Soldiers quotes

423 soldiers quotes, film quotes, movie lines, taglines
  • “Some had families waiting. For others, their only family would be the men they bled beside. There were no bands, no flags, no Honor Guards to welcome them home. They went to war because their country ordered them to. But in the end, they fought not for their country or their flag, they fought for each other.”

    Barry Pepper - Joe Galloway
    [Tag:brotherhood, soldiers, war]
  • “We can no long wear the uniform of the soldier. We forfeited that right and that includes me. I disobeyed an executive order, I violated my duty as a commanding officer. And eight men paid a catastrophic price. It's a mistake not easy to live with. So here I am just like you, a convicted criminal. Only difference between you and me is, I know...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Robert Redford - Lt. Gen. Eugene Irwin
    [Tag:crime, guilt, soldiers]
  • “Men my age dictate this war. Why should we be allowed to send our children to fight it?”
    Mark Rylance - Mr. Dawson
    [Tag:soldiers, son, war]
  • “We're not Watusi. We're not Spartans. We're Americans, with a capital 'A', huh? You know what that means? Do ya? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We're the underdog. We're mutts!”

    Bill Murray - John
    [Tag:americans, army, soldiers]
  • “I'm a soldier, I serve my country. But this is not my country. I was lying out there bleeding to death, thinking, if I die now, I leave nothing to my children but shame. I know now there is only one way to serve Germany, and doing so I'll be a traitor... I accept that.”

    Tom Cruise - Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg
    [Tag:shame, soldiers, war]
  • “- Sheldon Kornpett: You were involved in the Bay of Pigs?
    - Vince Ricardo: Involved? That was my idea.”

    Alan Arkin - Sheldon Kornpett
    Peter Falk - Vince Ricardo
    [Tag:ideas, soldiers, war]
  • “A German soldier conducts a search of a house suspected of hiding Jews. Where does the hawk look? He looks in the barn, he looks in the attic, he looks in the cellar, he looks everywhere he would hide. But there's so many places it would never occur to a hawk to hide.”

    Christoph Waltz - Col. Hans Landa
    [Tag:jews, seeking, soldiers]
  • “- Cruiser: I guess we're going after John and Russell. I can't believe they're Russian spies. Can you?
    - Psycho: All I know is, finally I get to kill somebody.”

    John Diehl - Cruiser
    Conrad Dunn - Psycho
    [Tag:killing, soldiers]
  • “What does it mean to be Samurai? To devote yourself utterly to a set of moral principles. To seek a stillness of your mind. And to master the way of the sword.”
    Tom Cruise - Nathan Algren
    [Tag:attitude, japan, soldiers]
  • “We were soldiers once, and young.”
    Barry Pepper - Joe Galloway
    [Tag:past, soldiers, youth]
  • “All right, you devil dogs, let's take that fuckin' hill!”
    Boyd Gaines - Lieutenant Ring
    [Tag:fighting, order, soldiers]
  • “- Co: Why did they pick you? Because you like to fight?
    - Rambo: I'm expendable.
    - Co: What mean expendable?
    - Rambo: It's like someone invites you to a party and you don't show up. It doesn't really matter.”

    Julia Nickson - Co
    Sylvester Stallone - Rambo
    [Tag:fighting, self-esteem, soldiers]
  • “How hard is it to find a dead Englishman on Dunkirk beach? He didn't kill anyone!”
    Fionn Whitehead - Tommy
    [Tag:death, killing, soldiers]
  • “One day the war will be over. And I hope that the people that use this bridge in years to come will remember how it was built and who built it. Not a gang of slaves, but soldiers, British soldiers, Clipton, even in captivity.”
    Alec Guinness - Colonel Nicholson
    [Tag:building, soldiers]
  • “- Maj. Warden: I belong to a rather rum group called Force 316. Our headquarters is up in the botanical gardens.
    - Commander Shears: Protecting rare plants from the enemy?”

    Jack Hawkins - Major Warden
    William M. Holden - Shears
    [Tag:army, soldiers]
  • “Do you know why we dress soldiers the same? So everybody knows they're replaceable.”
    Nicole Kidman - Gretchen Carlson
  • Wars aren't fought by nations or by armies. Wars are fought by men. There are two types of general in the American military. There are those who believe they can win in the face of all evidence to the contrary. And there are those who know they can't. Unfortunately for the world, it's the believers who climb to the top of the ladder. It's guys...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Scoot McNairy - Sean Cullen
    [Tag:army, leader, soldiers]
  • “Men like Dick Best are the reason we're going to win this war.”
    Luke Evans - Wade McClusky
    [Tag:soldiers, war, winning]
  • “- Captain York: I'm Captain Yorke, sir. I bid you welcome, General Thursday.
    - Lt. Col. Owen Thursday: I'm not a general, Captain. A man is what he's paid for. I'm paid in the rank of Lt. Colonel.
    - Captain York: I'd remembered you as a general from the war, sir.”

    John Wayne - Capt. Kirby York
    Henry Fonda - Lt. Col. Owen Thursday
    [Tag:job, salary, soldiers]
  • “It's a world the other world will never know. Even the Air Force. Up there, they approach death differently. When they die, they're clean-shaven, well fed, if that's any comfort. But the G.I., well, he lives so miserably and he dies so miserably...”
    Burgess Meredith - Ernie Pyle - Scripps-Howard War Correspondent
    [Tag:death, soldiers]
  • “The new kids that come up, that's what gets you. The new ones, some of them have just got a little fuzz on their faces. They don't know what its all about. Scared to death. You know, Ernie, I know it ain't my fault that they get killed, but it makes me feel like a murderer. I hate to look at 'em, the new kids.”
    Robert Mitchum - Lt. Walker
    [Tag:responsibility, soldiers, youth]
  • “Make no mistake about it. You guys need to own the fact that we do not have the flag on our shoulders. You cannot go back to your normal life after tonight. You guys need to own the fact that what we’re about to do is criminal.”

    Ben Affleck - Tom 'Redfly' Davis
    [Tag:crime, soldiers]
  • “We aren't madmen or sadists, gentlemen. Those who call us Fascists today, forget the contribution that many of us made to the Resistance. Those who call us Nazis, don't know that among us there are survivors of Dachau and Buchenwald. We are soldiers and our only duty is to win.”
    Jean Martin - Col. Mathieu
    [Tag:duty, soldiers]
  • “- Ford: What is this?
    - Wafner: Our greatest achievement. With it, we create super-Nazis; A thousand year army and its thousand year soldiers.”

    Wyatt Russell - Ford
    Pilou Asbæk - Wafner
    [Tag:blood, nazism, soldiers]
  • “There's a lot of soldiers out there and there's only four of us.”
    Iain De Caestecker - Chase
    [Tag:fighting, soldiers]