Admiral Yamamoto: I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant.
Danny: I think World War II just started
Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle: There's nothing stronger than the heart of a
Evelyn: Do you ever wonder if this war's going to catch up with us?
Rafe: Not anxious to die sir, just anxious to matter.
Admiral Yamamoto: A brilliant man will find a way not to fight a war.
Rafe: Returning from the dead wasn't all that I expected...but that's life.
Danny: You're a rotten drunk... always have been.
Rafe: Well, you're a lousy friend... that's a new development.
Admiral Kimmel: [reading signal] "U.S. Navy believes attack on Pearl Harbor
imminent." Well... they're only an hour late.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt: I like sub commanders. They have no time for
bullshit, and neither do I.
Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle: Do you know what Top Secret means?
Rafe: Yeah, it's the kind of mission where you get medals, but they send them to
Evelyn: I'm giving my heart to Danny. But I'll never look at another sunset
without thinking of you.
Rafe: You are so beautiful it hurts.
Evelyn: It's your nose that hurts.
Rafe: I think it's my heart.
Rafe: Danny, you can't die. You can't die. You know why? 'Cause you're gonna be
a father. You're gonna be a daddy. I wasn't supposed to tell you. You're gonna
be a father.
Danny: No, you are.
Rafe: Dolittle assigned me. He wanted me to get some... some real combat
Danny: Well guess what? It isn't training over there, it's war. Where losers die
and there aren't any winners, just guys who turn into broken-down wrecks like my
father. Now if trouble awaits me, I'm ready. But why go looking for it?
President Franklin D. Roosevelt: Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will
live in infamy. The United States Of America was suddenly and deliberately
attacked by Naval and Air Forces of the Empire of Japan. It is obvious that
planning the attack began many weeks ago, during the intervening time the
Japanese Government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by
false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace. The attack
yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American military
forces, I regret to tell you that over three thousand American lives have been
lost. No matter how long it may take us to over come this pre-meditated
invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to
absolute victory! Because of the unprovoked, dastardly attack by Japan, I ask
that the congress declare a state of War!
Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle: Where'd you find religion?
Doolittle Co-Pilot: When you assigned me to this mission, Sir.
Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle: I want you to do me a favor.
Doolittle Co-Pilot: What's that, Colonel?
Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle: Pray for both of us.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt: [After struggling out of his wheelchair and
standing upright] Do not tell me it can't be done!
Evelyn: You died Rafe. So did I.
Danny: (dying) Rafe, can you do me a favor?
Danny: (dying) Do me a favor Rafe.
Danny: Can you get someone else to write my name on the tombstone?
Gooz: I got a girlfriend.
Billy: ...That's great!
Sailor: I didn't even know the Japs were sore at us.
Rafe: She loves me.
Earl: hey, you know you're not supposed to be painting titties on the side of my
airplanes, and if you do, don't make 'em lop-sided!
Gooz: they we're lop-sided, Earl.
Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle: That's bull-shit MacCawley!... but it's very, very
Billy: Man, you're one good-lookin' son-of-a-bitch!... Don't you ever die!
Commander Tubbs: Some people frown on the Yanks for not being in this war. I'd
just like to say that if there are any more back home like you, God help anyone
who goes to war with America.
Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle: Victory belongs to those who believe in it the most
and believe in it the longest. We're gonna believe. We're gonna make America
Major Jackson: Most officers would have thrown you in the brig.
Evelyn: Most nurses would've gone on to somebody else instead of keeping their
fingers plugged in your artery.
Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle: You know at Pearl they hit us with a sledgehammer.
This raid, even if it makes it through, it'll only be a pinprick... but it'll be
straight through their hearts.
Gooz: How do you know they're submerged if they're submerged?