We're not retreating, we're advancing! Towards future victory.
— Sarge, Red vs. Blue
Initiate... a tactical withdrawal!
— Morale Break for a Space Marine Squad, Dawn of War
There is no glory in pointless defeat!
— Line said when Space Marines are ordered to retreat, Dawn of War 2
Retreat Hell! We're just attacking in another direction.
— Attributed to Major General Oliver P. Smith, USMC, during the retreat from the Chinese trap at the Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War, December 1950
We're not retreating, we're advancing in reverse
— China Sorrows, Skulduggery Pleasant
"Orkses is never defeated in battle. If we win we win, if we die we die fighting so it don't count. If we runs for it we don't die neither, cos we can come back for annuver go, see!"
—Recurring Ork catchphrase, Warhammer 40,000.