thaddeus Stevens: Trust? Gentlemen, you seem to have forgotten that our chosen career is politics.

Mary Todd Lincoln: Seward can't do it; you must. Because if you fail to acquire the necessary votes, woe unto you, sir. You will answer to me.

Mary Todd Lincoln: No one is loved as much as you by the people. Don't waste that power.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Tommy Lee Jones takes home a copy of the bill it is folded lengthwise, when he hands it to Epatha Merkeson it is folded crosswise.

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Trivia: Director Steven Spielberg obtained permission from the museum that holds Abraham Lincoln's original pocket watch to record the sound of the watch for use in the movie. So, in several scenes where Lincoln is in contemplative thought and fiddling with his watch, the ticking watch sound is actually the same as Lincoln heard 150 years ago.

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Question: In all the articles I have read, Booth shot Lincoln then jumped out of the box into the audience below, spraining his ankle. He managed to escape because the audience thought it was part of the act. In the movie the show is interrupted by the Manager coming onto the stage to announce that Lincoln had just been shot - no disruption during the show until then. Is this a goof or not?

Answer: Lincoln was shot at Ford's theater while attending the play Our American Cousin. The interruption by the manager to announce that Lincoln had been shot was during a different play that Tad Lincoln was watching at the time in a completely different theater.

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