History Quotes / ShellshockedVeteran

15th Dec '15 2:42:07 AM Scrounge
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->It's not that I don't want to remember. I have to rememberÖ for those who can't. -->--'''Ratchet''', WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated
12th Apr '15 8:58:46 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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->''You know, it strikes me as the most extraordinary irony that you managed to come through [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo the war]] with flying colours but seem to find the peace so utterly defeating.''
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->''You ->You know, it strikes me as the most extraordinary irony that you managed to come through [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo the war]] with flying colours but seem to find the peace so utterly defeating.''
13th Mar '15 2:14:35 AM DoctorNemesis
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->''You know, it strikes me as the most extraordinary irony that you managed to come through [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo the war]] with flying colours but seem to find the peace so utterly defeating.'' -->--'''Joanna Burton''' describing her brother Jerry, ''[[Literature/MissMarple Marple]]: The Moving Finger''
9th Mar '15 10:00:30 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''{{Supernatural}}'''
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-->-- '''{{Supernatural}}''' '''{{Series/Supernatural}}'''
11th Feb '15 6:24:08 PM johnnyfog
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->-- '''Wilfred Owen''', "Mental Cases"
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->-- -->-- '''Wilfred Owen''', "Mental Cases"

->-- '''Creator/SiegfriedSassoon'''
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->-- -->-- '''Creator/SiegfriedSassoon'''
11th Feb '15 6:23:51 PM johnnyfog
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->'''Rufus:''' Folks like us, there ain't no happy ending. We all got it coming.\\ '''Dean:''' Well ain't you a bucket of sunshine.\\ '''Rufus:''' I'm what you've got to look forward to if you survive. -->-- '''{{Supernatural}}'''
11th Feb '15 6:19:28 PM johnnyfog
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->'''NOTHING''' is "over". Nothing. You just don't 'turn it off.' It wasn't ''my'' war. You asked me, I didn't ask you.
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->'''NOTHING''' is "over". Nothing. [[TheRemnant You just don't 'turn it off.' ']] It wasn't ''my'' war. You asked me, I didn't ask you.
11th Feb '15 6:19:02 PM johnnyfog
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->'''NOTHING''' is "over". Nothing. You just don't ''turn it off''. It wasn't ''my'' war. You asked me, I didn't ask you.
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->'''NOTHING''' is "over". Nothing. You just don't ''turn 'turn it off''. off.' It wasn't ''my'' war. You asked me, I didn't ask you.
11th Feb '15 6:18:31 PM johnnyfog
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->-- '''Music/{{Cake}}''', "I Bombed Korea"
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->-- -->-- '''Music/{{Cake}}''', "I Bombed Korea"
11th Feb '15 6:18:19 PM johnnyfog
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->''from passing by the roses strewn''\\ ''at the feet of the fallen and feeling''\\ ''the names of the dead on the cold, wet''\\ ''stone, there became a certain''\\ ''satisfaction in breathing''\\\ ''and even more in realizing we still could.'' -->-- "[[http://sound-dispute.deviantart.com/art/Vietnam-152238074 Vietnam]]", a poem by '''[=sound-dispute=]'''

->'''NOTHING''' is "over". Nothing. You just don't ''turn it off''. It wasn't ''my'' war. You asked me, I didn't ask you. -->-- '''[[{{Franchise/Rambo}} John Rambo]]''' to Col. Trautman, ''First Blood'' ->"Someday this war's gonna end". That'd be just fine with the boys on the boat. They weren't looking for anything more than a way home. Trouble is, I'd been back there, and I knew that it just didn't exist anymore. -->--'''Willard''', ''Film/ApocalypseNow''

'''Russell''': No. No, it's 'cause I was quick. You know that drill? ''(at attention)'' WHAT ARE [[ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld THE TWO TYPES OF PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD]], SOLDIER?!\\
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'''Russell''': No. No, it's 'cause I was quick. You know that drill? ''(at attention)'' WHAT '''''WHAT ARE [[ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld THE TWO TYPES OF PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD]], SOLDIER?!\\SOLDIER?!'''''\\

'''Russell:''' THE QUICK AND THE DEAD, SIR! [[SoundOff WHAT ARE YOU?! THE QUICK! WHAT'RE THEY?! THE DEAD!!]]\\
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'''Russell:''' THE '''''THE QUICK AND THE DEAD, SIR! [[SoundOff WHAT ARE YOU?! THE QUICK! WHAT'RE THEY?! THE DEAD!!]]\\DEAD!!]]'''''\\

->''"The war gave them definition, direction, purpose. Without it, they don't know how to fit in anymore. So they keep looking for ways to go out in a blaze of glory. Some people call that being a hero. Maybe so. I don't know. I've never been one. Me? I think they're looking for something worth dying for because it's easier than finding something worth living for."''
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->''"The ->The war gave them definition, direction, purpose. Without it, they don't know how to fit in anymore. So they keep looking for ways to go out in a blaze of glory. Some people call that being a hero. Maybe so. I don't know. I've never been one. Me? I think they're looking for something worth dying for because it's easier than finding something worth living for."''

->''"Once you've been to Serenity, you never leave. You just learn to live there."''
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->''"Once ->Once you've been to Serenity, you never leave. You just learn to live there."''

->''"There's no place I can be/Since I found Serenity..."'' ->-- '''[[ThematicThemeTune The Ballad of Serenity]]''', Series/{{Firefly}} ->''"The winter after the curse was lifted, hundreds of veteran orcs like me were lost to despair. Our minds were finally free, yes... Free to relive all of the unthinkable acts that we had performed under the Legion's influence. I think it was the sounds of the draenei children that unnerved most of them... You never forget... Have you ever been to Jaggedswine Farm? When the swine are of age for the slaughter... It's that sound. The sound of the swine being killed... It resonates the loudest. Those are hard times for us older veterans."''
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->''"There's ->There's no place I can be/Since I found Serenity..."'' ->-- Serenity... -->-- '''[[ThematicThemeTune The Ballad of Serenity]]''', Series/{{Firefly}} ->''"The ->The winter after the curse was lifted, hundreds of veteran orcs like me were lost to despair. Our minds were finally free, yes... Free to relive all of the unthinkable acts that we had performed under the Legion's influence. I think it was the sounds of the draenei children that unnerved most of them... You never forget... Have you ever been to Jaggedswine Farm? When the swine are of age for the slaughter... It's that sound. The sound of the swine being killed... It resonates the loudest. Those are hard times for us older veterans."''

->'''The Chief''': Is it possible that you were living out a war flashback, Sarge? ->'''Sarge''': Aye. ->'''The Chief''': Let's go ahead and say that's what happened. ->'''Sarge''': It would explain a lot.
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->'''The Chief''': Is it possible that you were living out a war flashback, Sarge? ->'''Sarge''': Aye. ->'''The Sarge?\\ '''Sarge''': Aye.\\ '''The Chief''': Let's go ahead and say that's what happened. ->'''Sarge''': happened.\\ '''Sarge''': It would explain a lot.

->''We are not youth any longer. We don't want to take the world by storm. We are fleeing. We fly from ourselves. From our life. We were eighteen and had begun to love life and the world; and we had to shoot it to pieces. The first bomb, the first explosion, burst in our hearts. We are cut off from activity, from striving, from progress. We believe in such things no longer, we believe in the war.''
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->''We ->We are not youth any longer. We don't want to take the world by storm. We are fleeing. We fly from ourselves. From our life. We were eighteen and had begun to love life and the world; and we had to shoot it to pieces. The first bomb, the first explosion, burst in our hearts. We are cut off from activity, from striving, from progress. We believe in such things no longer, we believe in the war.''

->''When does it stop--the ringing in your ears?''
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->''When ->When does it stop--the ringing in your ears?''ears?

-> ''The people I killed...they're not comin' back, Leo. What's left for ME!?''
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-> ''The ->The people I killed...they're not comin' back, Leo. What's left for ME!?''ME!?

->'''Doctor:''' Your son appears to suffering from PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. ->'''Stan:''' But doctor, that's impossible. He was only in a reenactment. ->'''Doctor:''' Oh, then it must be PTWRSD, Post-Traumatic War Reenactment Stress Disorder. ->'''Stan:''' Is that a thing? ->'''Doctor:''' I've never heard of it. -->--''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', "In Country...Club" ->'''[[{{Franchise/Rambo}} John Rambo]]''': ''Nothing is over! Nothing! You just don't turn it off! [[TheVietnamWar It wasn't my war!]] You asked me, I didn't ask you! And I did what I had to do to win, but somebody wouldn't let us win! And I come back to the world, and I see all those maggots at the airport, protesting me, spitting; throwing stuff and calling me a baby killer and all kinds of vile crap. Who are they to protest me for, huh?! Who are they?! Unless they've been me and been there, and know what the hell they're yelling about?!'' -> '''Col. Trautman''': ''It was a bad time for all us, Johnny. It's all in the past now!'' -> '''John Rambo''': '''''For you!''''' ''For me, civilian life is nothing! In the field we have a code of honor: you watch my back, I watch yours. Back here is nothing!'' -> '''Col. Trautman''': ''You're the last of an elite group. [[SuicideByCop Don't end it like this]].'' -> '''John Rambo''': ''Back there I could fly a gunship, I could drive a tank. I was in charge of million dollars of equipment. Back here I couldn't get a job'' '''''parking cars!''''' -->-- ''First Blood'' ->'''Rufus:''' Folks like us, there ain't no happy ending. We all got it coming. ->'''Dean:''' Well ain't you a bucket of sunshine. ->'''Rufus:''' I'm what you've got to look forward to if you survive. -->-- '''{{Supernatural}}'''

->''"I'm sorry about your friend Mark. But I think that most of him died somewhere in Kandahar."''
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->''"I'm ->I'm sorry about your friend Mark. But I think that most of him died somewhere in Kandahar."''

->''I wasn't battle-happy, or mentally scarred, or hung up with guilt, nor did patrols of miniature Japanese brew up under my bed (as happened to one of my section whenever we came out of the line; we used to tell him to take his kukri to them, and when he had done so to his satisfaction, swearing and carving the air, we all went back to sleep again, him included).''
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->''I ->I wasn't battle-happy, or mentally scarred, or hung up with guilt, nor did patrols of miniature Japanese brew up under my bed (as happened to one of my section whenever we came out of the line; we used to tell him to take his kukri to them, and when he had done so to his satisfaction, swearing and carving the air, we all went back to sleep again, him included).''

->''from passing by the roses strewn'' ->''at the feet of the fallen and feeling'' ->''the names of the dead on the cold, wet'' ->''stone, there became a certain'' ->''satisfaction in breathing'' ->''and even more in realizing we still could.'' -->-- "[[http://sound-dispute.deviantart.com/art/Vietnam-152238074 Vietnam]]", a poem by '''[=sound-dispute=]''' ->''Itís so much worse than you think, Rose. The things that happen over there, the state of things in the trenches, and having to guard my unit at all hours? I changed, I got fit, I changed the way I think, how I sleep and eat, so I can be on guard, always watching for [[{{Ghostapo}} tricks.]] For rats that are a little too smart, or phantoms that would whisper panic into menís ears while they sleep? For ghouls thatÖ well, they pretend to be soldiers that die like anyone might, but when you let your guard down and search the body, they bite you and get a hungry kind of death into the wound?''
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->''from passing by the roses strewn'' ->''at the feet of the fallen and feeling'' ->''the names of the dead on the cold, wet'' ->''stone, there became a certain'' ->''satisfaction in breathing'' ->''and even more in realizing we still could.'' -->-- "[[http://sound-dispute.deviantart.com/art/Vietnam-152238074 Vietnam]]", a poem by '''[=sound-dispute=]''' ->''Itís ->Itís so much worse than you think, Rose. The things that happen over there, the state of things in the trenches, and having to guard my unit at all hours? I changed, I got fit, I changed the way I think, how I sleep and eat, so I can be on guard, always watching for [[{{Ghostapo}} tricks.]] For rats that are a little too smart, or phantoms that would whisper panic into menís ears while they sleep? For ghouls thatÖ well, they pretend to be soldiers that die like anyone might, but when you let your guard down and search the body, they bite you and get a hungry kind of death into the wound?''wound?
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