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Quotes: Only a Flesh Wound
"Anyone who has been shot in the leg and tried to walk immediately afterward was not hired as the technical consultant on this movie."
Roger Ebert on Gunmen (1994)

Man: It was a bullet, wasn't it?
Forrest Gump: A bullet?
Man: That jumped up and bit you.
Forrest Gump: Oh, yes sir. Bit me right in the buttocks. They said it was a million dollar wound, but the army must keep that money 'cause I still haven't seen a nickel of that million dollars.

"Yeah, kind of a Easy Company tradition, getting shot in the ass."
Unknown Easy Company soldier, Band of Brothers

Dr. McNinja: I see. You're refusing to leave without me.
Death: I'm afraid so.
Dr. McNinja: Well, I'm sorry, but all those bullet holes.... They're. Just. FLESH WOUNDS!!!!

Sophie Western: "Mr Jones, your arm is broken!"
Tom Jones: "Indeed, madame. But I have another, to walk you home."

Mal: The leg is good. Lots of bleeding, and we avoid any unnecessary organs.
Guard: I was thinking more of a graze...
Mal: Well, we don't want it to look like you just gave up.

Chief Hubbard: [referring to Foley, who was recently shot in the arm] What is that man doing here?
Axel Foley: Bleeding, sir.

"Flesh wound? Flesh wound? They're all flesh wounds! No one ever says "Ooh look! I've just been shot in the bones, but it missed my flesh completely!"
Ayatani Zweil considers this trope, His Last Command

"The Others are hardy; one warrior removes his own spine and uses it as a bludgeon. I wondered how he remained standing and had movement in his limbs, but it didn't seem to bother him."
Roger Ebert, reviewing Night Watch

"Did you actually think a single bullet to the shoulder would kill me? I always thought you were smarter than that..."
Acastus Kolya after Sheppard expresses surprise at his survival, Stargate Atlantis

As a side note, understand that there is no such thing as a "non-lethal" weapon. This is because any weapon or gas that can reliably incapacitate or render unconscious a 300 pound world wrestling champion will be strong enough to instantly kill a small child or elderly person.

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