“We live in the trenches out there. We fight. We try not to be killed, but sometimes we are. That’s all.” – Lew Ayres as Paul Bäumer
“Remember those posters that said, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life”? Well, that’s true of every day but one – the day you die.” – Kevin Spacey as Lester Burnham
“I feel a lot of distance, and I feel far away.” – Robert DeNiro as Michael
“Maggie walked through that door with nothing buts guts.” – Morgan Freeman as Eddie Dupris
“Find a truly original idea. It is the only way I will ever distinguish myself. It is the only way I will ever matter.” – Russell Crowe as John Nash
“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Barry Corbin as Ellis
“Now I’m gonna bust your ass for those three bags and I’m gonna nail you for picking your feet in Poughkeepsie.” – Gene Hackman as Jimmy Doyle
“The rush of battle is a potent and often lethal addiction, for war is a drug.” – Chris Hedges quotation from the opening credits.