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.
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.
What is your major malfunction?
It's my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls, by God we go, and we do the best that we can.
A day without blood is like a day without sunshine!
Without discipline, there is no Marine Corp.
You'd be surprised how many kids and young people come to the website and send me email that they are actually going into the Marine Corps because of something that I said or did.
Try as you may, you can never defy love.
This is for fighting, this is for fun.
Finally, mutually, and completely, they released all doubts, abandoned all fears, unwilling and unable to deny this overpowering love.
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.
I'm never, like I say, I'm never happy, I'm never satisfied, it's never good enough.
I hate to hear 'Less is more.' It's a crock of crap.
I don't have to be concerned about everybody else's character.
That's all I cared about too, was getting it right.
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.
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.
Back in those days intimidation was the greatest tool the drill instructor had. Without that tool, he would not have had control.
There's a lot of whiners in every crowd.
In order to be a good actor, I'm a firm believer that you need to bring something to the table.
The bad news motivated the drill instructors that much more.
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.
I play well with everybody.
I honestly do feel that I am a role model for young people.
Kubrick ate it up. He loved it. He just let me go crazy.
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