Stripes

Stripes quotes

48 total quotes (ID: 559)

Capt. Stillman
Dewey Oxburger
John Winger
Russell Ziskey
Sgt. Hulka


General Barnicke: Where the hell have you been, soldier?
John Winger: Traaaaaaaining, sir!
Soldiers: Training, sir!
General Barnicke: What kind of training, son?
John Winger: Aaaaaaarmy training, sir!
Soldiers: Army training, sir!
[laughter]
General Barnicke: Where's your drill sergeant, men?
John Winger: Blown up, sir!
Capt. Stillman: Uhh, yes, sir, these are Sgt. Hulka's men. He was injured during basic training.
General Barnicke: I soo. So am I to understand you men completed your training on your own?
John Winger: Tha's the fact, Jack!
Soldiers: That's the fact, Jack!
General Barnicke: Captain, these are exactly the kind of go-getters I want on my EM-50 project.
Capt. Stillman: But, sir . . .
General Barnicke: Don't "But" me, Captain. I want them on the plane. Tonight!
John Winger: Gentlemen, it's party time...battalion style!


Well, my name's Dewey Oxburger. My friends call me Ox. I dont know if you've noticed, but I got a slight weight problem.

Capt. Stillman: It looks like a fine group of men, Sergeant.
Ox: I sure hope this is the mess hall! (to Stillman, observing his Captain insignia): How's it goin', Eisenhower?!
Sgt. Hulka: Yes, sir, a fine group of men.
Russell Ziskey: [teaching an English class to foreigners] Okay, I know you're anxious to jump right in and start speaking English, but there's a couple of things I need to know first, because I've never done this before. So, how many of you would say you speak English fairly well, but with some difficulties?
[pause]
Russell Ziskey: A little English?
[a man raises his hand]
Russell Ziskey: Yes? You speak some English?
Man: Son of bitch. Shit.
Class: [in unison] Son of bitch. Shit.

Ma'am, I'm sure there are a lot of ways I've gone that you haven't.

Oh, it's not the speed really so much, I just wish I hadn't drunk all that cough syrup this morning.

[Winger's girlfriend is leaving him] You can't go. All the plants are gonna die.

And then depression set in.

My philosophy: a hundred-dollar shine on a three-dollar pair of boots. I don't think I've ever been this happy.

We're soldiers; but we're American soldiers. We've been kickin' ass for 200 years. We're 10 in 1.

Don't order the Schnitzel, they're using Schnauzer.

Y'know, one day, Tito Puente will be dead, and you'll say, "Oh, I've been listening to him for years, and I think he's fabulous."

[to the Czech border guards] We're so damned lost. Where the hell is Innsbruck, Austria?

[after having sex with an MP in General Barnicke's footlocker] Well...that was interesting.

I've always been kind of a pacifist. When I was a kid, my father told me, "Never hit anyone in anger, unless you're absolutely sure you can get away with it." I don't know what kind of soldier I'm gonna make, but I want you guys to know that if we ever get into really heavy combat... I'll be right behind you guys. Every step of the way.

[teaching an English class to foreigners] I met her on a Sunday and her name was Jill...Da Doo Run Run Run, Da Doo Run Run