I want to say, Fuck you sir, copy. Vietnamese. But four marines had died getting him off the Donnager, and three of them had made a conscious decision to do so. There was no such thing as a private life, all lives were public. Who is that man quartered in my crosshairs? I'd prefer to be known as a nonbeliever, but Johnny says, "I don't care if you don't believe in God and some padre tries to give you the last rites. submissions from our visitors and will select the quotes we feel are most appealing to Rating: (8K votes ... short but profound quotes from books have become more relevant and important. But I don't own the courage to kill myself. A man fires a rifle for many years. It occurs to me that we will never be young again. Peace is not an option for us. And you must listen. I reply, Roger, roger. I'm twenty years old and I was dumb enough to sign a contract and here I sit, miserable... in the hairy armpit, swinging in the ball sack, slopping through the straddle trench of the world, and I can hear their bombs already, Mr. Times, I can hear their bombs and I am afraid. We can also hear the fires, and they sound like the echoes from extinct beasts bellowing to reenter the living world. ', and 'I have gone to war and now I can issue my complaint. Founded in 2018, BookQuoters has quickly become a large and vibrant community of people At this point I was the saddest I’d yet been over Troy’s passing, because the true friend from war is the friend who obliterates his own story by telling the stories of others.” The psy-ops bastards continue playing the loud rock-and-roll music. And all the jarheads killing and dying, they will … Fuck yes, I'll take the pills. His experiences in the war leave him with a cacophony of unresolved emotions, hollowness, and a sense of unfinished business that even his own government seems to share. Every war is the same.” Dead, dead, my scream. I remember the dreams and the naïve wishes, the pathetic pleas and the trouser - pissing horror. 260 To look down the barrel of the gun or over the lip of the pill bottle and say, "This is what I want, that is the world that needs me, better than breath, better than banging my bones through the remainder of these sorry days" - there is the courageous man and woman, the suicide. Your support helps us continue to discover and share incredible kids books! Sorry.”, “During the few months Troy had been back home, he’d told his friends about us, and so we quickly eased into the conversation as though we’d all known each other for many years. The patrol must maintain 360-degree control - 357 degrees leaves three slivers of time and space open, and this is where the enemy enters and now you are dead. You want to win your war? We’re jarheads. 11 quotes from Jarhead : A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles: ‘My despair is less despair than boredom and loneliness.’ Most weapons systems are made of steel and hard plastic, material nothing like the soft great insides of the woman the marine loves. I return to the disturbing nature of the terrain, the lack of variation, the dead repetition, and constantly, the ominous feeling that one is always in the open. Tell us, Quantico, are you taking these goddamn pills three times a day? And you must listen. Millions of people live lives that aren't worth living. I don't care about human rights violations... Amnesty International, my ass. And afterwards he comes home, and he sees that whatever else he may do with his life - build a house, love a woman, change his son's diaper - he will always remain a jarhead. I say, "It's as though they wanted their weapons to fail. If he only spoke about it once, he wasn’t lying. Years pass. The problems of his psyche had become manifest in his hands. Without looking, I know that my tags misrepresent me as a Roman Catholic. This is true, but because I signed the contract and fulfilled my obligation to fight one of America’s wars, I am entitled to speak, to say, I belong to a fucked situation.” Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles Quotes #1 There was no such thing as a private life, all lives were public. philosophy by which we live. ', 'If while alive you hurt or disappoint people you love, there's no use continuing such behavior when you're dead. I open a map of southern Kuwait. More than just time. I want to come to the defense of free speech, but I know it will be useless. The Marine Corps does not care! Men are smart and men are animals, in that they don't want to die so simply for so little.”, We’d love your help. This has nothing to do with naming your weapon after your girl or your wife, or likening the deadly system to the tight insides of the girl or the wife. Now is my time to step into the newest combat zone. This is how I welcome the peace. This is the other side. We thoughtfully gather quotes from our favorite books, both classic and current, and For all of us, quotes are a great way to remember a book Goodreads helps you follow your favorite authors. Add more and vote on your favourites! They haven't even told us what's in these pills. Psy-ops helicopters fly overhead all day, playing tapes of Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones, and I'm not sure that we aren't as unnerved by the music as our enemies might be. What do they think all of those bombs are for? The comfort of dog tags is surrounding yourself with and disbursing so many pairs that there is no way you could possibly die, because your goddamn dog tags are everywhere: in your boot; five pairs hanging from your neck; in your mom's jewelry box; in your girlfriend's panties drawer; buried in your backyard, under your childhood fort; discarded at sea; nailed to the ceiling of your favorite bar in the PI; hidden in that special whore's mattress; hanging around the neck of the mama-san seamstress on Okinawa, the one who sewed your chevrons perfectly every time. What will I tell my mother? Quotes By Anthony Swofford. The grunt dies for nothing, for fifteen thousand poorly placed rounds; the sniper dies for that one perfect shot. And afterwards he comes home, and he sees that whatever else he may do with his life - build a house, love a woman, change his son's diaper - he will always remain a jarhead. Who will sight in on me? I must return to the thing I know best, possibly the only thing I truly know: being a jarhead. Books are seen by some as a throwback to a previous My despair is less despair than boredom and loneliness. What did I hope to gain? I can sit on my porch and complain all day. Birthplace? Marine Corps. If you go into this book expecting fire fights, skirmishes, battles and sorties, then you are coming at this book from the wrong direction, or you have the wrong book. Word has it that two light-armored-vehicle crew members were blown to fuck yesterday by friendly fire - an A-10 Warthog dropped a bomb on them, by mistake, a big fucking devastating bomb, by mistake - and that among his personal effects one of the two men carried pictures of dozens of girls and women not his wife, as well as letters from and early drafts of letters to the dozens of girls and women not his wife, along with a healthy dose of pornographic material. Welcome back. 3 quotes have been tagged as jarhead: Anthony Swofford: ‘Every war is different. This is true, but because I signed the contract and fulfilled my obligation to fight one of America’s wars, I am entitled to speak, to say, I belong to a fucked situation.”, “Every war is different. “Sometimes you wish you’d killed an Iraqi”, he explains. (I don't know this in January of 1991, but the Barrett .50-caliber sniper rifle will become a controversial weapon in America. Many fewer people end their worthless lives. Here you will find all the famous Anthony Swofford quotes. Every war is the same. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Jarhead : A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles, Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles. ― quote from Jarhead : A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles, “I have gone to war and now I can issue my complaint. The sky is a dead gray from the oil fires billowing to the north. The oil fires burn in the distance, the sky a smoke-filled landscape, a new dimension really, thick and billowing. Jarhead is what the title says it is. Every war is different. Some wars are unavoidable and need well be fought, but this doesn’t erase warfare’s waste. Or we won't use it. ― quote from Jarhead : A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles, “When you fail, you disgrace yourself and others. And you must listen. Do you understand me, recruits?". Why believe in the effectiveness of IR netting when the drink tube on your gas mask breaks every time you don-and-clear during a training nerve-gas raid?
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