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  • Sgt. Barnes: I got no fight with any man who does what he's told, but when he don't, the machine breaks down. And when the machine breaks down, we break down.


  • Chris Taylor: Hell is the impossibility of reason
    Chris Taylor: Hell is the impossibility of reason.


  • Chris Taylor: She's a fucking human being, man! Fuck you!


  • Chris Taylor: It was once said hell is the impossibility of reason,that's what this place feels like hell.
    Chris Taylor: Somebody once wrote: 'Hell is the impossibility of reason.' That's what this place feels like. Hell.


  • Chris Taylor: "I think now, looking back, we did not fight the enemy; we fought ourselves. And the enemy... was in us."
    Chris Taylor: I think now, looking back, we did not fight the enemy; we fought ourselves. And the enemy... was in us.


  • Chris Taylor: "Most come from the end of the line--small towns you never heard of: Pulaski, Tennesse;. Brandon, Mississipp;. Pork Bend, Utah; Wampum, Pennsylvania. Two years' high school's about it. If they're lucky, a job waiting for them back in a factory. Most have got nothing. They're poor. They're the unwanted. Yet they're fighting for our society and our freedom. It's weird, isn't it? At the bottom of the barrel, and they know it. Maybe that's why they call themselves 'grunts', 'cause a grunt can take it--can take anything."
    Chris Taylor: Most come from the end of the line--small towns you never heard of: Pulaski, Tennesse;. Brandon, Mississipp;. Pork Bend, Utah; Wampum, Pennsylvania. Two years' high school's about it. If they're lucky, a job waiting for them back in a factory. Most have got nothing. They're poor. They're the unwanted. Yet they're fighting for our society and our freedom. It's weird, isn't it? At the bottom of the barrel, and they know it. Maybe that's why they call themselves 'grunts', 'cause a grunt can take it--can take anything.


  • Sgt. Barnes: Death? What do you know about death?


  • Sgt. Barnes: I am reality.


  • Chris Taylor: ''Hey I will go with you''
    Chris Taylor: Hey I will go with you.
    Sgt. Elias Grodin: ''no I move faster when i'm alone
    Sgt. Elias Grodin: No I move faster when I'm alone.


  • Sgt. Elias Grodin: I love this place at night. The stars... there's no right or wrong in them. They're just there.
    Sgt. Elias Grodin: I love this place at night. The stars ...there's no right or wrong in them, they're just there.


  • Sgt. Elias Grodin: Barnes believes in what he's doing.
    Chris Taylor: And you?
    Sgt. Elias Grodin: Back in '65? Yeah. Now, no. What happened today is just the beginning. We're gonna lose this war.
    Chris Taylor: Come on! You really think so? Us?
    Sgt. Elias Grodin: We've been kicking other peoples asses for so long I figured it's time we got ours kicked
    Sgt. Elias Grodin: We've been kicking other peoples asses for so long I figured it's time we got ours kicked.


  • Chris Taylor: Somebody once wrote: "Hell is the impossibility of reason." That's what this place feels like. Hell.


  • Sgt. Barnes: You all take a good look at this lump of shit. Remember what it looks like. You fuck up in a firefight... and I goddamn guarantee you a trip out of the bush - in a body bag! Out here, assholes, you keep your shit wired tight at all times! And that goes for you, shit-for-brains. You don't sleep on no fuckin' ambush! And the next sum'bitch I catch coppin Z's in the bush, I'm personally gonna take an interest in seein' him suffer. I shit you not. Doc, tag him and bag him!


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