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R. Lee Ermey Quotes and Sayings

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I got space from Travis Air Force Base,
went back to the Philippine Islands and made it a point
to meet the only American casting director in the Philippines.
I was off and running.
- R. Lee Ermey

I've never had to spend any time in the VA hospital,
so I really can't speak for those guys.
- R. Lee Ermey

America's trying to do the best for its veterans.
- R. Lee Ermey

Kubrick ate it up.
He loved it.
He just let me go crazy.
- R. Lee Ermey

 

I go the VA Hospital when I have a problem and the doctor jumps on me.
- R. Lee Ermey

It's my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls,
by God we go, and we do the best that we can.
- R. Lee Ermey

Drill instructors worked seven days a week,
fifteen to seventeen hours a day in many cases,
with no time off in between platoons.
- R. Lee Ermey

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It's been a pretty fun ride, to tell you the truth.
- R. Lee Ermey

There have been a lot of changes in recruit training
in the past twenty years.
- R. Lee Ermey

I honestly do feel that I am a role model for young people.
- R. Lee Ermey

The best part about the movie, and everybody seems to rave about it,
is the boot camp part.
- R. Lee Ermey

The bad news motivated the drill instructors that much more.
- R. Lee Ermey

Kubrick's films have life - they just never die.
- R. Lee Ermey

I got to write most of everything I said.
- R. Lee Ermey

We had times in '66 and '67 when we would pick up a
platoon of privates out of the receiving barracks the
week before we even graduated the platoon that we were on!
- R. Lee Ermey

Everybody respects the Vietnam Veterans of America.
- R. Lee Ermey

I don't have any respect at all for the scum-bags who
went to Canada to avoid the draft or to avoid doing their fair share.
- R. Lee Ermey

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.
- R. Lee Ermey

The drill instructor must have total and complete control.
Mindless obedience is what he's after.
- R. Lee Ermey

I was stationed at a marine recruit depot in San Diego from 1965 to 1967.
- R. Lee Ermey

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 Corp because of something that I said or did.
- R. Lee Ermey

I disagree with a lot of those changes,
however at the end of the day - I go down to recruit
graduation at least once or twice a year.
- R. Lee Ermey

There's a lot of whiners in every crowd.
- R. Lee Ermey

The biggest problem was the politicians knew nothing about fighting a war.
- R. Lee Ermey

That's all I cared about too, was getting it right.
- R. Lee Ermey

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.
- R. Lee Ermey

Without discipline, there is no Marine Corp.
- R. Lee Ermey

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.
- R. Lee Ermey

Back in those days intimidation was the greatest tool
the drill instructor had.
Without that tool, he would not have had control.
- R. Lee Ermey

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.
- R. Lee Ermey

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.
- R. Lee Ermey

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
- John Lennon PHOTO

If you want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

If you do what you've always done,
you'll get what you always got.
- Mark Twain

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

If we want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline
when you're a winner, when you're number one.
What you've got to have is faith and discipline
when you're not yet a winner.
- Vince Lombardi

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
- Bill Watterson

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

None of us got where we are solely by
pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps.
- Thurgood Marshall

My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you
before you can move on.
- the movie Forrest Gump

You're just left with yourself all the time,
whatever you do anyway.
You've got to get down to your
own God in your own temple.
It's all down to you, mate.
- John Lennon

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

Love is the answer, and you know that for sure;
Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.
- John Lennon

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money.
Money is not enough, money can be got,
but they need your hearts to love them.
So, spread your love everywhere you go.
- Mother Teresa

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I wasn't always black...
there was this freckle, and it got bigger and bigger.
- Bill Cosby

Everyone who got where he is,
had to begin where he was.
- Richard L. Evans

When you have got an elephant by the hind legs
and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
- Abraham Lincoln

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

Contrary to general belief,
I do not believe that friends are necessarily
the people you like best,
they are merely the people who got there first.
- Peter Ustinov

Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got a hold of for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to read about love and marriage,
you've got to buy two separate books.
- Alan King

It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even with him.
- Olin Miller

It's a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square.
- Pete Rose

I've got two old Volvos, two old Subarus,
and an old Ford Ranger.
If you've got an old car, you've gotta have at least several old cars,
'cause one's always gonna be in the garage.
- Rip Torn

A relationship, I think, is like a shark.
You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies.
And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall (1977)

We've got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.
- Bill Gates

You've got to grow up sometime.
- Winona Ryder

I've got to go.
That's one of the penalties of being a doctor.
I never seem to finish a conversation.
- Robert M. Fresco

If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has,
we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG.
- Bill Gates

I got a perfect build for clothes.
I'm a twenty-eight dwarf.
- the movie Love and Death

I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work,
and I didn't stop until she got home.
- George Stephen

A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed,
but while it holds good
it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What a dog I got, his favorite bone is in my arm.
- Rodney Dangerfield


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