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.
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.
What is your major malfunction?
It’s my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls, by God we go, and we do the best that we can.
A day without blood is like a day without sunshine!
Without discipline, there is no Marine Corp.
I hate to hear ‘Less is more.’ It’s a crock of crap.
Try as you may, you can never defy love.
This is for fighting, this is for fun.
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 Corps because of something that I said or did.
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.
Finally, mutually, and completely, they released all doubts, abandoned all fears, unwilling and unable to deny this overpowering love.
I’m never, like I say, I’m never happy, I’m never satisfied, it’s never good enough.
I don’t have to be concerned about everybody else’s character.
Back in those days intimidation was the greatest tool the drill instructor had. Without that tool, he would not have had control.
There’s a lot of whiners in every crowd.
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.
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.
That’s all I cared about too, was getting it right.
In order to be a good actor, I’m a firm believer that you need to bring something to the table.
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.
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.
The bad news motivated the drill instructors that much more.
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.
I play well with everybody.