"You've heard of a thousand-yard stare? This guy had a million mile one. He'd seen forever. He'd been somewhere else, and I don't know, sometimes I wonder if he'd maybe had a pretty good fucking conversation with someone he met there."
"Their eyes stared into space as if transfixed by a vision of terror."
— Marshal Petain on the troops returning from the Battle of Verdun.
"The thousand-yard stare. A Marine gets it after he's been in the shit for too long. It's like you've really seen...beyond. I got it. All field Marines got it. You'll have it, too."
— Corporal Payback, Full Metal Jacket
"Oh dear, you really are an uptight bastard, aren't you? You can drop the thousand-yard stare. I've seen it all before, and I'm not impressed."
— Lewis, Rambo IV