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: 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.
: I expect the best and I give the best. Here's the beer. Here's the entertainment. Now have fun. That's an order!
: My mother always told me that violence doesn't solve anything. Jean Rasczak
: Really? I wonder what the city founders of Hiroshima would have to say about that.
] Jean Rasczak
: You. Carmen
: They wouldn't say anything. Hiroshima was destroyed. Jean Rasczak
: Correct. Naked force has resolved more conflicts throughout history than any other factor. The contrary opinion, that violence doesn't solve anything, is wishful thinking at its worst. People who forget that always die.
: Come on you apes! You want to live forever?
: They sucked his brains out.
: 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!
: [to Rico
] I need a corporal. You're it, until you're dead or I find someone better.
: Warm it up, everything you've got. C'mon you apes, you wanna live forever?
: All right, let's sum up. This year we explored the failure of democracy. How our social scientists brought our world to the brink of chaos. We talked about the veterans, how they took control and established the stability that has lasted for generations since. You know these facts, but have I taught you anything of value this year?
[to a student
] Jean Rasczak
: You. Why are only citizens allowed to vote? Student
: It's a reward. Something the federation gives you for doing federal service. Jean Rasczak
: No. Something given has no value. When you vote, you are exercising political authority, you're using force. And force my friends is violence. The supreme authority from which all other authorities are derived.
: You got 10 minutes to get ready and go. Johnny Rico
: Yes sir. Jean Rasczak
: Whos's in there with you? Dizzy
: Flores, sir. Jean Rasczak
: Make it 20. Johnny Rico
: We can do it.
: I had to evade capture. The lives of the Federation were at stake. Ace Levy
] Fire in the Hole!
] General Owen
: [startled by the explosion
] I have operational knowledge of what were up to out here. Jean Rasczak
: [to Diz
] Dizzi, give me a status report. Johnny Rico
] She's working on it. General Owen
: [points to a dead soldier with his head hollowed out
] Here, they did it to Farley, they got into his mind. They made Farley call Headquarters. Johnny Rico
: The distress call was a trap. General Owen
: They're just like us. They wanna know what makes us tick. They wanna know us, so they can KILL us! Jean Rasczak
: [into his radio
] This is Rasczak, prepare for attack. I repeat, prepare for attack!
: [Arriving on Planet P after its been bombed
] All right. SPREAD OUT! Fire Teams, you see a bug hole, NUKE IT!
: [after Rico denies Dizzy's request to dance
] Rico - you once asked me for advice, want some now? Johnny Rico
: Yes, sir! Jean Rasczak
: Never pass up a good thing.
: 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!
Lt. Jean Razak
: Live forever, apes. Roughnecks