Platoon Quotes

War is hell, son. Hell is the impossibility of reason.

There’s the way it oughta be. And there’s the way it is.

Hell is the impossibility of reason.

I love the smell of napalm in the morning.

Somebody once said, ‘Hell is the impossibility of reason.’ That’s what this place feels like. Hell.

We did not fight the enemy. We fought ourselves. The enemy was in us.

Innocence is what we leave behind when we choose to live.

The first casualty of war is innocence.

I think now, looking back, we did not fight the enemy; we fought ourselves.

What happened here was a miracle, and I want you to fucking acknowledge it!

Adrian, what happened? Did we lose the war, huh?

Maybe there’s nothin’ to worry about, you know? Maybe Charlie’s come up with a big ol’ titty party for us.

Sergeant Barnes ain’t supposed to be within 10 miles of this perimeter.

Sometimes I wonder whether you’ve lost your fucking mind.

Nah, he’s alright. Ain’t cha? Pussy.

He’s gotta get it deep down in his gut, if he’s gonna have any good instincts.

I figured you’d come, sir. Because I knew you were all fucked up.

We’ve been kicking other peoples’ asses for so long, I figured it’s time we got ours kicked.

An ounce of perception…a pound of obscure.

Hell ain’t a bad place to be.

I ain’t fightin’ this war for you, sir.

You can’t kill the enemy. You’re only killing yourself.

It’s a moral high ground, son. And you’re on it with snakes.

I don’t know where he comes from. And I don’t give a fuck!

You gotta be rich to kill somebody, man. You gotta have that.

I mean, I never felt so fucked up in my whole life!

Look, nobody calls me ‘poor white trash,’ pal, especially not some bitch that’s ten minutes from being fucked in the ass.

Well, at least their suffering’s over.

Sometimes, young fella, I think you got the fuckin’ IQ of a doughnut.

You’re an animal, man!

You think we waste Gooks for freedom? This is a slaughter.

Anybody who runs is a VC. Anybody who stands still is a well-disciplined VC.

How do you shoot women and children? Easy. You just don’t lead ’em so much.

The more they run, the more they stay put.

You know what I think I’m gonna do then? Just for the hell of it? I’m gonna take Doc’s camera. And I’m gonna burn Doc’s pictures.

Even if you’re asked to shoot the cripples?

Everybody met here for a reason, and now it’s finished.

You know, when you’re young, you have moments of such happiness, you think you’re living in someplace magical, like Atlantis must have been.

There’s the way it ought to be. And then there’s the way it is.

Boy, you wish you were there. It was fuckin’ way deep in the boonies. You get down in a ditch, and all of a sudden, you hear them, and they’re crying so loud, so fucking loud, man, screaming like they’ve never heard themselves before!

We’re in a world of shit, yes. But we are still alive, and we are still human beings.

It’s a real shame you people even think about war. ‘Cause, y’know, people die.

I got no fight with any man who does what he’s told. But when he don’t, the machine breaks down.

Hey, Bunny, do you want to die tonight?!

I think now, looking back, we did not fight the enemy; we fought ourselves. The enemy was in us.

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