Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan quotes

80 total quotes (ID: 520)

Captain John H. Miller
Corporal Timothy P. Upham
Gen. George C. Marshall
Multiple Characters
Private Daniel Jackson
Private James Francis Ryan
Sergeant Mike Horvath


He better be worth it. He better go home and cure a disease, or invent a longer-lasting light bulb.


[Dying words, to Private Ryan] James . . . earn this. Earn it.

[Lining up a rifle shot] Be not that far from me, for trouble is near; O my strength, haste Thee to help me.

[Lining up a rifle shot] Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.

[Lining up a rifle shot] My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.

[Lining up a rifle shot] You're not that far from me oh Lord.

"Theirs is not to reason why. Theirs is but to do and die."

What is going on?

[Older James Ryan at Captain Miller's grave] My family is with me today. They wanted to come with me. To be honest with you, I wasn't sure how I'd feel coming back here. Every day I think about what you said to me that day on the bridge. And I've tried to live my life the best I could. I hope that was enough. I hope that at least in your eyes, I've earned what all of you have done for me.

German POW/Steamboat Willie: [to Upham after being offered a cigarette] American? I like America. Steamboat Willie, toot toot!

German POW/Steamboat Willie: I like America! Fancy Shmancy, go fly a kite, Cat got your tongue, cool beans! Betty Boop, what a dish! Betty Gable, nice gams..."I say can you see, I say can you see, I say"....**** Hitler...**** HITLER!

Corporal Henderson: Parker, job opportunity!

Capt. Miller: I don't gripe to you. I don't gripe in front of you. You should know that.
Pvt. Reiben: Sorry, sir, but let's say you weren't a Captain, or maybe I was a Major. What would you say then?
Capt. Miller: In that case, 'd say this is an excellent mission, sir, with an extremely valuable objective, sir. Worthy of my best efforts, sir. Moreover, I feel heartfelt sorrow for the mother of Private James Ryan and am willing to lay down the lives of me and my men--especially you, Reiben--to ease her suffering.

Capt. Miller: Caparzo, get that kid back up there!
Pvt. Caparzo: Captain, the decent thing to do would be take her over to the next town.
Capt. Miller: We're not here to do the decent thing, we're here to follow ****ing orders!

Capt. Miller: James... 'm here to tell you your brothers were killed in combat.
Pvt. Ryan: Which... Which ones, sir?
Capt. Miller: All of them.