Famous War Movies Quotes On Success In Life

These war movies quotes will inspire you. The war film as a genre is best defined as a movie in which a fictionalized or fact-based story is told about an actual historical war.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging war movies quotes, war movies sayings, and war movies proverbs.

Best War Movies Quotes

  1. “May the Force be with you.” ~ George Lucas
  2. “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room.” ~ Peter Sellers
  3. “My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!” ~ William Goldman
  4. “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” ~ Clark Gable

  5. “All Quiet on the Western Front.” ~ Erich Maria Remarque
  6. “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.” ~ Harrison Ford
  7. “Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.” ~ George Lucas
  8. “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” ~ George Lucas

  9. “The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.” ~ George Lucas
  10. “People want to relate to that. That’s a healthy place to be. Even movies do this: War movies or light-hearted comedies, they all have their different time. And this is the time, fortunately, for straight plays… Are you going to come see it?” ~ Sean Mahon
  11. “No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.” ~ George S. Patton
  12. “Four guys go out and four guys go in like the stormtroopers in the Star War movies.” ~ Chris Spielman

  13. “If one of your best friends is making a Star Wars movie, you’re not gonna not abuse that privilege. I defy anybody to say otherwise!” ~ Simon Pegg
  14. “Maybe I would get the chance to be financed for a small romantic comedy, but a war movie by a 28-year-old woman about Japanese soldiers? No one was going to go for that. It’s easy to just steal an idea because it’s very safe.” ~ Julie Delpy
  15. “For me, Glasgow is all about the people and the spirit of the place. You have enough Greggs bakers, though, Ill say that. The opening of the 1977 Star Wars movie was possibly the only time Ive seen a longer queue round the block than in Glasgow for sausage rolls. That was quite an eye-opener.” ~ Darren Boyd
  16. “Maybe the next three Star Wars movies will tell the story of how the last three Star Wars movies got so shitty.” ~ Dana Gould

  17. “As a child, I always steered clear of science fiction, but in the autumn of 1977 the bow-wave of publicity for the first Star Wars movie had already reached me, so I was eager for anything science-fictional.” ~ Philip Reeve
  18. “I don’t know if the ’80s were unique, but we certainly got original, groundbreaking stuff at the time with movies like ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Star Wars’ – movies that became classics.” ~ Ernest Cline
  19. “I got very spoiled. Everybody said you will never ever work on such a good movie, you know. I did, because I went on to work on Captain America, which also has a great director, which is Joe Johnston, one of my heroes who designed the old Star Wars movies.” ~ Daniel Simon
  20. “I actually think every war movie is an antiwar movie in its own way – with the exception of some of the propaganda movies.” ~ Mark Boal

  21. “Well, when Kathy Kennedy, who is the president of Lucasfilm, came to me to ask if I’d be interested in working on this “Star Wars” movie, we talked about a young woman at the center of the story from the outset. And it was something that was always an important part of this movie.” ~ J. J. Abrams
  22. “If you watch the first [Star Wars] movie, you don’t actually know exactly what the Empire is trying to do. They’re going to rule by fear — but you don’t know what their endgame is. You don’t know what Leia is princess of. You don’t yet understand who Jabba the Hutt is, even though there is a reference to him. You don’t know that Vader is Luke’s father, Leia is his sister — but the possibility is all there. The beauty of that movie was that it was an unfamiliar world, and yet you wanted to see it expand and to see where it went.” ~ J. J. Abrams
  23. “When you’re doing a comedy and you want to somehow satirise people who are taking themselves seriously, I think the most serious genre is the thing you’re going to get the most out of. If you’re trying to satirise a comedy, it’s hard to do that – it doesn’t really work as well. But I love the war movie genre and I’m a fan of all those movies that are part of what this movie is.” ~ Ben Stiller
  24. “Everything is so superb and breathtaking. I am creeping forward on my belly like they do in war movies.” ~ Diane Arbus

  25. “When you’re doing a comedy and you want to somehow satirise people who are taking themselves seriously, I think the most serious genre is the thing you’re going to get the most out of. If you’re trying to satirise a comedy, it’s hard to do that – it doesn’t really work as well. But I love the war movie genre and I’m a fan of all those movies that are part of what this movie is.” ~ Ben Stiller
  26. “In researching this volume, I interviewed veterans who had been at the front during World War II. I read countless books, examined film footage, and listened to many detailed and intense stories firsthand, but the one comment that affected me the most came from a former soldier who lowered his gaze to the tabletop and said, ‘I never watch war movies.” ~ Hiromu Arakawa
  27. “Terry Kitchen asked me one time why, since I had so few gifts as a husband and father, I had gotten married. And I heard myself say: “That’s the way the post-war movie goes.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut
  28. “No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.” ~ George S. Patton

  29. “Harrison Ford is a great actor and he’s and lovely man and a great father and all of these things, I got to just meet him as a person and someone I respect as an actor. I’d never seen any ‘Indiana Jones’ movies or ‘Star Wars’ movies. My husband made me watch the Indiana Jones trilogy, I just was like fanboy Comic-Con geeked out. It was amazing I didn’t show up to set with a whip and a hat.” ~ Blake Lively
  30. “I wanted to do a war movie, a western, and an alien movie. In reality, there are a lot of ugly things happening in the world.” ~ Aaron Eckhart
  31. “The first script was one of six original stories I had written in the form of two trilogies. After the success of Star Wars, I added another trilogy. So now there are nine stories. The original two trilogies were conceived of as six films of which the first film was number four.” ~ George Lucas
  32. “When I finally got up to Industrial Light And Magic to work on the ‘Star Wars’ movies as a model-maker, it felt like dying and going to heaven.” ~ Adam Savage

  33. “I’ve played heavies for years and years and years. I was bald. I came to Hollywood. I did a play about junk. I was a pusher, so I played pushers for years and years and years. I did war movies and things like that.” ~ Gavin MacLeod
  34. “The reason the first three Star Wars movies were so terrific, and the second three sucked so bad, is actually very simple. The first three were about rebels, shooting guns and driving fast, and speaking with American accents. The second three were about politicians, discussing treaties and holding court, and speaking with British accents.” ~ Bill Whittle
  35. “Here’s an easy way to see if a war movie is being truthful: If you see an explosion on a faraway hillside and the sound of the explosion and the detonation of the bomb happen at the same time – if they’re putting the sound and the vision together in the same moment – they’re going toward our cultural understanding of war, not the reality of war.” ~ Sebastian Junger
  36. “I did do a war movie, ‘Windtalkers.’ That was a lot of action. But once you’ve done one big action/war movie, you don’t need to do another one.” ~ Noah Emmerich

  37. “There was a Russian director named Elem Klimov, who did his films during the communist days. They were constantly struggling with the authorities and to be allowed to express themselves. But he did one of the best war movies I’ve ever seen – it’s called ‘Come and See.'” ~ Stellan Skarsgard
  38. “Star Wars, the original movie, was all the various old genre of pictures: the swashbucklers, the war movies, all those things were put n there in a different look.” ~ Bruce Boxleitner
  39. “I’ve loved the “Star Wars” movies for the ride and pure fun and found that it just didn’t stand up when asked for more, particularly when it comes to back stories, prequels, spin-offs, encyclopedic scope, etc.” ~ Hank Stuever
  40. “It’s definitely easier for a woman to do a romantic comedy than a war movie. It’s assumed a woman doesn’t have a sense of what action is.” ~ Julie Delpy

  41. “I want the marginality to come into the center. This is the thing I was conscious of growing up, when I later lived in England. I saw all these war movies that came out shortly after the war, and they were all about the war being fought by Englishmen or Americans, there were no other “allies” in it – from India or Australia, etc.” ~ Michael Ondaatje
  42. “I collect old first and second World War artifacts and things. I’m a little secret history nerd. I’ve been lucky enough to do quite a few war movies too so I’ve taken little things off each film.” ~ Jeremy Irvine
  43. “I love Apocalypse Now because it’s a war movie, but yet it’s not really a movie about war.” ~ Vincent Paronnaud
  44. “If it weren’t for the Japanese and the Germans, we wouldn’t have any good war movies.” ~ Stanley Ralph Ross

  45. “In the original ‘Star Wars’ movie, there is a small toaster-sized and shaped robot on the Death Star that guides Stormtroopers to where they need to go. I always liked that robot because I could imagine how to build it – and it served a real purpose.” ~ Colin Angle
  46. “The first Star Wars movie had come out in 1977 and had become this huge phenomenon with all the toys and everything – it just kind of swept America.” ~ Ben Affleck
  47. “I’m kind of a weirdo; I love prison movies and war movies.” ~ Kristin Chenoweth

  48. “Saying “I’ll try” means our soul isn’t really in it. We tell ourselves “I’ll try” when our inflated egos won’t come clean and admit that we’re actually not all that determined. We can’t overcome obstacles with the words “I’ll try.” As Yoda, the philosopher in the Star Wars movies, says, “Do or do not. There is no ‘try.” ~ Chris Powell
  49. “I have a suspicion, because if you look at the whole, all the [Star Wars ] movies, the backlog of every one of these movies, there’s a lot of great stuff, but one might not be not as good with the writing in this or the acting in that or the directing in that, this has great actors, great directors, great script, and I really feel like we’re gonna make the best one [movie with Young Han Solo].” ~ Woody Harrelson

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