General Thomas Timms
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General Thomas Timms (Character)
from Mulholland Falls (1996)

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Mulholland Falls (1996)
General Timms: A hundred die so that a thousand may live.

General Timms: Some people die before their time so that others can live. It's a cornerstone of civilization.

General Timms: You're much more intelligent than you appear to be, Lieutenant. Must be a big advantage in your field. In my field, everyone was always so desperate to seem cleverer than they were.

General Timms: [about Allison] She was spectacular, wasn't she?

General Timms: These tiny particles of matter, which are so small that no one's ever seen them - never - they contain enough energy to blow up this house, an entire city, every person on Earth. Now that is inconceivable.
Hoover: General, I really don't think much about those things. I'd probably see too much.
General Timms: What do you see?
Hoover: People dead before their time.
General Timms: That's the history of the world, Lieutenant. Some people die before their time so that others can live. It's the cornerstone of civilization. War, religion, democracy. A hundred die so that a thousand may live.