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Top 100 Viet Quotes

#1. Telling what must not be told is one of the writer's primary tasks. It is also a difficult and dangerous one. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#2. All of us who are living are dying. The only ones not dying are the dead.,,To live was to be haunted by the inevitability of one's own decay, and to be dead was to be haunted by the memory of living. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#3. I ain't got no quarrel with them Viet Cong, - Author: Muhammad Ali
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#4. I got booted out third, but to me [Last Comic Standing] was a lot like Rambo II ... I don't really remember much ... there was rats, people bombing, screaming, yelling, and a middle aged guy with a shaved chest got beat by somebody from the Viet Cong. - Author: Rob Cantrell
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#5. The Communist leaders in Moscow, Peking and Hanoi must fully understand that the United States considers the freedom of South Viet Nam vital to our interests. And they must know that we are not bluffing in our determination to defend those interests. - Author: Gerald R. Ford
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#6. We lie in wait for the right moment and the just cause, which, at this moment, is simply wanting to live. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#7. By now the only part of me now seating were my eyeballs. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#8. But after the bottle was empty sometime that night, I was finally left with nothing but myself and my thoughts, devious cabdrivers that took me where I did not want to go. Now - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#9. What am I dying for? he cried back. I'm dying because this world I'm living in isn't worth dying for! If something is worth dying for, then you've got a reason to live. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#10. Some animals could see in the dark, but it was only humans who deliberately sought out every possible route into the darkness of our own interiors. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#11. They lived in this fashion for most of the year before the credit line of her patience finally reached its limit. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#12. So it was that for two minutes we sang with all our hearts, feeling only for the past and turning our gaze from the future, swimmers doing the backstroke toward a waterfall. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#13. It became very clear that Hanoi was in effect strategically running the Viet Cong operation. - Author: William Westmoreland
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#14. FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE WROTE THAT "if something is to stay in the memory it must be burned in: only that which never ceases to hurt stays in the memory. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#15. Hillary Clinton will travel to Vietnam with the president this Friday. It's a fact that at the height of the war in 1971, she tried to enlist in the Marines, but they turned her down. Apparently we weren't that mad at the Viet Cong. - Author: Argus Hamilton
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#16. Even if they found themselves in Heaven, our countrymen would find occasion to remark that it was not as warm as Hell. Why's - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#17. During our visits, he consumed an embarrassingly varied assortment of cheap beer and wine, vacillating between fury and melancholy as one might imagine Richard Nixon to be doing not far away. Sometimes he choked on his emotions so badly I feared I would have to perform the Heimlich maneuver on him. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#18. cheered by the optimism that one sometimes had at the beginning of strenuous exercise, a kind of helium that filled our lungs and carried us along - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#19. The only problem with not talking to oneself was that oneself was the most fascinating conversational partner one could imagine. Nobody had more patience in listening to one than oneself, and while nobody knew one better than oneself, nobody misunderstood one more than oneself. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#20. I was in close quarters with some representative specimens of the most dangerous creature in the history of the world, the white man in a suit. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#21. I need not look in the mirror or at the faces of my fellow men to find a likeness to God. I need only look at their selves and inside my own to realize we would not be killers if God Himself was not one, too. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#22. The general killed the Viet Cong; I killed the general with my camera, - Author: Eddie Adams
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#23. He responded with one of those looks of pity and amusement I was by now so used to getting, the kind that implied not only was my fly undone, but that there was nothing to see even if it was. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#24. Americans on the average do not trust intellectuals, but they are cowed by power and stunned by celebrity. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#25. happiness, American style, is a zero-sum game, - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#26. The more logical conclusion was that the General had bolstered the Vietnamese tendency for conspiracy with the American trait of paranoia, admittedly with my help. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#27. You haven't lived a full life until you have been in a very tough situation when you thought you were going to die. War does that to you. - Author: William E. Peterson
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#28. I asked this heroic pet lover how it felt to have died for a schnauzer named Teddy. Salvador Biagiani was philosophical. He said it sure beat dying for absolutely nothing in the Viet Nam War. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#29. While I was critical of many things when it came to so-called Western civilization, cleavage was not one of them. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#30. Always a shy one, he swallowed his pill of Catholicism seriously. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#31. I was finally left with nothing but myself and my thoughts, devious cabdrivers that took me where I did not want to go. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#32. Her routine was as predictable as the rotation of the earth. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#33. This particularly unfashionable neighborhood was a shady one despite the absence of trees, and - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#34. A slogan is just an empty suit, she said. Anyone can wear it. I - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#35. You tried to play the game, okay? But they run the game. You don't run anything. That means you can't change anything. Not from the inside. When you got nothing, you got to change things from the outside. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#36. Love is being able to talk to someone else without effort, without hiding, and at the same time to feel absolutely comfortable not saying a word. At least that's one way I've figured out hot to describe love. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#37. Whatever people say about the General today, I can only testify that he was a sincere man who believed in everything he said, even if it was a lie, which makes him not so different from most. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#38. Now a guarantee of happiness - that's a great deal. But a guarantee to be allowed to pursue the jackpot of happiness? Merely an opportunity to buy a lottery ticket. Someone would surely win millions, but millions would surely pay for it. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#39. One did not depend on marines for good table manners. One depended on them to have the right instincts when it came to matters of life and death. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#40. Disarming an idealist was easy - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#41. What was it like to live in a time when one's fate was not war, when one was not led by the craven and the corrupt, when one's country was not a basket case kept alive only through the intravenous drip of American aid? - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#42. breathtakingly lewd exhibition of modesty. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#43. Nothing is ever so expensive as what is offered for free. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#44. These questions required either Camus or cognac, and as Camus was not available I ordered cognac. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#45. Its refugee members were hobbled by their structural function in the American Dream, which was to be so unhappy as to make other Americans grateful for their happiness. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#46. Remember, you're not half of anything, you're twice of everything. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#47. Why do those who call for independence and freedom take away the independence and freedom of others? - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#48. Our job here is to defend freedom. - Author: Viet D. Dinh
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#49. She cursed me at such length and with such inventiveness I had to check both my watch and my dictionary. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#50. Did we salivate for sadness, or had we only learned to enjoy what we were forced to eat? - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#51. This feat I also had no idea how to accomplish, but ignorance had never stopped me from taking action before. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#52. So the list went, a fair percentage collecting both welfare and dust, moldering in the stale air of subsidized apartments as their testes shriveled day by day, consumed by the metastasizing cancer called assimilation and susceptible to the hypochondria of exile. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#53. Stories are just things we fabricate, nothing more. We search for them in a world beside our own, then leave them here to be found, garments shed by ghosts. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#54. Remember that the best medical treatment is a sense of relativism. No matter how badly you might feel, take comfort in knowing theres's someone who feels much worse. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#55. There is always something. That is confession's nature. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#56. If wars create vast sums of money for the global elite, is it possible the Soviets, the Viet Cong and Muslim extremists were, or are, also fabricated enemies of the West along with North Korea? Or at least exaggerated threats? - Author: James Morcan
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#57. ...the only thing harder than knowing the right thing to do...is to actually do the right thing. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#58. Really ingenious, he said. He had a Minnesotan's admiration for resourcefulness in the face of hardship, bred by generations of people one very bad winter away from starvation and cannibalism. I - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#59. This was what few people realize - it's hard work to beat somebody. I have known many an interrogator who has strained a back, pulled a muscle, torn a tendon or a ligament, even broken fingers, toes, hands, and feet, not to mention going hoarse. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#60. I had seen Star Wars a dozen times on video tape, and if anyone was so deprived as to have not watched it even once, then the country in which he lived surely needed a revolution. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#61. My idea was that the role of the special forces were to train Vietnamese to behave as guerrillas, harassing the supply lines down through the mountains of the, ah, the Viet Cong. And the special American special forces were to train their special forces to do that. - Author: Roger Hilsman
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#62. Americans are a confused people because they can't admit this contradiction. They believe in a universe of divine justice where the human race is guilty of sin, but they also believe in a secular justice where human beings are presumed innocent. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#63. If youth was not wasted, how could it be youth? - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#64. The reforms proposed by the Patent Reform Act of 2007 are precisely the type of congressional action needed. The Act will remove obstacles to growth and restore balance to the patent system. - Author: Viet D. Dinh
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#65. All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#66. In a country where possessions counted for everything, we had no belongings except our stories. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#67. We had much more imagery from Vietnam war. The media was not controlled. The storyline, the master narrative was not controlled. I thin it was some those images really radicalized people and shifted things to some extent. And the Viet Cong also, their tenacity. - Author: Anne Waldman
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#68. I don't know why I am internally a violent person. I don't have the normal nerve endings most people do, which was very good for me as a pilot in Viet Nam. When most people are afraid, I'm actually quite excited about things. The more dangerous something is, the happier I am. - Author: Robert Kiyosaki
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#69. My name Quan. Quan Nguyen. This Kim-Ly, wife. We next door. Do nails. We with Mr. Blaylock. He fight, we fight. We come here from Viet Nam. This good country, but sometimes, good people in good country have to fight. - Author: Dan Groat
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#70. Marriage is slavery, I said. And when God made us human - if God exists - He didn't intend for us to be slaves to each other. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#71. Authors were, at heart, no matter how much they blustered or how suavely they carried themselves, insecure creatures with sensitive egos, as delicate in the constitution as movie stars, only much poorer and less glamorous. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#72. no one asks poor people if they want war. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#73. in America it was all or nothing when it came to race. You were either white or you weren't. Funnily - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#74. The tendency to separate war stories from immigrant stories means that most Americans don't understand how many of the immigrants and refugees in the United States have fled from wars - many of which this country has had a hand in. Although - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#75. Priests always had much attention lavished on them by their starstruck fans,those devout housewives and wealthy congregants who treated them as if they were guardians of the velvet rope blocking entrance into that ever so exclusive nightclub, Heaven. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#76. Death would hurt only for a moment, which was not so bad when one considered how much, and for how long, life hurt. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#77. Post-Traumatic Stress Injury isn't a disease. It's a wound to the soul that never heals. - Author: Tom Glenn
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#78. The beer had the color and taste of baby's pee, but we followed our usual routine and drank with joyless discipline until we both passed out. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#79. If I remember correctly, pages 26, 42, 58, 77, 91, 103 and 118, basically all the places in the script where one of my people has a speaking part, he or she screams. No words, just screams. So you should at least get the screams right. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#80. I had won the argument, but somehow, as in our college days, he had won the audience. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#81. lmost everything looked more beautiful from a distance, the earth becoming more perfect as one ascended and came closer to seeing the world from God's eyes, man's hovels and palaces disappearing, the peaks and valleys of geography fading to become strokes of a paintbrush on a divine sphere. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#82. You know how Americans deal with it? They pretend they are eternally innocent no matter how many times they lose their innocence. The problem is that those who insist on their innocence believe anything they do is just. At least we who believe in our own guilt know what dark things we can do. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#83. Don't you see that Americans need the anti-American? While it is better to be loved than hated, it is also better to be hated than ignored. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#84. One could choose between innocence and experience, but one could not have both. At - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#85. The word that identified what we did not possess was "money," . . . The other word was "votes," so that together "money votes" was "open sesame" to the deep caverns of the American political system. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#86. By now the only part of me not sweating were my eyeballs... An X-ray of my skull would have shown a hamster running furiously in an exercise wheel... - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#87. I was eighteen when I first read Joseph Heller's stunning work 'Catch-22,' and was at that time close to being drafted for the fruitless and unenlightened war in Viet Nam. - Author: Thomas Steinbeck
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#88. Quoting Nguyen Du - Talent and destiny are apt to feud. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#89. What the song expressed so perfectly from lyric to melody was unrequited love, and we men of the south loved nothing more than unrequited love, cracked hearts our primary weakness after cigarettes, coffee, and cognac. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#90. And yet at Yan'an, Mao said that art and literature were crucial to revolution. Conversely, he warned, art and literature could also be tools of domination. Art - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#91. Vodka was one of the three things the Soviet Union made that were suitable for export, not counting political exiles; the other two were weapons and novels. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#92. You must claim America, she said. America will not give itself to you. If you do not claim America, if America is not in your heart, America will throw you into a concentration camp or a reservation or a plantation. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#93. You're too sympathetic, the General said. You didn't see the danger in the major because he was fat and you took pity on him for that. Now the evidence shows that you've been willfully blind to the fact that Sonny is not only a left-wing radical but potentially a communist sleeper agent. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#94. ... Ending a conflict is not so simple, not just calling it off and coming home. Because the price for that kind of peace could be a thousand years of darkness for generation's Viet Nam borned. - Author: Ronald Reagan
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#95. The spectacle of the constabulary in the terminal with automatic weapons slung on their shoulders also made me homesick, confirming I was again in a country with its malnourished neck under a dictator's loafer. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#96. Always resent, never relent. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#97. Let's see, he had told me one night at our hotel's bar, I've been beaten to death with brass knuckles by Robert Mitchum, knifed in the back by Ernest Borgnine, shot in the head by Frank Sinatra, strangled by James Coburn, - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#98. We would all be in Hell if convicted of our thoughts. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#99. The point was simply this: the most important thing we could never forget was that we could never forget. - Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
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#100. Ignore their heathen prayers and help us blow those little bastards [the Viet Cong] straight to Hell. Amen. - Author: Hal Moore
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