War Quotes - page 3
The cruel reality of war is that there is no return home. No return to innocence. What is lost, is lost forever.

SARAH CONNOR, Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles, "The Tower Is Tall But the Fall Is Short" (2008)

I was a warrior who dreamed he could bring peace. Sooner or later, though, you always have to wake up.

JAKE SULLY, Avatar (2009)

The strongest defense is a swift and decisive offense.

OBI-WAN KENOBI, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, "Voyage of Temptation" (2010)

In war, truth is the first casualty.

NARRATOR, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, "Duchess of Mandalore" (2010)

Here we are in beautiful Bastogne enjoying the winter sports. And the sixty-four dollar question is: "Was this trip necessary?" I'll try to answer that. But my sermons, like everything else in the army, depend on the situation and the terrain. So I assure you this is going to be a quickie. Was this trip necessary? Let's look at the facts. Nobody wanted this war but the Nazis. A great many people tried to deal with them, and a lot of them are dead. Millions have died for no other reason except that the Nazis wanted them dead. So, in the final showdown, there was nothing left to do except fight. There's a great lesson in this. Those of us who've learned it the hard way aren't going to forget it. We must never again let any force dedicated to a super-race... or a super-idea, or super-anything... become strong enough to impose itself upon a free world. We must be smart enough and tough enough in the beginning, to put out the fire before it starts spreading. My answer to the sixty-four dollar question is yes, this trip was necessary. As the years go by, a lot of people are going to forget. But you won't. And don't ever let anybody tell you you were a sucker to fight in the war against fascism.

THE CHAPLAIN, Battleground (1949)

I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell...you know that gasoline smell? The whole hill smelled like victory.

LT. COLONEL BILL KILGORE, Apocalypse Now (1979)

No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.


When men run out of words, they reach for their swords.

OLIVER CROMWELL, Cromwell (1970)

Never underestimate the power of words. It only takes one word to start a war: "charge!" There's also a single word to end one: "armistice."

SENATOR BLAKELY, Dakota Incident (1956)

Young men make wars, and the virtues of war are the virtues of young men: courage, and hope for the future. Then old men make the peace, and the vices of peace are the vices of old men: mistrust and caution.

PRINCE FEISAL, Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

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