/k/omrades, give me your best war and warrior quotations.
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You could very nearly sustain one of these threads entirely on things that James Mattis has said.
This one strikes the feels
This day is call’d the feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say “To-morrow is Saint Crispian.”
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say “These wounds I had on Crispian’s day.”
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he’ll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words-
Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester-
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.
I always thought it was odd that the Sniper, who is an Australian hitman, says it and not the Soldier, who is (pretending to be) an American soldier.
Another interesting tidbit is that Mattis's nickname is "Mad Dog." The same phrase is used to refer to the Scout's pugilistic older brothers.
Written on a helmet band --
Feliz Navidad con Noriega, Prospero Ano Nuevos con 82nd Airborne.>>23329064
dumping if you couldn't tell lol
I'm out, lets get some more in here
We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things.
There are two kinds of people who are staying on this beach: those who are dead and those who are going to die. Now let’s get the hell out of here.
i lied I found a few more
My cousin used to say
"Everyone wants to be a Gangster, Until the Police show up" or insert his unit number at that time Unit 19
He is a Cop...LoL
He is Cool as shit until he starts drinking then his feels get silly he has PTSD.
I will cookie monster, by gott I will! War is my craft and I shall hone my skills, I will train every moment until I collapse, then train some more, I will meet you /k/ommandos in the eternal ether if I do not return home from Syria, fight /k/ommandos, fight till you can't fight anymore.
This always hit me somehow. Damn what it's from.
After being offered by the Franch to appease the pope and gain his support;
-"The pope? How many divisions does he have?"
"Your country isn't worth dying for- it's worth living for. But if you have to- know it was worth it"
- A modern Israeli paraphrase to Yosef Trumpeldor's "it's good to die for our country"
Maybe if you live in fucking syria or the congo or some shit.
The only people who live by this quote here in the rest of the civilized world are the kind of people who wear trench coats and have a collection of swords and ninja stars.
There are plenty more "powers" that matter far more than the simple act of ending a life.
>but what about gangsters
niggers don't read, especially not some overhyped sci fi series. This shit is only gobbled up by suburbanite middle class fedora tippers.
You sound like you're fun at parties.
This is one of my personal favorites. Theodore Roosevelt is a hero of mine.
I think a lot of these quotes are good, I just cringe every time someone takes that quote from ender's game seriously. Being able to inflict pain on another person is 100% not at all the only thing that matters in life unless you're a goddamn sociopath. Or a fucking tiger shark. But I don't think Tiger sharks post on /k/
And now we're gonna take a slight detour into politics.
I remember a post by one guy who said he'd ended up in a unit with a couple of other 40k-enthusiasts, and how they used to shout space marine quotes at each other on deployment.
I desperately want that to be true, so I can live in peace knowing spess mehreens stand ready to protect me.
I just have a hard time seeing it as a warrior quote, because of the Beatles connection.
I mean, it's not like the Beatles were some kind of super soldiers/60-70s pop stars.
to me the worst thing about that is that he managed to hold up a tank column by himself. apparently chinese tank drivers aren't trained to go around things, only go forward. the fuck is he going to do, run back and forth in reverse frogger action trying to get in your way?
True. The Beatles certainly never intended for it to refer to war or anything of the like. Pretty sure they were just talking about their carriers and how they would never escape their past works as a group.
But, I can see how it can be interpreted to be a war/warrior quote. You're gonna carry that weight. The weight of your actions, regardless of their veracity will forever be hoisted upon your conscious. And you need to be ready and strong enough to carry that weight, in whatever battles you may fight.
I don't necessarily interpret it like that. To me, it advocates self-sufficiency and being able to fight back to protect yourself and those you care about.
I agree it's edgy, but I look past it and look at the core of the message.
Hell, in MY old unit we had call-signs within our PLT ( so just for our net) based off of 40k units: Mine was Predator, others were Slugga Boy, Terminator, Big Mech, LT was Force Commander, Sec Sgt was Commisar and a few others.
We had lan parties playing the 1st dawn of war games, vehicle crew vs. crew. Good times.
That would have also been dishonorable and very unpopular. They could not run over an unarmed citizen, whether they or thrir commander would do it because of moral reasons, or they feared retaliation from others or being seen as monsters
I read this, and then thought of