Apocalypse Now Quotes (1979)
I've seen horrors...horrors that you've seen. But you have no right to call me a murderer. You have a right to kill me. You have a right to do that...but you have no right to judge me. It's impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means. Horror. Horror has a face and you must make a friend of horror. Horror and moral terror are your friends. If they are not, then they are enemies to be feared.

COLONEL WALTER E. KURTZ

You have to have men who are moral and at the same time who are able to utilize their primordial instincts to kill without feeling, without passion, without judgement...without judgement! Because it's judgement that defeats us.

COLONEL WALTER E. KURTZ

You don't talk to the Colonel, you listen to him. The man's enlarged my mind. He's a poet warrior in the classic sense. I mean sometimes he'll...well, you'll say "hello" to him, right? And he'll just walk right by you. He won't even notice you. And suddenly he'll grab you, and he'll throw you in a corner, and he'll say, "Do you know that 'if' is the middle word in life? If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, if you can trust yourself when all men doubt you"...I mean I'm..."no, I can't"...I'm a little man, I'm a little man, he's...he's a great man! I should have been a pair of ragged claws scuttling across floors of silent seas.

PHOTOJOURNALIST

I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That's my dream; that's my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor...and surviving.

COLONEL WALTER E. KURTZ

The bullshit piled up so fast in Vietnam, you needed wings to stay above it.

CAPTAIN BENJAMIN L. WILLARD

The war was being run by a bunch of four star clowns who were gonna end up giving the whole circus away.

CAPTAIN BENJAMIN L. WILLARD

It's a way we had over here for living with ourselves. We cut 'em in half with a machine gun and give 'em a Band-Aid.

CAPTAIN BENJAMIN L. WILLARD

I used to think if I died in an evil place, then my soul wouldn't be able to make it to Heaven. But now?...I mean, I don't care where it goes, as long as it ain't here.

JAY "CHEF" HICKS

The Vietnamese...we worked with them, made something...something out of nothing. We want to stay here because it's ours, it belongs to us. It keeps our family together. I mean, we fought for that. While you Americans, you are fighting for the biggest nothing in history!

HUBERT DE MARAIS

Everyone gets everything he wants. I wanted a mission, and for my sins, they gave me one. Brought it up to me like room service. It was a real choice mission, and when it was over, I never wanted another.

CAPTAIN BENJAMIN L. WILLARD

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