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Chester Phillips (Character)
from Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
[from trailer]
Col. Chester Phillips: General Patton has said that wars are fought with weapons but are won by men.
Loud Jerk: You just don't know when to give up, do ya?
Steve Rogers: I could do this all day.
Col. Chester Phillips: Our goal is to create the greatest army in history.
Steve Rogers: I should be going with you. Look, I know you don't think I can do this...
James 'Bucky' Barnes: This isn't a back alley, Steve. It's war!
Col. Chester Phillips: But every army begins with one man.
Abraham Erskine: Five tries in five different cities. I can offer you a chance.
Col. Chester Phillips: He will be the first in a new breed of super-soldier.
Steve Rogers: Why me?
Abraham Erskine: Because a weak man knows the value of strength, of the value of power.
Steve Rogers: That wasn't so bad.
Abraham Erskine: That was penicillin.
Col. Chester Phillips: We are going to win this war because we have the best men.
Abraham Erskine: Now, Mr. Stark.
[Howard Stark engages the machine]
Col. Chester Phillips: And they will, personally, escort Adolf Hitler to the gates of Hell.

Peggy Carter: Wait!
[she kisses Steve]
Peggy Carter: Go get him.
[surprised by the kiss, Steve looks at Colonel Phillips]
Col. Chester Phillips: I'm not kissing you.

Steve Rogers: Sir, if you're going after Schmidt, I want in
Col. Chester Phillips: You're an experiment. You're going to Alamogordo.
Steve Rogers: The serum worked.
Col. Chester Phillips: I asked for an army and all I got was you. You are not enough.

Col. Chester Phillips: If you have something to say, right now's a perfect time to keep it to yourself.

Dr. Arnim Zola: Schmidt believes he walks in the footsteps of the gods.
Col. Chester Phillips: Hm!
Dr. Arnim Zola: Only the world itself will satisfy him.
Col. Chester Phillips: Did you realize that's nuts, don't you?
Dr. Arnim Zola: The insanity of the plan is of no consequence.
Col. Chester Phillips: And why is that?
Dr. Arnim Zola: Because he can do it!
Col. Chester Phillips: What's his target?
Dr. Arnim Zola: His target is everywhere.

Col. Chester Phillips: Sit down.
[Colonel Phillips puts down a tray of food at a table]
Dr. Arnim Zola: What is this?
Col. Chester Phillips: Steak.
Dr. Arnim Zola: What is in it?
Col. Chester Phillips: Cow.

Dr. Arnim Zola: I don't eat meat.
Col. Chester Phillips: Why not?
Dr. Arnim Zola: It disagrees with me.
Col. Chester Phillips: How about cyanide? Does that give you the rumbly tummy, too?

Col. Chester Phillips: [looking over the men] You're not REALLY thinking about picking Rogers, are you?
Abraham Erskine: I wasn't just THINKING about it. He is a clear choice.
Col. Chester Phillips: When you brought a ninety-pound asthmatic onto my army base, I let it slide. I thought "What the hell, maybe he'd be useful to you like a gerbil." Never thought you'd pick him.
Peggy Carter: [to soldiers doing push-ups] UP!
Col. Chester Phillips: You put a needle in that kid's arm it's gonna go right through him.
Peggy Carter: [to the soldiers doing jumping jacks] Come on, girls!
Col. Chester Phillips: [looking at Steve's best effort but belabored execution] Look at that. He's makin' me cry.
Abraham Erskine: I am looking for qualities beyond the physical.
Col. Chester Phillips: Do you know how long it took to set up this project? Of all the groveling I had to do in front of Senator What's-his-name's committee?
Abraham Erskine: Yes, I'm well aware of your efforts.
Col. Chester Phillips: Then throw me a bone. Hodge passed every test we gave him. He's big, he's fast, he obeys orders - he's a soldier.
Abraham Erskine: He's a bully.
Col. Chester Phillips: You don't win wars with niceness, doctor. You win wars with guts.
[the Colonel pulls the pin of a grenade and throws it among the recruits]
Col. Chester Phillips: GRENADE!

HYDRA Soldier: Cut off one head, two more shall...
Col. Chester Phillips: [blows him away] Let's go find two more!

Col. Chester Phillips: General Patton has said that wars are fought with weapons but are won by men. We are going to win this war because we have the best... men.
[the colonel's speech falters as his eyes fall sadly upon Steve. He glances over to catch Dr. Erskine's eye, which Dr. Erskine tactfully avoids]
Col. Chester Phillips: [gulping] ... and because they are gonna get better. Much better. The Strategic Scientific Reserve is an allied effort made up of the best minds in the free world. Our goal is to create the best army in history, but every army starts with one man. At the end of this week, we will choose that man. He will be the first in a new breed of super-soldier. You may personally escort Adolf Hitler to the gates of Hell.

Steve Rogers: What about the others? Are you planning a rescue mission?
Col. Chester Phillips: Yeah, it's called winning the war.
Steve Rogers: But if you know where they are, why not at least...
Col. Chester Phillips: They're thirty miles behind the lines, through some of the most heavily fortified territory in Europe. We'd lose more men than we'd save, but I don't expect you to understand that because you're a chorus girl.
Steve Rogers: I think I understand just fine.
Col. Chester Phillips: Well, then understand it somewhere else.