Stripes

Stripes quotes

48 total quotes (ID: 559)

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


Captain Stillman: All right, soldier, let's see how you fire that mortar.
Soldier with Mortar: What coordinates, sir?
Captain Stillman: [annoyed] Coordinates?
Soldier with Mortar: Yes, sir, they determine where the mortar's...
Captain Stillman: Soldier, the army has spent a lot of money teaching you to fire that thing. Now set it and fire it.
Soldier with Mortar: Sir, we don't know where the shell's gonna...
Captain Stillman: Soldier. The only way to learn anything is to do it. Now fire the weapon.


Louise Cooper: It's called 'Force Field' and you try to get as close as you can without touching.
Russell Ziskey: Oh, I think I'm good at this.
Louise Cooper: We'll see.
[Louise lays down, Russell hovers over her, then kisses her.]
Louise Cooper: You broke my force field.
Russell Ziskey: Yeah, you win. [kisses her]

Captain Stillman: Well, explain yourselves.
Dewey Oxburger: We were going to the Bingo parlour...at the YMCA. Well, one thing led to another, and the instructions got all fouled up and...
Captain Stillman: Shut up.
Dewey Oxburger: Okay, Sir.
Captain Stillman: You men are a disgrace! Maybe a few days in the stockade will help you change your rotten attitudes.
Cruiser: But um, we're supposed to graduate tomorrow, sir.
Captain Stillman: That's even better. Tomorrow you're going to be on parade in front of General Barnicke. And when he sees what total **** ups you really are, I will personally recommend that the whole platoon will repeat the entire course of basic training.

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