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Top 59 Most Inspiring ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Quotes (MOVIE)

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“My family is with me today. They wanted to come with me. To be honest with you, I wasn’t sure how I’d feel coming back here. Every day I think about what you said to me that day on the bridge. I tried to live my life the best that I could. I hope that was enough. I hope that, at least in your eyes, I’ve earned what all of you have done for me.”

Ryan as Old Man
He better be worth it. He better go home and cure a disease, or invent a longer-lasting light bulb. - Captain Miller
He better be worth it. He better go home and cure a disease, or invent a longer-lasting light bulb. – Captain Miller
You can tell her that when you found me, I was with the only brothers I had left. And that there was no way I was deserting them. I think she’d understand that. - Private Ryan
You can tell her that when you found me, I was with the only brothers I had left. And that there was no way I was deserting them. I think she’d understand that. – Private Ryan
It’s like finding a needle in a stack of needles. - Captain Miller
It’s like finding a needle in a stack of needles. – Captain Miller
I just know that every man I kill, the farther away from home I feel. - Captain Miller
I just know that every man I kill, the farther away from home I feel. – Captain Miller

“I don’t know. Part of me thinks the kid’s right. What’s he done to deserve this? He wants to stay here, fine. Let’s leave him and go home. But another part of me thinks, what if we stay, and by some miracle we actually make it out of here alive? Someday we might look back on this and decide that saving Private Ryan was the one decent thing we were able to pull out of this whole godawful, shitty mess. And like you said, Captain: We do that, we all earned the right to go home.”

Sergeant Mike Horvath
Be not that far from me, for trouble is near; haste Thee to help me. - Private Jackson
Be not that far from me, for trouble is near; haste Thee to help me. – Private Jackson
Well, it seems to me, sir, that God gave me a special gift, made me a fine instrument of warfare. - Private Jackson
Well, it seems to me, sir, that God gave me a special gift, made me a fine instrument of warfare. – Private Jackson
Port side stick, starboard side stick. Move fast and clear those murder holes. - Captain Miller
Port side stick, starboard side stick. Move fast and clear those murder holes. – Captain Miller
If that earns me the right to get back to my wife well, then... then that's my mission. - Captain Miller
If that earns me the right to get back to my wife well, then… then that’s my mission. – Captain Miller

12 Touching ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Quotes

“Well, when I think of home, I think of something specific. I think of my, my hammock in the backyard or my wife pruning the rose bushes in a pair of my old work gloves.”

Captain Miller
Why do I deserve to go Why not any of these guys They all fought just as hard. - Private Ryan
Why do I deserve to go? Why not any of these guys? They all fought just as hard. – Private Ryan
That boy is alive. We are gonna send somebody to find him. And we are gonna get him the hell… outta there. - Gen. George C. Marshall
That boy is alive. We are gonna send somebody to find him. And we are gonna get him the hell… outta there. – Gen. George C. Marshall

“Sometimes I wonder if I’ve changed so much that my wife is even going to recognize me, whenever it is that I get back to her. And how I’ll ever be able to tell her about days like today.”

Captain Miller
No, I mean it. Find him. Get him home. - Captain Hamill
No, I mean it. Find him. Get him home. – Captain Hamill
Theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do and die. - Corporal Upham
Theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do and die. – Corporal Upham
Oh my God, my brothers are dead. I was gonna take ’em fishing when we got home. How, how did they die - Private Ryan
Oh my God, my brothers are dead. I was gonna take ’em fishing when we got home. How, how did they die? – Private Ryan

“My dear, Mrs. Ryan, it’s with the most profound sense of joy that I write to inform you, your son, Private James Ryan, is well and, at this very moment, on his way home from European battlefields.”

General George C. Marshall
When was the last time you felt good about anything - Captain Miller
When was the last time you felt good about anything? – Captain Miller
All we can do here is die. - Captain Miller
All we can do here is die. – Captain Miller

“You see, when… when you end up killing one of your men, you see, you tell yourself it happened so you could save the lives of two or three or ten others. Maybe a hundred others.”

Captain Miller
I can’t see my brothers’ faces. And I’ve been trying, and I can’t see their faces at all. Has that ever happened to you - Private Ryan
I can’t see my brothers’ faces. And I’ve been trying, and I can’t see their faces at all. Has that ever happened to you? – Private Ryan

11 ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Quotes by Captain Miller

And then that big boat home. - Captain Miller
And then that big boat home. – Captain Miller
'The Statue of Liberty is kaput' - that's disconcerting. - Captain Miller
‘The Statue of Liberty is kaput’ – that’s disconcerting. – Captain Miller
Keep the sand out of your weapons. Keep those actions clear. I'll see you on the beach. - Captain Miller
Keep the sand out of your weapons. Keep those actions clear. I’ll see you on the beach. – Captain Miller
This is why we don't pick up children. - Captain Miller
This is why we don’t pick up children. – Captain Miller
We are not here to do a decent thing, we are here to follow fuckin' orders! - Captain Miller
We are not here to do a decent thing, we are here to follow fuckin’ orders! – Captain Miller
Covering fire! - Captain Miller
Covering fire! – Captain Miller
Our objective is to win the war. - Captain Miller
Our objective is to win the war. – Captain Miller
James, earn this. Earn it! - Captain Miller
James, earn this. Earn it! – Captain Miller
Sergeant, we have crossed some strange boundary here. The world has taken a turn for the surreal. - Captain Miller
Sergeant, we have crossed some strange boundary here. The world has taken a turn for the surreal. – Captain Miller
We all have orders, and we have to follow 'em. That supersedes everything, including your mothers. - Captain Miller
We all have orders, and we have to follow ’em. That supersedes everything, including your mothers. – Captain Miller
Back home, when I'd tell people what I do for a living, they'd think, Well, yeah, that figures. But over here, it's a… a big mystery. So I guess I've changed some. - Captain Miller
Back home, when I’d tell people what I do for a living, they’d think, “Well, yeah, that figures.” But over here, it’s a… a big mystery. So I guess I’ve changed some. – Captain Miller

5 ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Quotes that Inspires Spirituality

Be not thou far from me, O Lord. - Private Jackson
Be not thou far from me, O Lord. – Private Jackson
What’s the saying If God’s on our side, who the hell could be on theirs - Private Reiben
What’s the saying? If God’s on our side, who the hell could be on theirs? – Private Reiben
Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. - Private Jackson
Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. – Private Jackson
Oh my God, I trust in thee. Let me not be ashamed. Let not my enemies triumph over me. - Private Jackson
Oh my God, I trust in thee. Let me not be ashamed. Let not my enemies triumph over me. – Private Jackson
My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me. - Private Jackson
My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me. – Private Jackson

3 ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Quotes by Private Jackson

“What I mean, sir, is if you was to put me with this here sniper rifle anywhere up to and including one mile from Adolf Hitler… with a clean line of sight… well, pack your bags, boys. War’s over.”

Private Jackson
I wouldn't venture out there fellas. This sniper's got talent. - Private Jackson
I wouldn’t venture out there fellas. This sniper’s got talent. – Private Jackson
Seems to me, Cap'n, this mission is a serious misallocation of valuable military resources. - Private Jackson
Seems to me, Cap’n, this mission is a serious misallocation of valuable military resources. – Private Jackson

4 ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Quotes by Sergeant Horvath

You don't know when to shut up; you don't know how to shut up! - Sergeant Horvath
You don’t know when to shut up; you don’t know how to shut up! – Sergeant Horvath
We're in business! - Sergeant Horvath
We’re in business! – Sergeant Horvath
This time the mission is the man. - Sergeant Horvath
This time the mission is the man. – Sergeant Horvath
Why don’t you just hand ’em blindfolds, Captain - Sergeant Horvath
Why don’t you just hand ’em blindfolds, Captain? – Sergeant Horvath

4 ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Quotes by Private Reiben

Hey ahole! Two of our guys died trying to find you, all right - Private Reiben
Hey a**hole! Two of our guys died trying to find you, all right? – Private Reiben
F Ryan. - Private Reiben
F*** Ryan. – Private Reiben
Put your money where your mouth is. - Private Reiben
Put your money where your mouth is. – Private Reiben
You wanna explain the math of this to me I mean, where’s the sense of risking the lives of the eight of us to save one guy - Private Reiben
You wanna explain the math of this to me? I mean, where’s the sense of risking the lives of the eight of us to save one guy? – Private Reiben

2 ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Quotes by Private

They're killing us! And we don't have a fucn chance and that's not fair! - Private
They’re killing us! And we don’t have a fuc**n chance and that’s not fair! – Private
Don't shoot! Let them burn! - Private
Don’t shoot! Let them burn! – Private

2 ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Quotes by Steamboat Willie

American, I like American. - Steamboat Willie
American, I like American. – Steamboat Willie
Upham! - Steamboat Willie
Upham! – Steamboat Willie

3 ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Quotes by Private Mellish

Your father was circumcised by my rabbi, you prick! - Private Mellish
Your father was circumcised by my rabbi, you prick! – Private Mellish
What the fck is that supposed to mean, Corporal, huh We’re all supposed to die, is that it - Private Mellish
What the f*ck is that supposed to mean, Corporal, huh? We’re all supposed to die, is that it? – Private Mellish
Fcked up beyond all recognition. - Private Mellish
F*cked up beyond all recognition. – Private Mellish

3 ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Quotes that Will Make You Think

“War educates the senses, calls into action the will, perfects the physical constitution, brings men into such swift and close collision in critical moments that man measures man.”

Corporal Upham
Picture a girl who took a nosedive from the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down. - Private Ryan
Picture a girl who took a nosedive from the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down. – Private Ryan
We missed our drop zone by about 20 miles, ended up way over by Bumville or some damn place. - Paratrooper Mandelsohn
We missed our drop zone by about 20 miles, ended up way over by Bumville or some damn place. – Paratrooper Mandelsohn

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