I’ll tell you a secret. Something they don’t teach you in your temple. The Gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.
Ideals are peaceful. History is violent.
[to his sons]
There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn’t exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn’t know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep.
Then you’ve got predators who use violence to prey on the weak. They’re the wolves.
And then there are those blessed with the gift of aggression, an overpowering need to protect the flock. These men are the rare breed who live to confront the wolf. They are the sheepdog.
What happened to your leg?
My leg is in Iran. Since 1987. Me too, I fight for my country.
Freddy listen, you give me your information, I’m going to get you a reward for what you did today.
Award… You think I do this for money? You think I don’t care about my country? I see what’s happening. You don’t think I see what’s happening? And all the people now, they have no water, they have no electricity – you think I do this for reward? You don’t think I do this for me? For my future. For my country. For all these things? Whatever you want here, I want more than you want. I want to help my country.
You look frightened. There’s a large number of lonely men out there.
Don’t worry, I won’t let them rape you.
Danny, you can’t die. You can’t die. You know why? ’Cause you’re gonna be a father. You’re gonna be a daddy. I wasn’t supposed to tell you. You’re gonna be a father.
No, you are.
Andrew ’Smokey’ Salem:
When you get upset, when you get mad, you turn red, right? When you get envoius, or sick, you turn green. When you become cowardly, you turn yellow; and ya’ll got the nerve to call us colored?