Jonas: You been training for this moment your entire life. The universe has been conspiring, if you think about it, to put you right here, right now. Off you go, we're all waitin' on ya.
Molly Blane: [to Kim, who has packed her car to leave the base] You say you love him. Now are you brave enough to act on it? Here you are, a pretty little girl - fine daughter - a child on the way, a man in combat. You're frightened, and you want him home. This is not your own special circumstance. You know what this is? It is the history of the world. You want to think about that for a moment.
Kim: Army regulations state...
Molly: You aren't in the Army. You're in the Unit.
Jonas: This is my house, here, which means that's your house, there.
Bob: I don't even have a key.
Jonas: Well, there's not much crime in this neighborhood.
Jonas: [Takes a card from his pocket and writes his number down] Take this card. Hold on to it.
Susan: What is that?
Jonas: No matter how blessed our lives, how charmed our existence, things still, inevitably, irrevocably, go wrong. Your mother is swindled out of her savings. Your estranged husband runs off with your kids. Your best friend goes on vacation in a foreign land and disappears. Eventually, bad things find us all. You ever hear of the Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free card? This is a Get-Out-of-Hell card. At some point in your life, God forbid, you have no where else to turn, call that number. That is why you are going to postpone your job.
Iranian Security Agent: What's permitted to others is not permitted to you.
Jonas: The injunction of the Roman Legionnaire.
Iranian Security Agent: Ah! I see I've found a fellow scholar.
Jonas: No, just another old soldier.
Iranian Security Agent: Well it's better than civilian life.
Jonas: As what is not?
Jonas: And what precaution have we ever found unnecessary?
Iranian Security Agent: Which is why we two old soldiers may be fated to die in bed
Jonas: Now wouldn't that be a hell of a thing.
Iranian Security Agent:(talking to Jonas) Goodbye my friend. I trust we kept you occupied. It was hard to distract an old warrior, but I succeeded. I enjoyed our time together. Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose.
Radio Host: (Notices a gun in Kim's purse) You have a gun.
Kim: You want to reconsider that advance? Bob got me a permit for it.
Radio Host: Is it loaded?
Kim: Well it's silly to carry it otherwise. Offends your sensibilities?
Radio Host: I don't believe in them, I'm more the poetic type.
Kim: You don't find a pistol poetic? You ever heard of "Poetic Justice"?
Secretary of State: (to Bob) Daniel, you just screwed yourself out of a military career. We will go forward as planned; you will get me to this meeting and once we get back to the plane, I will see to your dishonorable discharge; personally
Jonas: advice to cancel a Government meeting is ignored)
Kayla: Why would-
Jonas: The Secretary of State ignore our advice? Well okay, because A: to skip this meeting would threaten a fledgling democracy in Africa, and would weaken our position in the region.
Jonas 'Snake Doctor' Blane: [Jonas has discovered the missing money in their account] How do I earn my money? I do not make cornflakes for a living. I earn my money at the risk of my life out there, letting the scum of the earth shoot at me. You *know* that's how I make my living. That's why my bosses pay me... and you wish it away.
Bob Brown: When you see Indians, be careful. When you don't see any Indians, be twice as careful.
Tiffy: Somebody thinks I offended him, I suppose he can give me a call. He comes into my house in the middle of the night with a butcher knife, I'm gonna shoot him dead because I have a family to defend. Is this so foreign to your way of thinking?
Christine: The bible says "Thou shalt not kill."
Tiffy: Yeah, well I guess our opponents missed that part.
Kim: (looking at the jeep to be restored) Well?
Parker: Restored, street legal, showroom fresh. Any man Jack in this man's army would fight to pay ten grand to take it home and call it Muffy.
Parker: What the hell do you think you're doing?!
Private: (standing quickly to attention) Taking a break, Sergeant!
Parker: The hell you are! You will take a break when you are discharged from this service, killed in action or I say so, whichever comes first!
Bob: I'd rather have a sister in a whorehouse than a brother in the Navy.
Charlotte: (to Kim) Do you expect me to, in effect, explain myself to you?
Bob: (laughing) Ryan asks what your wife would say if she knew. And Top said, "Well, sir, I'd tell her, 'Woman, now that's getting into my personal life. And you know how I like to keep my personal life separate from my married life.'"
Jonas: Repeat the lesson back to me.
Brown: Best way to get yourself out of a jam: confess to something illegal, immoral, or embarrassing.
Ryan: Sir, my job and the job of my men is to protect and to defend the interests of this country, as determined by the executive branch. It is not my job to make nor to influence policy. If you disagree with specific mission objectives, I strongly suggest you address your concerns to someone higher in the chain of command.
Congressman Gelber: So what you're saying is you're just gonna sit there all afternoon and stonewall.
Ryan: Frankly, sir, yes sir, I am, sir.
Neil: Oh, now don't pull that crap with me. I did three terms on the House Sub-Committee for Military Affairs.