Band of Brothers Quotes

[Lt. Speirs explains to Pvt. Blithe how to cope with fear]
Ronald Speirs: We're all scared. You hid in that ditch because you think there's still hope. But Blithe, the only hope you have is to accept the fact that you're already dead. And the sooner you accept that, the sooner you'll be able to function as a soldier is supposed to function. Without mercy. Without compassion. Without remorse. All war depends on it.

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Donald Malarkey: [the men are going over Heffron and Spina's run-in with the German in the foxhole] He shoulda shot Hinkel in the ass.
Warren Muck: Then he woulda shot *him* in the ass. [the men start laughing]
Pvt. Edward 'Babe' Heffron: [Domingus comes around with stale pancakes and shovels them into everyone's mess tin] Hey, God bless ya.
Donald Malarkey: Joe, these smell like my armpit!
Warren Muck: [holding up one of the pancakes] At least your armpit's warm.
Joe Domingus: You want syrup with that?
Donald Malarkey: Joe, be honest, what's in these things anyway, huh?
Joe Domingus: Nothing you won't eat, Malarkey. [he walks away]
Pvt. Ralph Spina: I won't eat Malarkey. [they all start laughing again]
Pvt. John T. Julian: Hey, hey, maybe Hinkel would like your share, huh?
Pvt. Edward 'Babe' Heffron: I shoulda shot him when I had the chance.
Warren Muck: What, running backwards, Babe?
2nd Lt. Thomas Peacock: [Lt. Peacock walks up] Anybody seen Lieutenant Dike?
Donald Malarkey: Uh, try battalion CP, sir. [Peacock walks away, and the men start giggling once he is out of earshot]
Warren Muck: Try Paris.
Donald Malarkey: Try Hinkel. [they all crack up again]
Pvt. Ralph Spina: [Spina puts on a bad German accent and makes to hug Heffron] Hinkel, sveetie, I'm home!
Pvt. Edward 'Babe' Heffron: [Heffron turns to Doc Roe, who is sitting nearby] Hey Eugene, Lieutenant Dike's got a full aid kit, try him.
Donald Malarkey: Yeah

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Frank Perconte: Hey Luz, how far are we going?
George Luz: Oh, Jesus, Frank, I don't know. Until they tell us to stop.
Donald Hoobler: High ground. There's high ground up ahead.
Frank Perconte: Okay, genius. Answer me this, then. How come Easy Company is the only company who's either at the front of an advance, or, like now, exposed at the far edge of the line?
Donald Hoobler: To keep you on your toes.
Frank Perconte: No, that's not what I'm saying. I'm saying, we're never in the middle. And we're the fifth of nine companies in this regiment. Able to Item. Think of it.

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Liebgott: [on a convoy to Bavaria] It's gonna be good times, Web... When we get home I mean... First thing I'm gonna do is get my job back at the cab company in Frisco. Make a killing of all those ****ing sailors coming home, you know? Then I'm gonna find me a nice Jewish girl, with great big soft titties and a smile to die for. Marry her. Then I'm gonna buy a house... A big house, with lots of bedrooms for all the little Liebgotts we're gonna be making.

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Richard Winters: That night, I thanked God for seeing me through that day of days and prayed I would make it through D plus 1. I also promised that if some way I could get home again, I would find a nice peaceful town and spend the rest of my life in peace.

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[Translating a speech a German General is giving to his men after they all surrendered]
Liebgott: Men, it's been a long war, it's been a tough war. You've fought bravely, proudly for your country. You're a special group. You've found in one another a bond, that exists only in combat, among brothers. You've shared foxholes, held each other in dire moments. You've seen death and suffered together. I'm proud to have served with each and every one of you. You all deserve long and happy lives in peace.

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Lipton: [narrating] Lieutenant Dike wasn’t a bad leader because he made bad decisions. He was a bad leader because he made no decisions.

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Compton: [After Hoobler accidentally shoots himself in the leg with a Luger pistol taken from a German officer] What the hell were you doing with a loaded gun in your pants?!
Hoobler: It just went off! ... It hurts like a son-of-a-bitch!

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[while approaching Nuenen]
Webster: Vincent Van Gogh was born in Nuenen!
Cobb: Yeah? So what?
Hoobler: They sure teach you a lot of useful stuff at Harvard.

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Sobel: [Addressing whole platoon.] You people are at the position of attention! [To Perconte] Private Perconte, have you been blousing your trousers over your boots like a paratrooper?
Perconte: No, sir.
Sobel: Then explain the creases at the bottom.
Perconte: No excuse, sir.
Sobel: Volunteering for the Parachute Infantry is one thing, Perconte, but you've got a long way to prove that you belong here. Your weekend pass is revoked. [moves on] Name?
Luz: Luz, George.
Sobel: Dirt in the rear sight aperture. Pass revoked. (walks over to another soldier) When did you sew on these Chevrons, Sergeant Lipton?
Lipton: Yesterday, sir.
Sobel: [displays a loose thread pulled from the stripe] Long enough to notice this - revoked.
Lipton: Sir. [Sobel walks over to another soldier.]
Sobel: Name.
Malarkey: Malarkey, Donald G!
Sobel: Malarkey is slang for "bullshit," isn't it? [Takes his rifle]
Malarkey: Yes, sir!
Sobel: Rust on the butt-plate hinge spring, Private Bullshit - revoked. [Tosses his rifle at Malarkey and moves on] Name.
Liebgott: Liebgott, Joseph, D, sir.
Sobel: Rusty bayonet, Liebgott. You want to kill Germans?
Liebgott: Yes, sir.
Sobel: [knocks his helmet with the bayonet] Not with this. [To the whole platoon] I will not take this rusty piece of shit to war, and I will not take you to war in your condition. [throws bayonet to the ground] Now thanks to these men and their infractions, every man in the company who had a weekend pass has lost it. Change into your PT gear. We're running Currahee.

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Winters: Should've been born earlier Nix.
Nixon: What, and give up all this?

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Nixon: Actually, you know who's from there?
Winters: Who? Oh, him.
Nixon: Seven hundred and twelve days with that son of a bitch and here we are.

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Sobel: I want the names of six men, their infractions and your disciplinary recommendations on my desk by 0130, is that clear?
Winters: What infractions, sir?
Sobel: Find some.

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Guarnere: My brother's in North Africa. He says it's hot.
Malarkey: Really? It's hot in Africa?
Guarnere: Shut up!

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Guarnere: I like Winters he's a good man, but when the bullets start flyin, I don't know if I want a Quaker to do my fightin for me.
Luz: How do you know he's a Quaker?
Guarnere: He ain't Catholic.
Malarkey: What about Sobel?
Guarnere: That prick's a son of Abraham.
Liebgott: He's what?
Guarnere: He's a Jew.
[Liebgott throws down his cigarette and gets up]
Liebgott: I'm a Jew.
Guarnere: Congratulations. Get your nose out of my face.
[They start fighting]

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Perconte: This ain't spaghetti. This is Army noodles with ketchup.
Guarnere: Well, you ain't got to eat it.
Perconte: Come on, Gonorrhea, as a fellow Italian you should know that calling this stuff spaghetti is a mortal sin.

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Soldier: Oh, Easy Company! Don't worry. While you're running, we'll take your dames to the movies for you.
Liebgott: Good, they need some female company.

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Nixon: Sobel's a genius. I had a headmaster in prep school who was just like him. I know the type.
Winters: Lew, Michaelangelo's a genius. Beethoven's a genius.
Nixon: You know a man in this company who wouldn't double-time Currahee with a full pack just to piss in that man's morning coffee?

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Bull: [to Lt. Winters, as Easy Company is marching one Friday night] Sir, we got nine companies, sir.
Winters: That we do.
Bull: Well how come we’re the only company marching every Friday night, twelve miles, full pack, in the pitch dark?
Winters: Why do you think, Private Randleman?
Bull: Lieutenant Sobel hates us, sir!
Winters: [pauses a moment] Lieutenant Sobel does not hate Easy Company, Private Randleman – he just hates you! [the rest of Easy Company laughs]
Bull: Thank-you-sir!

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Toye: Three day supply of K-rations, chocolate bars, charms candy, powdered coffee, sugar, matches, compass, bayonet, entrenching tool, ammunition, gas mask, musette bag with ammo, my webbing, my .45, canteen, two cartons of smokes, Hawkins mine, two grenades, smoke grenade, Gammon grenade, T-N-T, this bullshit, and a pair of nasty skivvies!
Perconte: What's your point?
Toye: This stuff weighs as much as I do, I still got my chute, my reserve chute, my Mae West, my M-1.
Perconte: Where you keeping the brass knuckles?
Toye: I could use some brass knuckles.

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Luz: [imitating Maj. Horton] Is there a problem, Mr. Sobel?
Sobel: Who said that?! Who broke silence?
Tipper: (stifling a laugh) I think it's Major Horton, sir.
Sobel: Major Horton? Wh, what is he... Did he join us?
Tipper: I think, maybe, he's moving between platoons, sir?
Luz: What is the god-damn holdup, Mr. Sobel?
Sobel: A fence. Sir, uh, God... a barbed-wire fence.
Luz: Oh, that dog just ain't gonna hunt. Now, you cut that fence and get this goddamn platoon on the move!
Sobel: Yes, sir!

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Perconte: [showing off his highly polished boots] Now, just think, if you had any class or style like me, somebody might've mistaken you for somebody.
Sgt. Martin: Oh, yeah, like your fucking Sergeant? [shows him the Sergeant insignia on his arm]
Perconte: I was only kidding...
[Martin winks; both men begin to laugh]

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Winters: These men have been through the toughest training the Army has to offer, under the worst possible circumstances, and they volunteered for it.
Buck: Christ, Dick, I was just shooting craps with them.
Winters: You know why they volunteered? Because they knew that the man in the foxhole next to them would be the best. Not some draftee who's going to get them killed.
Buck: Are you ticked because they like me? Because I'm spending time to get to know my soldiers. I mean, c'mon, you've been with them for two years? I've been here for six days.
Winters: You're gambling, Buck.
Buck: So what? Soldiers do that. I don't deserve a reprimand for it.
Winters: What if you'd won?
Buck: What?
Winters: What if you'd won? Never put yourself in the position where you can take from these men.

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[on a boat headed for Europe]
Warren Muck: Right now, some lucky bastard's headed for the Pacific, get put on some tropical island, surrounded by six naked native girls, helping him cut up coconuts so he can hand feed them to the flamingos.
Joe Domingus: Flamingos are mean. They bite.
Wayne Sisk: So do the naked native girls.
Perconte: With any luck.

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Toye: Hey guys, I'm glad we're going to Europe. [takes out his knife] Hitler gets one of these right across the windpipe. Roosevelt changes Thanksgiving to Joe Toye Day, pays me ten grand a year for the rest of my fucking life.

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[After Sobel criticizes many of his men during the daily run up Mount Currahee]
Easy Company: [singing] We pull upon the risers, We fall upon the grass. We never land upon our feet, We always hit our ass! Highty tighty, Christ almighty! Who the hell are we? Zim-Zam god damn! We're Airborne Infantry!
[The company pulls ahead and away from Sobel, who nods]

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Guarnere: I like Winters, he's a good man. But when the bullets start flying, I don't know if I want a Quaker doing my fighting for me.

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[After being outflanked three times by Winters' troops in a combat drill while riding a bicycle]
Old English Man: [raising his hands in the air] You've done it now, Yanks. You've captured me.
Winters: [chuckles]
Sobel: [approaching with 1st Platoon, shouting] High-Ho, Silver!
Old English Man: Would that be the enemy?
Winters: As a matter of fact, yes.

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Winters: Nix, what are you gonna do when you get into combat?
Nixon: Oh, I have every confidence in my scrounging abilities. And I have a case of VAT 69 hidden in your footlocker.
Winters: [laughs quietly] Really?
Nixon: Oh, yeah.

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Luz: [impersonating Captain Sobel] Corporal Toye, there will be no leaning in my company. Are those dusty jump wings? How do you expect to slay the Huns with dust on your jump wings?

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