General Bethlehem: A military man, especially a commander should keep a journal. After he's gone, it's the only real defense against the slander that later arises.
The Postman: Uh... Strangers... I hate this. Do they want to share what they got or take what you got? Do you say 'hi' or do you blow them away?
General Bethlehem: I know what your problem is. Do you know why you won't fight? Because you have nothing to fight for! You don't care about anything! You don't value anything! You don't believe in anything! That's what makes me better.
Abby: You made Mrs. March feel like she could see again. You made Ford believe he was part of something. You give out hope like it was candy in your pocket.
General Bethlehem: Great men were made by other great men. Patton had Rommel, Grant had Lee, I get stuck with you.