Premier Khrushchev: Force will be met by force. If the U.S. wants war, that's its problem.
President Kennedy: Then, Mr. Chairman, there will be a war. It will be a cold, long winter.
—1961 Vienna Summit
"It would be superfluous in me to point out to your lordship that this is war."
— Charles Francis Adams, US Minister to the UK, to British Foreign Secretary Earl Russell.note
"THIS IS - A DECLARATION OF WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR!!"
"ALL RIGHT! This is war!"
"That's all I can stands and I can't stands no more!"