Without discipline, there is no Marine Corp.
Because I am hard, you will not like me. But the more you hate me, the more you will learn. I am hard but I am fair.
It's my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls, by God we go, and we do the best that we can.
I firmly believe that you live and learn, and if you don't learn from past mistakes, then you need to be drug out and shot.
Try as you may, you can never defy love.
The bad news motivated the drill instructors that much more.
I'm never, like I say, I'm never happy, I'm never satisfied, it's never good enough.
There's a lot of whiners in every crowd.
A day without blood is like a day without sunshine!
For me, it's an honor for the military to ask me to go to Iraq, Afghanistan, or GITMO. I'm happy to go.
Back in those days intimidation was the greatest tool the drill instructor had. Without that tool, he would not have had control.
I honestly do feel that I am a role model for young people.
There was a huge, tremendous amount of disabled veterans and the Veteran's Administration just wasn't geared up for it. I know for a fact that it's getting better and better.
Every character I've ever played, I always try to take him right to the edge and not allow him to fall over, but directors have a tendency to pull me back a little bit.
Even though I disagree with many of the changes, when I see the privates graduate at the end of the day, when they walk off that drill field at the end of the ceremony, they are still fine privates; outstanding, well motivated privates.
Playing the good guy is tough because you know as well as I do, in real life, you have to watch your P's and Q's and conduct yourself in a respectable manner if you expect to have friends.
Finally, mutually, and completely, they released all doubts, abandoned all fears, unwilling and unable to deny this overpowering love.
I hate to hear 'Less is more.' It's a crock of crap.
When you try to find funding for a VVA function, it doesn't seem like it's any trouble at all. People come out of the woodwork with their money to help out because we went over and fought a war.
America's trying to do the best for its veterans.
Drill instructors worked seven days a week, fifteen to seventeen hours a day in many cases, with no time off in between platoons.
I was stationed at a marine recruit depot in San Diego from 1965 to 1967.
I try to get over to Iraq and Afghanistan as much as I can.
The best part about the movie, and everybody seems to rave about it, is the boot camp part.
Back in the old Corp, we weren't training those privates to infiltrate into the peacetime Marine Corp. We were training those privates to go to Vietnam.
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