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


Pvt. Jackson: Captain, I have an opinion on this matter.
Capt. Miller: By all means, share it with the squad.
Pvt. Jackson: Well, the way I see it, this entire mission is a serious misallocation of valuable military resources.
Capt. Miller: Yeah, go on.
Pvt. Jackson: Sir, I always believed God gave me a special gift, to make me a fine instrument of warfare.
Capt. Miller: Reiben, pay attention. This is the way to gripe.


Pvt. Mellish: Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition. Right?
[Corp. Upham smiles]
Corp. Upham: FUBAR!

Pvt. Mellish: [Arguing about taking a machine gun nest] 'm just saying, this seems like an unnecessary risk considering our objective, sir.
Capt. Miller: Our objective is to win the war.

Pvt. Reiben: Hey, asshole! Two of our guys died trying to find you.
Pvt. Ryan: What were their names?
Pvt. Mellish: Irwin Wade and Adrian Caparzo.
Pvt. Ryan: Wade and..?
Pvt. Mellish: Caparzo.

Pvt. Reiben: I got a bad feeling about this one.
Capt. Miller: When was the last time you felt good about anything?

Pvt. Reiben: You know what that song reminds me of? It reminds me of Mrs. Rachel Troubowitz and what she said to me the day I left for basic.
Pvt. Mellish: What, "don't touch me"?
Pvt. Reiben: No, Mrs. Rachel Troubowitz was our super's wife. She comes into my mom's shop to try on a few things, all right? And she's easily like a uh, a forty-four double E. These things are massive. And 've got her convinced that she's like a 42D, all right. So we're in the dressing room, she's trying to squeeze into this side-cut, silk-ribbonned, triple panel girdle with the uh, shelf-lift brassiere and it's beautiful because she's just pouring outta this thing, you know? It's beautiful. And she sees me and she can tell I got a hard-on the size of the Statue of Liberty, all right? And she says to me, "Richard, calm down." And she says, "Now when you're over there, if you see anything that upsets you, if you're ever scared, I want you to close your eyes and think of these. You understand?" So I said, "Yes, ma'am!"

Pvt. Reiben: You want to explain the math of this to me? I mean, where's the sense in risking the lives of the eight of us to save one guy?
Capt. Miller: Anyone wanna answer that?
Medic Wade: Hey Reiben, think about the poor bastard's mother.
Pvt. Reiben: Hey, Wade, I got a mother, you got a mother, the sarge has got a mother. Shit, 'll bet that even the Captain's got a mother. [Reiben looks questioningly at Captain Miller] Well, maybe not the Captain, but the rest of us have got mothers.

Pvt. Ryan: It doesn't made sense, sir. I mean, why me? Why not any of us? Hell, these guys deserve to go home as much as I do. They've fought just as hard.
Capt. Miller: Is that what they're supposed to tell your mother when they send her another folded American flag?
Pvt. Ryan: You can tell her that when you found me, I was with the only brothers I had left. And that there was no way I was deserting them. I think she'd understand that.

Sgt. Horvath: Good luck Reiben.
Pvt. Reiben: I don't need any luck, Sarge! I was born lucky!

Sgt. Horvath: Maybe I should go up the middle, sir.
Capt. Miller: The way you run? I don't think so.
Sgt. Horvath: [insistently] Maybe I should go left, sir.
Capt. Miller: [angrily] Maybe you should shut up!

Sgt. Horvath: Stars.
Lt. DeWindt: Yeah, Brigadier General Amend, deputy commander, 101st. Some ****ing genius had the great idea of welding a couple of steel plates onto our deck to keep the general safe from ground fire. Unfortunately, they forgot to tell me about it until we were just getting airborne. Well, that's like trying to fly a freight train. OK? Gross overload. Trim characteristics all shot to hell. I nearly broke both my arms trying to keep her level. And when- and when we released, you know I cut as hard as I could, tried to gain some altitude and still keep her from stalling. We came down like a ****ing meteor. And that is how we ended up. And the others, they stopped easy enough OK, though, you know? We were just-we were just too damn heavy, you know? The grass was wet, downward slope and all. 22 guys dead.
Capt. Miller: All that for a general?
Lt. DeWindt: One man.
Pvt. Reiben: Lot of that going around.

Soldier: Where's the rally point?!
Capt. Miller: Anywhere but here!

[after Miller uses himself as a target to lure enemy fire away from Jackson]
Sgt. Horvath: Captain, if your mother saw you do that, she'd be very upset!
Capt. Miller: I thought you were my mother!

[pulls German POW to Upham]
Pvt. Mellish: Ask him if he's the guy who shot Wade!
Corp. Upham: It doesn't matter!
Pvt. Mellish: No, it does matter!

[after Miller explains the "sticky bomb" can be looked up in a field manual] We seem to be out of field manuals, sir. Perhaps you can "enlighten" us.