Colonel Isaac Johnson: I won. You lost. Get used to the idea, son.
Bob Lee Swagger: I'm not your son.

This is a country, where the Secretary of Defense can go on T.V., and tell the American public, oh, that "This is about freedom! It's not about oil!" And nobody questions him, cuz they don't wanna hear the answer, because it's a lie! There are only so many places at the table, Gunnie. Now, are you on the INSIDE, or are you on the OUT?

Senator Charles F. Meachum

Nick Memphis: I didn't know you had a woman.
Bob Lee Swagger: Neither did I... until they took her.

[first lines]
Donnie Fenn: Movement. Two men. Approximately... forty goats.
Bob Lee Swagger: They're not on anybody's side. We don't have to shoot them.

Bob Lee Swagger: I don't really like the President much. Didn't like the one before that, much, either.
Colonel Isaac Johnson: You like the idea of the President, living in a free country. Do we allow America to be ruled by thugs?
Bob Lee Swagger: Sure, some years we do.

Louis Dobbler: You can kill him from that far away?
Bob Lee Swagger: At a mile and a half the bullet's gonna strike with more energy than a .44 magnum, point blank. Yeah, I think you can kill him.

You don't understand how serious this is. They killed my dog.

Bob Lee Swagger

Jack Payne: You know what they say is the first thing that a man feels when he shoots a civilian?
Bob Lee Swagger: The recoil of the rifle?
Jack Payne: [snickers] Yeah.
Bob Lee Swagger: Very original.

Sarah Fenn: What are you going to do?
Bob Lee Swagger: Exercise my right to bear arms.

Howard Purnell: You have embarrassed this office. You will be facing a review from the office of professional responsibilities.
Nick Memphis: Sir, I don't, I don't feel embarrassed. A force recon marine scout sniper disarmed me 3 weeks out of the academy, if anything I feel lucky to be alive.

They delivered me on a train, wrapped up like a present.

Bob Lee Swagger

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[last lines]
Senator Charles F. Meachum: Are you out of your mind? Are you out of your damn mind? I am a United States Senator!
Bob Lee Swagger: Exactly.

There's always a confused soul that thinks that one man can make a difference. And you have to kill him to convince him otherwise. That's the hassle with democracy.

Senator Charles F. Meachum