Captain Miller: [Approaching the beach] Port side stick, starboard side stick, move fast and clear those murder holes.
Sergeant Horvath: I wanna see plenty of beach between men. Five men is a juicy opportunity, one man's a waste of ammo.
Captain Miller: Keep the sand out of your weapons, keep those actions clear. I'll see you on the beach.

It's like finding a needle in a stack of needles.

Captain Miller

"The Statue of Liberty is kaput" - that's disconcerting.

Captain Miller

Captain Miller: Caparzo, get that kid back up there!
Private Caparzo: Captain, the decent thing to do would be take her over to the next town.
Captain Miller: We're not here to do the decent thing, we're here to follow fucking orders!

Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.

Private Jackson

Private Jackson: O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.

Be not that far from me, for trouble is near; haste Thee to help me.

Private Jackson

I don't know. Part of me thinks the kid's right. He asks what he's done to deserve this. He wants to stay here, fine. Let's leave him and go home. But then another part of me thinks, what if by some miracle we stay, then actually make it out of here. Someday we might look back on this and decide that saving Private Ryan was the one decent thing we were able to pull out of this whole godawful, shitty mess. Like you said, Captain, maybe we do that, we all earn the right to go home.

Sergeant Horvath

Captain Miller: James... I'm here to tell you your brothers were killed in combat. They're dead.
Private Ryan: Which one, sir?
Captain Miller: All of them.

You don't know when to shut up; you don't know HOW to shut up!

Sergeant Horvath

Private Reiben: I got a bad feeling about this one.
Captain Miller: When was the last time you felt good about anything?

Seems to me, Cap'n, this mission is a serious misallocation of valuable military resources.

Private Jackson
Steven Spielberg made the great American World War II movie with Saving Private Ryan.

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Saving Private Ryan Quotes

Captain Miller: [Approaching the beach] Port side stick, starboard side stick, move fast and clear those murder holes.
Sergeant Horvath: I wanna see plenty of beach between men. Five men is a juicy opportunity, one man's a waste of ammo.
Captain Miller: Keep the sand out of your weapons, keep those actions clear. I'll see you on the beach.

"The Statue of Liberty is kaput" - that's disconcerting.

Captain Miller