Cortez: I'm the midget, huh? Let's go you squishy-faced retard! Fowler: (dead serious) Don't you ever call me squishy-face!
Bored Gunny: (to Anthony Swofford) I'm gonna put you in Golf Company... it's full of retards and fuck-ups. Maybe you can elevate them sons of bitches a little... or maybe not. Next!
Marine in Barracks: Boot Motherfucker!
Troy: We're the leopards... the lions. Those who will take our place will be jackals... hyenas - and all us leopards, lions, jackals, and sheep will go on thinking ourselves the salt of the earth.
Kruger: (to the Marines) It's raining oil. It's raining oil fellas. You ever see that movie 'Giant'? You've seen the movie 'Giant'. James Dean, man. "My well came in, Bick. I'm rich, Bick. Richer than you."
Reporter: Are you scared?
Anthony 'Swoff' Swofford: Look, I am twenty years old was and I was dumb enough to sign a contract. I can hear their fucking bombs already. I can hear their bombs and I'm fucking scared, yeah.
Kruger: Me? I had a choice either join the marines or go to jail. And you know what the shit of it is?
Troy: Yeah, if you'd gone to jail...
Kruger: Don't spoil the joke asshole. If I'd went to jail I'd be getting out today.
Anthony 'Swoff' Swofford: A story: A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands, love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper; his hands remember the rifle.
Anthony 'Swoff' Swofford: I wanted the pink mist.
Fergus: (after seeing pictures of Swofford's girlfriend in his USMC shirt) She have her own clothes?
Anthony 'Swoff' Swofford: (seeing the flames of the burning oil fields) The Earth is bleeding.
Anthony 'Swoff' Swofford: (voice over narration) See that kid? The one dreaming to serve his country. That Jarhead is me.
Kruger: (after being offered nuts on an airplane) Are these warm nuts?
Stewardess: No, I believe they're room temperature.
Kruger: (takes the nuts) Well, maybe later you can come and warm up my nuts.
Stewardess: You know, I don't really like the little ones.
Fergus: (to the reporter) Yes, ma'am. I'm very happy to be here. I love my country. I miss my parents. Hey, Mom. Hey, Dad. They're treating me alright here.
Ramon Escobar: (to the reporter) It was an opportunity for me to defend America, the country which has given freedom to me and to my family. And it is an honor to, to fight for that freedom.
Sgt. Siek: Your mission is to kill me. My mission is to kill you first. And I'm good.
Marine in Barracks: Them paintball bullets, they hurt?