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Even though I disagree with many of the changes, when I see the privates graduate at the end of the day, when they walk off that drill field at the end of the ceremony, they are still fine privates; outstanding, well motivated privates. — R. Lee Ermey

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I'm never, like I say, I'm never happy, I'm never satisfied, it's never good enough. — R. Lee Ermey

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The bad news motivated the drill instructors that much more. — R. Lee Ermey

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I disagree with a lot of those changes, however at the end of the day - I go down to recruit graduation at least once or twice a year. — R. Lee Ermey

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I don't have to be concerned about everybody else's character. — R. Lee Ermey

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What is your major malfunction? — R. Lee Ermey

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I don't have any respect at all for the scum-bags who went to Canada to avoid the draft or to avoid doing their fair share. — R. Lee Ermey

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I go the VA Hospital when I have a problem and the doctor jumps on me. — R. Lee Ermey

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It's been a pretty fun ride, to tell you the truth. — R. Lee Ermey

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Without discipline, there is no Marine Corps. — R. Lee Ermey

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Communications are better now than in my Vietnam days. — R. Lee Ermey

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When you try to find funding for a VVA function, it doesn't seem like it's any trouble at all. People come out of the woodwork with their money to help out because we went over and fought a war. — R. Lee Ermey

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There have been a lot of changes in recruit training in the past twenty years. — R. Lee Ermey

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I hate to hear 'Less is more.' It's a crock of crap. — R. Lee Ermey

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A day without blood is like a day without sunshine! — R. Lee Ermey

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That's all I cared about too, was getting it right. — R. Lee Ermey

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Kubrick ate it up. He loved it. He just let me go crazy. — R. Lee Ermey

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Drill instructors worked seven days a week, fifteen to seventeen hours a day in many cases, with no time off in between platoons. — R. Lee Ermey

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America's trying to do the best for its veterans. — R. Lee Ermey

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The drill instructor must have total and complete control. Mindless obedience is what he's after. — R. Lee Ermey

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I try to get over to Iraq and Afghanistan as much as I can. — R. Lee Ermey

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Back in those days intimidation was the greatest tool the drill instructor had. Without that tool, he would not have had control. — R. Lee Ermey

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It's my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls, by God we go, and we do the best that we can. — R. Lee Ermey

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The best part about the movie, and everybody seems to rave about it, is the boot camp part. — R. Lee Ermey

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The biggest problem was the politicians knew nothing about fighting a war. — R. Lee Ermey

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This is for fighting, this is for fun. — R. Lee Ermey

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I got space from Travis Air Force Base, went back to the Philippine Islands and made it a point to meet the only American casting director in the Philippines. I was off and running. — R. Lee Ermey

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Every character I've ever played, I always try to take him right to the edge and not allow him to fall over, but directors have a tendency to pull me back a little bit. — R. Lee Ermey

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There's a lot of whiners in every crowd. — R. Lee Ermey

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Playing the good guy is tough because you know as well as I do, in real life, you have to watch your P's and Q's and conduct yourself in a respectable manner if you expect to have friends. — R. Lee Ermey

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I honestly do feel that I am a role model for young people. — R. Lee Ermey

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I was stationed at a marine recruit depot in San Diego from 1965 to 1967. — R. Lee Ermey

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You'd be surprised how many kids and young people come to the website and send me email that they are actually going into the Marine Corp because of something that I said or did. — R. Lee Ermey

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Because I am hard, you will not like me. But the more you hate me, the more you will learn. I am hard but I am fair. — R. Lee Ermey

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I've never had to spend any time in the VA hospital, so I really can't speak for those guys. — R. Lee Ermey

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We had times in '66 and '67 when we would pick up a platoon of privates out of the receiving barracks the week before we even graduated the platoon that we were on! — R. Lee Ermey

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I play well with everybody. — R. Lee Ermey

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I firmly believe that you live and learn, and if you don't learn from past mistakes, then you need to be drug out and shot. — R. Lee Ermey

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Everybody respects the Vietnam Veterans of America. — R. Lee Ermey

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I got to write most of everything I said. — R. Lee Ermey

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Back in the old Corp, we weren't training those privates to infiltrate into the peacetime Marine Corp. We were training those privates to go to Vietnam. — R. Lee Ermey

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Kubrick's films have life - they just never die. — R. Lee Ermey

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I always love to come to Austin. — R. Lee Ermey

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In order to be a good actor, I'm a firm believer that you need to bring something to the table. — R. Lee Ermey

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I spend a lot of time with my characters. — R. Lee Ermey

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For me, it's an honor for the military to ask me to go to Iraq, Afghanistan, or GITMO. I'm happy to go. — R. Lee Ermey

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There was a huge, tremendous amount of disabled veterans and the Veteran's Administration just wasn't geared up for it. I know for a fact that it's getting better and better. — R. Lee Ermey