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  • Yuri Orlov: There are only two tragedies in life. One is not getting what you want, the other is getting it.


  • Yuri Orlov: They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they oughta say is, "Evil prevails."
    Yuri Orlov: They say, 'Evil prevails when good men fail to act.' What they oughta say is, 'Evil prevails.'


  • Yuri Orlov: Often, the most barbaric atrocities occur when both combatants proclaim themselves "freedom fighters."
    Yuri Orlov: Often, the most barbaric atrocities occur when both combatants proclaim themselves 'freedom fighters.'


  • Yuri Orlov: That's the trouble with falling in love with a dream girl. They have a habit of becoming real.


  • Yuri Orlov: You can't force someone to fall in love with you, but you can definitely improve your odds.


  • Yuri Orlov: You know who's going to inherit the Earth? Arms dealers. Because everyone else is too busy killing each other. That's the secret to survival. Never go to war, especially with yourself.


  • Yuri Orlov: Without operations like mine it would be impossible for certain countries to conduct a respectable war. I was able to navigate around those inconvenient little arms embargoes. There are three basic types of arms deal: white, being legal, black, being illegal, and my personal favorite color, *gray*. Sometimes I made the deal so convoluted, it was hard for *me* to work out if they were on the level.


  • Yuri Orlov: There are over 550 million firearms in worldwide circulation. That's one firearm for every twelve people on the planet. The only question is: How do we arm the other 11?


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