A man is only ever as strong as the people around him: The community he serves and the family he is sworn to protect. Whatever strength he has, he draws from them. And for them, he must be prepared to give everything. His life for his blood, or else everything he has done, has been for nothing. He is nothing.
The trouble with humans, Joe, is that we’re weak. A man sees a pretty face, he wants her. It’s natural. It’s animal.
What can I say, Mein Führer? You’re right. I never loved you. I never saw you as a father. I saw you as a petty little tyrant. You’re a mediocre man. A failed chicken farmer. The very thought that you see yourself in me… it sickens me.[to Himmler]
We’ve seen things, you and me. Other worlds. Other lives. We have that in common. It’s unbearable. To be able to look through that door and glimpse all the people you could have been. And to know that out of all of them, this is the one you became.[to Juliana]
I’ve seen it before. I know how it ends. And even if you don’t die, you’re gonna come back, you’re not gonna be the same. It’s all bulls***. It’s a f***ing lie. Medals, flags, anthems. Pledges of allegiance. Freedom. I look around me, I don’t see freedom. I don’t see order. I just see chaos. I don’t see anything worth giving my son’s life for.[to Thomas]