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: The Navy Diver is not a fighting man, he is a salvage expert. If it is lost underwater, he finds it. If it's sunk, he brings it up. If it's in the way, he moves it. If he's lucky, he will die young, 200 feet beneath the waves, for that is the closest he'll ever get to being a hero.
: Think you deserve to be here, don't ya? Fraternizing among navy men? Think you're as good as they are? How 'bout me, cookie? You better than me? Carl Brashear
: You're damn right I am!
[Sunday regards a picture of Carl's late father
] Billy Sunday
: What the hell did he ever say to make you try so hard? Carl Brashear
: Be the best. Billy Sunday
: Well, you are.
: My name is Master Chief Billy Sunday. There was a preacher by the same name who cleaned up Chicago of all the whoring spics, drunken wops and motherfucking niggers that was making that place unfit for decent white folks to live. The only difference between me and that old preacher is that he worked for God, and I *am* God!
[Sunday blasts Snowhill with the water-hose
] Billy Sunday
: Snowhill, get your Wisconsin ass back in the barracks.
: Goddammit Cookie, move your ass, I want my TWELVE!
: You know what the Chinese say, cookie? Beware what you wish for.
: Why are you doing all this? Billy Sunday
: To piss people off.
: Sir, you may not remember me but we served together in the South Pacific. Billy Sunday
: Oh Yeah, I remember you now... So What's for Chow Cookie? Carl Brashear
: Sir I am reporting here for diving school! Billy Sunday
: I sure hope your food is better than the last cook's. Last cook's food could kill a man's dog.
: A Chief Petty Officer shall not drink. However, if he should drink he shall not get drunk. If he should get drunk, he shall not stagger. And if he should stagger, he shall not fall. And if he should fall, he will fall in such a manner as to cover up his rank so that passerbyers will think he is an officer.
: [in his flat, Sunday just walked in
] Did you know that ordinary house dust is composed primarily ofhuman skin ? Billy Sunday
: No sir, I didn't know that. Mr. Pappy
] Makes you think twice about who you invite into your home.
: Son, step aside, or I will crack you right in the jaw.
: Boatswain's mate second class Carl Brashear. Nine hours, thirty one minutes, perfect assembly.
: Nine! The Navy Diver is not a fighting man, he is a salvage expert. Ten! If it is lost underwater, he finds it. If it's sunk, he brings it up. If it's in the way, he moves it. Eleven! If he's lucky, he will die young, 200 feet beneath the waves, for that is the closest he'll ever get to being a hero. Hell, I don't know why anybody would want to be a Navy Diver. Now you report to this line, Cookie!