Marine quotes

  • There are a number of places on marine charts where even the most weathered sailors point and say, "Right there, nothing can go wrong. Everything has to go right." One place is the turbulent passage south of Cape Horn. Another is the dead center of the Indian Ocean.
    -- Abby Sunderland

    #Ocean #Marine #Numbers

  • The Marine Corps is some of the best acting training you could have. Having that responsibility for people's lives, suddenly time becomes a really valuable commodity and you want to make the most of it. And for acting, you just have to do the work, just keep doing it.
    -- Adam Driver

    #Responsibility #Marine #People

  • I loved being in the Marine Corps, I loved my job in the Marine Corps, and I loved the people I served with. It's one of the best things I've had a chance to do.
    -- Adam Driver

    #Jobs #Marine #People

  • Emphasis in the Marine Corps isn't on talking about your feelings.
    -- Adam Driver

    #Marine #Talking #Feelings

  • Due to the oath I swore to the constitution when I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, by virtue of the universal human right to self defense, in accordance with the Supreme Court case, D.C. vs. Heller, which affirmed that the statutes under which I am being charged are unconstitutional and thus null and void, and on behalf of all freedom loving Americans, I plead not guilty.
    -- Adam Kokesh

    #Marine #Self #United States

  • My skin prickled and I looked back at the ocean. None of us ask for the things we inherit; they are thrust upon us, willy-nilly. Like The Marine, I suddenly understood. Mom and I weren't trespassing. This house was ours. This view was ours. And that seemed as absurd and unreal as the stories Sailor Hat had spun for me on the ferry.
    -- Aimee Friedman

    #Mom #Ocean #Marine

  • Every time a boy falls off a tricycle, every time a black cat has gray kittens, every time someone stubs a toe, every time there's a murder or a fire or the marines land in Nicaragua, the police and the newspapers holler 'get Capone.'
    -- Al Capone

    #Fall #Cat #Marine

  • Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary.
    -- Alfred M. Gray

    #Military #Marine #Firsts

  • I'm a conservative because I believe in peace - real peace, not just the peace of mind. I'm a conservative because we understand that real peace comes from the Marine Corps, not the Peace Corps.
    -- Allen West

    #Real #Believe #Marine

  • Our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen volunteer to protect and defend this country and all its citizens, and do so with honor, integrity and excellence. Our nation continually asks them to do more and more, with less and less.
    -- Allen West

    #Country #Integrity #Marine

  • Re. the Caribbean Conservation Corporation Everybody in the organization has subscribed to the original concept that its most important attributes are a single-minded resistance to any distraction from the central aim of keeping watch over the Tortuguero nesting colony and a determination to make it the most thoroughly studied sea turtle population in the world.
    -- Archie Carr

    #Determination #Marine #Turtles

  • I am asking you all not to be nettled with me for not answering your letter in spanish I read spanish very well but I don't write it. The image of Stanley Dixon sitting and pondering is one of the rewards of sea turtle research, and a thing I shall often sit and ponder.
    -- Archie Carr

    #Writing #Marine #Turtles

  • Whether it's in an inner-city school or a rural community, I want those students to have a chance to take A.P. biology and A.P. physics and marine biology.
    -- Arne Duncan

    #School #Marine #Cities

  • I can now say without hesitation the Marine Corps was the best foster home I ever had.
    -- Art Buchwald

    #Home #Marine #Youth

  • I earned my stripes as a Marine, and the Corps gets full credit for straightening me out. At 17, I was young, I was unhappy and most of all, I was undisciplined. The Marine Corps was the right service in the right place at the right time.
    -- Art Buchwald

    #Marine #Stripes #Unhappy

  • I came to my first Colts training camp in July of 1950, and it was murder, absolute murder. We had a coach named Clem Crow who must have been nuts. You got to remember that I'd been a Marine, had gone through basic training and spent 26 months in the Pacific during WWII, but the Marine drill instructors had nothing on Clem.
    -- Art Donovan

    #Marine #July #Nuts

  • We didn't see what happen when Marines fired M-16s... We didn't see what happened after mortars landed, only the puff of smoke. There were horrors that were completely left out of this war. So was this journalism? Or was this coverage?
    -- Ashleigh Banfield

    #War #Marine #Puff

  • A Marine should be sworn to the patient endurance of hardships, like the ancient knights; and it is not the least of these necessary hardships to have to serve with sailors.
    -- Bernard Law Montgomery

    #Marine #Knights #Endurance

  • Combat is my profession and fighting was a great way to maintain a combat mindset while preparing to lead Marines in war.
    -- Brian Stann

    #War #Fighting #Marine

  • You want to know who's now running the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy and the Marines and calling the shots where it counts? Fundamentalist Muslims and homosexual activists.
    -- Bryan Fischer

    #Running #Marine #Army

  • I originally envisioned myself doing something with the suffix 'ology' at the end of it, like marine biology or entomology. But after I started to do some acting gigs, I thought it wasn't a bad thing... I said to myself, 'I might as well keep riding this bus until the wheels fall off.
    -- Callan McAuliffe

    #Fall #Marine #Acting

  • A person cannot be a Marine without honor.
    -- Carl Epting Mundy, Jr.

    #Military #Marine #Honor

  • Almost every Marine I've met says I portray a Marine dead-on, which is really, really flattering.
    -- Catherine Bell

    #Marine #Mets #Flattering

  • I think of the U.S. Marines like we used to think of the Foreign Legion; as big mouths with big hearts.
    -- Catherine Leroy

    #Heart #Marine #Thinking

  • For over 221 years our Corps has done two things for this great Nation. We make Marines, and we win battles.
    -- Charles C. Krulak

    #Marine #Winning #Years

  • We found a water pipe, tied the flag to it and put it up. Then all hell broke loose below. Troops cheered, ships blew whistles, some men openly wept.
    -- Charles Lindbergh

    #Marine #Men #Water

  • It has long been a fact familiar to geologists, that, both on the east and west coasts of the central part of Scotland, there are lines of raised beaches, containing marine shells of the same species as those now inhabiting the neighbouring sea.
    -- Charles Lyell

    #Beach #Marine #Sea

  • The battle of Iwo Island has been won. The United States Marines by their individual and collective courage have conquered a base which is as necessary to us in our continuing forward movement toward final victory as it was vital to the enemy in staving off ultimate defeat.
    -- Chester W. Nimitz

    #War #Marine #Islands

  • By their victory, the 3rd, 4th and 5th Marine Divisions and other units of the Fifth Amphibious Corps have made an accounting to their country which only history will be able to value fully. Among the Americans who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue.
    -- Chester W. Nimitz

    #Country #Marine #Islands

  • They're on our right, they're on our left, they're in front of us, they're behind us; they can't get away from us this time.
    -- Chesty Puller

    #Marine #Get Away #Behinds

  • Old breed? New breed? There's not a damn bit of difference so long as it's the Marine breed.
    -- Chesty Puller

    #Marine #Differences #Long

  • We're surrounded. That simplifies the problem!
    -- Chesty Puller

    #Marine #Problem #Simplify

  • So they've got us surrounded, good! Now we can fire in any direction, those b*****ds won't get away this time!
    -- Chesty Puller

    #Marine #Fire #Get Away

  • Take me to the Brig. I want to see the "real Marines".
    -- Chesty Puller

    #Military #Real #Marine

  • There are not enough chinamen in the world to stop a fully armed Marine regiment from going where ever they want to go.
    -- Chesty Puller

    #Military #Marine #World

  • MY REGRETS ARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE I COULDN’T SAVE—Marines, soldiers, my buddies. I still feel their loss. I still ache for my failure to protect them.
    -- Chris Kyle

    #Regret #Marine #Loss

  • In my experience, Marines are gung ho no matter what. They will all fight to the death. Everyone of them just wants to get out there and kill. They are bad-ass, hard-charging mothers.
    -- Chris Kyle

    #Mother #Fighting #Marine

  • But if you tell folks you're a college student, folks are so impressed. You can be a student in anything and not have to know anything. Just say toxicology or marine biokinesis, and the person you're talking to will change the subject to himself. If this doesn't work, mention the neural synapses of embryonic pigeons.
    -- Chuck Palahniuk

    #Marine #College #Talking

  • ...if I survived the Marines, I can survive Ali.
    -- Chuck Wepner

    #Marine #Boxing

  • I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold.
    -- Clifton B. Cates

    #Suicide #Marine #Gun

  • Because I had worked the river boats some summers, pushing as far as New Orleans, I joined the Merchant Marine.
    -- Clint Walker

    #Summer #Marine #New Orleans

  • You'd figure he'd go do something with his life, like maybe he could enlist and actually become a marine!
    -- CM Punk

    #Marine #Wwe #Figures

  • I wanted to be a marine biologist my whole life until I graduated high school. And even now, I'm still like, 'Maybe I'll just quit the biz and go to Santa Cruz and study marine biology and have my own research center in the Bahamas.' Yeah, I'm sure it would be just that smooth.
    -- Cobie Smulders

    #School #Marine #Would Be

  • I wanted to be a marine biologist my whole life until I graduated high school.
    -- Cobie Smulders

    #School #Marine #Whole Life

  • Lying offshore, ready to act, the presence of ships and Marines sometimes means much more than just having air power or ship's fire, when it comes to deterring a crisis. And the ships and Marines may not have to do anything but lie offshore. It is hard to lie offshore with a C-141 or C-130 full of airborne troops.
    -- Colin Powell

    #Lying #Mean #Marine

  • It was a ludicrous, insane situation in which modern fighting men, possessed all of the highly destructive engines of war, were ordered to attack a medieval fortress using no weapons that would destroy or harm it.
    -- Dale Dye

    #War #Marine #Fighting

  • I can't see how a single man could spend his time to better advantage than in the Marines.
    -- Dan Dailey

    #Marine #Men #Single Man

  • Our marine terminals are invaluable commerce infrastructure, not only to our country but also for the many foreign manufacturers who sell primarily in the U.S. market.
    -- Dana Rohrabacher

    #Country #Marine #Infrastructure

  • Any officer can get by on his sergeants. To be a sergeant you have to know your stuff. I'd rather be an outstanding sergeant than just another officer.
    -- Daniel Daly

    #Marine #Stuff #Outstanding

  • The Marines don't have any race problems. They treat everybody like they're black.
    -- Daniel James, Jr.

    #Marine #Race #Black

  • We suggest that in the next decades fisheries management will have to emphasize the rebuilding of fish populations embedded within functional food webs, within large 'no-take' marine protected areas.
    -- Daniel Pauly

    #Marine #Rivers #Lakes

  • With their survival as an institution and as individual human beings at stake, the Marines have had to ruthlessly and endlessly examine, discard, define, refine, and redefine their approaches to achieve the ultimate in rapid, effective response to dynamic challenges.
    -- David A. Freedman

    #Marine #Challenges #Survival

  • A ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons.
    -- David Dixon Porter

    #Military #Marine #Buttons

  • If the Marines are abolished half the efficiency of the Navy will be destroyed. They are as necessary to the well being of a ship as the officers. Instead of decreasing the Corps, I would rather hope to see a large increase, for we feel the want of Marines very much.
    -- David Dixon Porter

    #Marine #Navy #Half

  • I like the blues..... but I like aqua marine just as much.
    -- Don Van Vliet

    #Marine #Aqua

  • I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Military #Fighting #Marine

  • I know that this operation will be sort of helter-skelter. But the First Marine Division is going to win the war by landing at Inchon.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #War #Marine #Winning

  • Yes, Marines are down in jungle land and they did kill a man in a war, and a great many people did not know anything about it.
    -- Earl Hancock Ellis

    #War #Marine #Men

  • The Marine Corps ... took a boy and made him a man.
    -- Ed Bearss

    #Marine #Boys #Men

  • I have learned two important lessons from my association with the Marine Corps: always be on time and always be ready to do what is required when you get there.
    -- Ed McMahon

    #Marine #Two #Important

  • The ongoing dispute over the relocation of U.S. Marines on Okinawa should be quickly settled. This isn't just an issue for the U.S. and Japan. It has regional implications.
    -- Ed Royce

    #Marine #Japan #Issues

  • I can never again see a UNITED STATES MARINE without experiencing a feeling of reverence.
    -- Edward Johnson

    #Marine #Feelings #United States

  • It's better to send in the Peace Corps than the Marine Corps.
    -- Edward Kennedy

    #Marine #Marine Corps #Peace Corps

  • The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!
    -- Eleanor Roosevelt

    #Military #Marine #Animal

  • What we have now - a world without [marine] reserves - is like a debit account where we withdraw all the time and we never make any deposit. Reserves are like savings accounts.
    -- Enric Sala

    #Ocean #Marine #Saving

  • Their fiery advance and great tenacity were well recognized by their opponents.
    -- Ernst Otto Fischer

    #Marine #Opponents #Tenacity

  • War is brutish, inglorious, and a terrible waste... The only redeeming factors were my comrades' incredible bravery and their devotion to each other. Marine Corps training taught us to kill efficiently and to try to survive. But it also taught us loyalty to each other - and love. That espirit de corps sustained us.
    -- Eugene B. Sledge

    #Loyalty #War #Marine

  • ...Since 1775 the United States Marines have upheld a fine tradition of service to their country. They are doing so today. I am confident they will continue to do so.
    -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

    #Country #Marine #United States

  • Tell that to the Marines!
    -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

    #Marine #Marine Corps

  • Ocean energy can contribute a great deal toward the protection or our atmosphere - without damaging marine ecosystems that are equally vital to the planet's future.
    -- Fred Krupp

    #Ocean #Marine #Ecosystems

  • They say "you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." In the Marine Corps, you can make that horse wish to hell he had.
    -- Fred Larson

    #Horse #Marine #Water

  • My four years in the Marine Corps left me with an indelible understanding of the value of leadership skills.
    -- Frederick W. Smith

    #Marine #Years #Skills

  • I do not believe I could have built FedEx without the skills I learned from the Marine Corps.
    -- Frederick W. Smith

    #Believe #Marine #Skills

  • I was very much into science when I was young - I wanted to be a marine biologist, then I wanted to be a doctor, and then something else, I was always changing.
    -- Freema Agyeman

    #Marine #Doctors #Young

  • Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream - I think it’s fantastic.  The same girl has been doing my make-up for 12 years and she says my skin’s never looked so good.
    -- Gaby Roslin

    #Girl #Marine #Thinking

  • I have trouble with direction, because I have trouble with authority. I was not a good Marine.
    -- Gene Hackman

    #Marine #Trouble #Authority

  • I went in the Marines when I was 16. I spent four and a half years in the Marines and then came right to New York to be an actor. And then seven years later, I got my first job.
    -- Gene Hackman

    #Jobs #New York #Marine

  • Last week a former Royal Marine who is the boyfriend of the model Kelly Brooks crashed into a bus stop while driving a van carrying a load of dead badgers. I mention this solely to remind you that linguists are not kidding when they say … that your command of English enables you to understand sentences that have never occurred before in the entire history of the human species.
    -- Geoffrey K. Pullum

    #Marine #Royal #Lasts

  • After about 25 medals, you run out of shoulder to put them on.
    -- George S. Day

    #Running #Marine #Shoulders

  • Secondly, the nature of the revolutions which have altered the surface of the earth must have had a more decisive effect on the terrestrial quadrupeds than on the marine animals.
    -- Georges Cuvier

    #Marine #Animal #Earth

  • Victory was never in doubt. Its cost was...What was in doubt, in all our minds, was whether there would be any of us left to dedicate our cemetery at the end, or whether the last Marine would die knocking out the last Japanese gun and gunner.
    -- Graves B. Erskine

    #Military #Marine #Gun

  • The Marine Corps taught me that I could achieve my goals. In short, the Marines made me believe in myself.
    -- Gregory Alan Williams

    #Believe #Marine #Goal

  • The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
    -- Harry S. Truman

    #Marine #Army #Long

  • Well, you sort of get out of the pool room, you get out of the Marine Corps, you get out and read some literature, you become involved with people who also want to know and are ready to share some ideas about literature and thoughts, and it becomes nourished that way.
    -- Harvey Keitel

    #Marine #Ideas #People

  • I learned a great many things in the Marines that helped me as a football coach. The Marines train men hard and to do things the right way, just as a football team must train.
    -- Hayden Fry

    #Football #Team #Marine

  • From an early age I was aware of what America meant, and how the Marines at Camp Pendleton were ready to defend us at a moment's notice. I also remember what fabulous bodies those troops had.
    -- Heather Locklear

    #Marine #America #Age

  • Marine protected areas, and particularly no-take zones, are very effective in allowing regeneration of fish stocks.
    -- Helen Clark

    #Marine #Fishes #Regeneration

  • My acting range is incredibly limited and narrow, but I'm a good heavy. I'm a good authoritarian figure; I don't know why. "Can you be a cop?" Sure. "Can you be a Marine?" Absolutely. Well, at least in a movie.
    -- Henry Rollins

    #Marine #Acting #Cop

  • ...The Marines have been the first to land-on embattled beaches throughout the world-we share the unfaltering confidence of all Americans that they will land again-and land hard.
    -- Herbert F. Leary

    #Beach #Marine #Land

  • If the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eaton, the Japanese bases in the Pacific were captured on the beaches of the Caribbean.
    -- Holland Smith

    #Beach #Marine #Battle

  • We had generals who were admirals and admirals who wanted to be generals. Generals acting as admirals are bad enough, but it was the admirals who wanted to be generals who imperiled victory among the coral islands.
    -- Holland Smith

    #Marine #Islands #Victory

  • But it's been a great, humbling - and I've been very honored to have the opportunity to serve and to lead and to be the representative of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who are in Washington. And it's been the greatest honor of my life.
    -- Hugh Shelton

    #Marine #Opportunity #Soldier

  • No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin who inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal.
    -- Jacques Yves Cousteau

    #Ocean #Marine #Land

  • The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish.
    -- Jacques Yves Cousteau

    #Marine #Way #Fishes

  • There was always talk of espirit de corps, of being gung ho, and that must have been a part of it. Better, tougher training, more marksmanship on the firing range, the instant obedience to orders seared into men in boot camp.
    -- James Brady

    #Marine #Men #Order

  • A Marine is a Marine. I set that policy two weeks ago - there's no such thing as a former Marine. You're a Marine, just in a different uniform and you're in a different phase of your life. But you'll always be a Marine because you went to Parris Island, San Diego or the hills of Quantico. There's no such thing as a former Marine.
    -- James F. Amos

    #Military #Marine #Two

  • Whatever the job is, we can do it. Thats why the nation has a Marine Corps.
    -- James F. Amos

    #Jobs #Marine #Marine Corps

  • There's a mindset of flexibility and adaptability that comes with us. We don't mind hardship. We don't mind somebody saying, 'Go in and do this nasty job.' Whatever the job is, we can do it. That's why the nation has a Marine Corps.
    -- James F. Amos

    #Jobs #Marine #Mind

  • Why wouldn't female Marines come forward? Because they don't trust us. They don't trust the command. They don't trust the leadership.
    -- James F. Amos

    #Military #Marine #Female

  • The Marine Corps has been, and will continue to be, America's Expeditionary Force in Readiness - ready to respond to today's crisis, with today's Marine forces, today.
    -- James F. Amos

    #Marine #America #Today