Antonio Lpez de Santa Anna
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Antonio Lpez de Santa Anna (Character)
from The Alamo (2004)

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The Alamo (2004)
Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana: [in Spanish] Move this battery forward!
Mexican Lieutenant: Excelencia, with all due respect for your safety, Davy Crockett is in the Alamo.

Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana: If we are not successful, our grandchildren and their grandchildren will beg for crumbs from the Americans!

Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana: Without blood, without tears, there's no glory.

General Castrillon: Houston is less than two miles away.
Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana: We will break camp and chase the coward!
General Castrillon: He's not running. He's on his way here.

General Castrillon: Our twelve pound cannon arrives tomorrow. Why sacrifice our soldiers trying to take a wall that can be demolished?
Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana: General Castrillon, what are the lives of soldiers but so many chickens?


The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (1987) (TV)
Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna: History teaches us, gentlemen, that great generals remain generals by never underestimating their opposition.

Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna: We will go home with honor or we will not go home. Understood?
[When Black does not respond, Santa Ana snarls angrily]
Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna: UNDERSTOOD?
Col. Black: Yes, excellency.

Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna: Send her to the North with the others. I do not make war on women... and children.
Mrs. Susannah Dickinson: [Contemptuously] Just the freedom of your people!

Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna: I like you English... your thoroughness... your worldliness...
Col. Black: [Interrupting] On behalf of my countrymen...
Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna: [He pointedly holds up an imperious finger to silence him] ... but I do not like your fine manners. Manners win women, not wars. Perhaps if you English had realized that, the Americans would not be a country to plague me now. Yes?
[Black remains silent]


The First Texan (1956)
Santa Ana: General, if I may so, you may consider yourself born to no common destiny. You have conquered the Napoleon of the West. Now it remains to you to be generous to the vanquished.
Sam Houston: You should have remembered that kind of philosophy at the Alamo, General.

Santa Ana: What terms do you propose, General?
Sam Houston: I don't propose terms, I dictate them.