The Thin Red Line
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Pvt. Jack Bell: Love. Where does it come from? Who lit this flame in us? No war can put it out, conquer it. I was a prisoner. You set me free.

Private Witt: How did we loose all the good that was given us? Let it slip away. Scattered careless.

Lt. Col. Gordon Tall: You feel like a son to me, John. You know what my son does? He's a bait salesman.

Capt. James 'Bugger' Staros: You are my sons, my dear sons. You live inside me now. I'll carry you wherever I go.

First Sgt. Edward Welsh: What difference do you think you can make, one man in all this madness?

Private Witt: I can take anything you dish out. I am twice the man you are.

Sergeant Storm: It makes no difference who you are, no matter how much training you got and the tougher guy you might be. When you're at the wrong spot at the wrong time, you gonna get it.

First Sgt. Edward Welsh: We're living in a world that's blowing itself to hell as fast as everybody can arrange it.

Pvt. Charlie Dale: Maybe they wanna get into eh... Nirvana.

Lt. Col. Gordon Tall: You're Greek, aren't you, Captain? Did you ever read Homer? We read Homer at the Point. In Greek.

Private Witt: Maybe all men got one big soul everybody's a part of, all faces are the same man.

First Sgt. Edward Welsh: Property. The whole fucking thing's about property.

Brigadier General Quintard: The Marines had their chance now we have ours.

Pvt. Charlie Dale: What are you to me? Nothin'.

Colonel Gordon Tall: Look at this jungle. Look at those vines, the way they twine around, swallowing everything. Nature's cruel, Staros.

Private Witt: I seen another world. Sometimes I think it was just my imagination.

First Sgt. Edward Welsh: Where's your spark now?

Private Witt: Kids around here never fight.
Melanesian Woman with Child: Sometimes. Sometimes when they see the planes, they always fighting.

First Sgt. Edward Welsh: There's not some other world out there where everything's gonna be okay. There's just this one, just this rock.

First Sgt. Edward Welsh: I might be your best friend, and you don't even know it.

Visible crew/equipment: On the widescreen version of the film, near the beginning, Sean Penn is talking to a young G.I. that's worried. They are in the latrine area on the ship. While they talk, look in the mirror to the left. This is the most visible camera-on-film shot to date.

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