“Well, if he wasn’t an insurgent, he sure the hell is now.”
“There is enough bang in there to send us all to Jesus. If I’m going to die, I’m going to die comfortable.”
“The way you don’t die sir.” (in reply to Colonel Reed’s question, “What’s the best way to … go about disarming one of these?”)
“Everyone’s scared about something, you know?”
“You know I just think it’s really interesting to hold something in your hand that could have killed anyone.”
“You love playing with that. You love playing with all your stuffed animals. You love your Mommy, your Daddy. You love your pajamas. You love everything, don’t ya? Yea. But you know what, buddy? As you get older… some of the things you love might not seem so special anymore. Like your Jack-in-a-Box. Maybe you’ll realize it’s just a piece of tin and a stuffed animal. And the older you get, the fewer things you really love. And by the time you get to my age, maybe it’s only one or two things. With me, I think it’s one.”
Sergeant William James is a character in the American War film The Hurt Locker.