Michael Dunne: Do you think maybe I could accompany you to a dance, or...?
Sarah Mann: I don't dance with soldiers.
Michael Dunne: I could lose the uniform.
Sarah Mann: I don't dance with naked soldiers.
Michael Dunne: [leads two horses towards Sarah] I know you don't dance with soldiers, miss. But would you go riding with one?
Mayor Costello: [upon being asked how David can help out better] There's a war going on. Use your imagination!
Michael Dunne: [about to say "I love you"]
Sarah Mann: You should stop.
Sarah Mann: In a heart beat, I could fall so hard. But I'm, I'm not, I'm broken somewhere. Quite broken. So I'd start to think you were stupid for loving me. Then I'd begin to resent you and eventually, I'd hate you.
German Machine Gunner: [Extends hand towards Dunne] Kamerad...
[Dunne stabs him in the forehead]
Dobson-Hughes: [insulting the Germans] Gas... even a Boer wouldn't sink so low to use gas.
Michael Dunne: I believe we're using gas, sir.
Dobson-Hughes: [after a pause] Quite right.
Sarah Mann: [about her brother's enlistment] Dunne didn't recruit him?
Cassie Walker: No. He barely had anything to do with it. It was the other man, the British one.
Nursing Matron: [Dunne doesn't know Nurse Mann's name] It's Sarah. Her name is Sarah.
Michael Dunne: [is being refused to see her again] How about I ask your father about it?
Sarah Mann: [looks hurt] I think you'll find that hard to do.
Michael Dunne: Why? He doesn't like suitors?
Sarah Mann: No. He's dead. He died at Vimy Ridge.
Michael Dunne: [after a pause] I'm sorry.
Michael Dunne: Listen to me. Forests burn 'cos they have to. And oceans, they go up and down 'cos they have to. I don't think we're that different. If you want to get through this you have to start seeing it for what it is. It's something we do all the time because we're good at it. And we're good at it because we're used to it. And we're used to it because we do it all the time.