Johnny Rico: I wanna join up. I think I got what it takes to be a Citizen.
Jean Rasczak: Good for you! Go find out.
Johnny Rico: Well... my parents are against it... and I know it's my choice. I was wondering. What would you do if you were me?
Jean Rasczak: Figuring things out for yourself is the only freedom anyone really has. Use that freedom. Make up your own mind, Rico.
Newsreel announcer: Join the Mobile Infantry and save the Galaxy. Service guarantees citizenship. Would you like to know more?
Closing caption: They'll keep fighting... and they'll WIN.
Dizzy: Rico, I'm dying.
Johnny Rico: No Diz, you'll be fine.
Dizzy: But it's OK, because I got to have you.
Johnny: M.I. does the dying. Fleet just does the flying.
Jean Rasczak: Rico. What is the moral difference, if any, between a civilian and a citizen?
Johnny Rico: A citizen accepts personal responsibility for the safety and the body politic defending it with his life. A civilian does not.
Jean Rasczak: The exact words of the textbook. But do you understand it? Do you believe it?
Johnny Rico: I don't know.
Jean Rasczak: No, of course you don't. I doubt anyone here would recognize civic virtue even if it reached up and bit you in the ass.
Career Sergeant Zim: Anytime you think I'm being too rough, anytime you think I'm being too tough, anytime you miss-your-mommy, quit! You sign your 1240-A, you get your gear, and you take a stroll down washout lane. Do you get me?
Sky Marshal Dienes: We must meet this threat with our courage, our valor, indeed with our very lives to ensure that human civilization, not insect, dominates this galaxy now and always.
Zander: One day someone like me is gonna kill you and your whole fucking race.
Ace Levy: Don't worry, you still got me to kick around.
Jean Rasczak: This is for all you new people. I have only one rule. Everybody fights, no-one quits. If you don't do your job, I'll kill you myself! Welcome to the Roughnecks.
Jean Rasczak: Come on you apes! You want to live forever?
Johnny Rico: Never surrender. Never retreat. Never give up.
Ace Levy: Shoot a nuke down a bug hole, you got a lot of dead bugs.
Jean Rasczak: They sucked his brains out.
Ace Levy: Everybody could use a friend like me.