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57 'Apocalypse Now' Quotes From The War Film Starring Marlon Brando

'Apocalypse Now' quotes are about the Vietnam War.

'Apocalypse Now' is a film is based on the Vietnam War, and is all about how young men are trained for war.

Francis Ford Coppola was able to create this psychological masterpiece with great actors and fantastic execution.  The film stars Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Robert Duvall, and Martin Sheen, and Marlon Brando in particular, did a phenomenal job in the film as Kurtz, producing lots of great 'Apocalypse Now' quotes that are pretty famous.

We have gathered the best 'Apocalypse Now' quotes here for you, including Martin Sheen 'Apocalypse Now' quotes, Dennis Hopper 'Apocalypse Now' quotes, Kurtz 'Apocalypse Now' quotes and Robert Duvall 'Apocalypse Now' quotes. Will you find your favorite quote here?

If you love these 'Apocalypse Now' quotes and are looking for more quotes to read, check out these ['Heart Of Darkness' quotes] and [Stonewall Jackson quotes] too.

The Best 'Apocalypse Now' Quotes

Find the best leader quotes from 'Apocalypse Now', among many other great 'Apocalypse Now' quotes here!

1. "I like the smell of napalm in the morning. It smells like... victory."

- Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore, 'Apocalypse Now'.

2. "Trouble is, I'd been back there, and I knew that it just didn't exist anymore."

- Capt. Benjamin Willard, 'Apocalypse Now'.

3. "He likes you because you're still alive."

- Photojournalist, 'Apocalypse Now'.

4. "Do you know why you can never step into the same river twice?"

- Roxanne Sarrault, 'Apocalypse Now'.

5.  "Charlie don't surf!"

- Kilgore, 'Apocalypse Now'.

6. "Hey, man, you don't talk to the Colonel. You listen to him. The man's enlarged my mind."

- Photojournalist, 'Apocalypse Now'.

7. "It was the way we had over here of living with ourselves. We’d cut them in half with a machine gun and give them a Band-Aid. It was a lie—and the more I saw of them, the more I hated lies."

- Capt. Benjamin Willard, 'Apocalypse Now'.

8. "There's mines over there, there's mines over there..."

- Photojournalist, 'Apocalypse Now'.

9. "Terminate... with extreme prejudice."

- Civilian, 'Apocalypse Now'.

10.  "The crew were mostly kids; rock and rollers with one foot in their grave."

- Capt. Benjamin Willard, 'Apocalypse Now'.

11. "There are two of you. One that kills and one that loves."

- Roxanne, 'Apocalypse Now'.

12. "What the hell do you know about surfing, Major? You're from... New Jersey!"

- Kilgore, 'Apocalypse Now'.

13. "You are fighting for the biggest nothing in history."

- Hubert, 'Apocalypse Now'.

14. "You're in the ass of the world Captain."

- Lt. Carlsen, 'Apocalypse Now'.

15. "I asked for a mission and for my sins they gave me one. Brought it up to me like room service."

- Kilgore, 'Apocalypse Now'.

'Apocalypse Now' Quotes About Heroes

Here are some quotes from the beginning of 'Apocalypse Now'. Quotes about war from this movie can be shocking.

16. "Every minute I stay in this room, I get weaker, and every minute Charlie squats in the bush, he gets stronger."

- Capt. Benjamin Willard, 'Apocalypse Now'.

17. "When I was here, I wanted to be there."

- Capt. Benjamin Willard, 'Apocalypse Now'.

18. "You can either surf, or you can fight!"

- Kilgore, 'Apocalypse Now'.

19. "Then you are like us; your home is here."

- Roxanne, 'Apocalypse Now'.

20. "When I was there all I could think of was getting back into the jungle."

- Capt. Benjamin Willard, 'Apocalypse Now'.

21. "Charging a man with murder in this place was like handing out speeding tickets in the Indy 500. I took the mission. What the hell else was I gonna do?"

- Capt. Benjamin Willard, 'Apocalypse Now'.

22. "Not with a bang, but with a whimper."

- Photojournalist, 'Apocalypse Now'.

23. "Charlie didn't get much USO. He was dug in too deep or moving too fast."

- Capt. Benjamin Willard, 'Apocalypse Now'.

24. "Been here a week now, waiting for a mission, getting softer."

- Capt. Benjamin Willard, 'Apocalypse Now'.

25.  "What are they gonna say about him? What are they gonna say? That he was a kind man? That he was a wise man? That he had plans? That he had wisdom?"

- Photojournalist, 'Apocalypse Now'.

26. "He's worse than crazy, he's evil!"

- Chef, 'Apocalypse Now'.

Marlon Brando 'Apocalypse Now' Quotes

These are some 'Apocalypse Now' Marlon Brando quotes. Brando played the character Colonel Walter E. Kurtz.

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27. "The horror. The horror."

- Colonel Kurtz, 'Apocalypse Now'.

28. "It’s judgment that defeats us."

- Colonel Kurtz, 'Apocalypse Now'.

29. "We must incinerate them. Pig after pig. Cow after cow. Village after village. Army after army."

- Colonel Kurtz, 'Apocalypse Now'.

30. "I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That's my dream; that's my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor... and surviving."

- Colonel Kurtz, 'Apocalypse Now'.

31. "We train young men to drop fire on people!"

- Colonel Kurtz, 'Apocalypse Now'.

32. "What do you call it when the assassins accuse the assassin? A lie. A lie and we have to be merciful."

- Colonel Kurtz, 'Apocalypse Now'.

33. "Have you ever considered any real freedoms?"

- Colonel Kurtz, 'Apocalypse Now'.

34. "As long as cold beer, hot food, rock 'n' roll, and all the other amenities remain the expected norm, our conduct of the war will only gain impotence."

- Colonel Kurtz, 'Apocalypse Now'.

35. "Freedoms from the opinion of others... even the opinions of yourself?"

- Colonel Kurtz, 'Apocalypse Now'.

36. "You’re an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill."

- Colonel Kurtz, 'Apocalypse Now'.

37. "You have to have men who are moral... and at the same time who are able to utilize their primordial instincts to kill without feeling... without passion... without judgment."

- Colonel Kurtz, 'Apocalypse Now'.

More 'Apocalypse Now' Movie Quotes

Here are some famous war quotes from the war movie.

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38. "With your Army, your strength, your power, you could win if you want to! You can win!"

- Francis de Marais, 'Apocalypse Now'.

39. "I used to think that if I died in an evil place then my soul wouldn't be able to make it to heaven."

- Chef, 'Apocalypse Now'.

40. "I'm still only in Saigon... Every time I think I'm gonna wake up back in the jungle."

- Capt. Benjamin Willard, 'Apocalypse Now'.

41. "I don't care where it goes as long as it ain't here."

- Chef, 'Apocalypse Now'.

42. "Lieutenant, bomb that tree line about 100 yards back! Give me some room to breathe!"

- Kilgore, 'Apocalypse Now'.

43. "The man is clear in his mind, but his soul is mad."

- Photojournalist, 'Apocalypse Now'.

44. "Why don't you Americans learn from us - from our mistakes? Mon Dieux!"

- Francis de Marais, 'Apocalypse Now'.

45. "You understand, Captain, that this mission does not exist, nor will it ever exist..."

- Colonel Lucas, 'Apocalypse Now'.

Famous 'Apocalypse Now' Quotes

These are some memorable quotes 'Apocalypse Now' fans will surely recognize.

46. "The heads. You're looking at the heads."

- Photojournalist, 'Apocalypse Now'.

47. "Any man brave enough to fight with his guts strapped to him can drink from my canteen any day."

- Kilgore, 'Apocalypse Now'.

48. "The war was being run by a bunch of four-star clowns who were gonna end up giving the whole circus away."

- Capt. Benjamin Willard, 'Apocalypse Now'.

49. "Sometimes he goes too far. He's the first one to admit it."

- Photojournalist, 'Apocalypse Now'.

50. "My orders say I'm not supposed to know where I'm taking this boat, so I don't."

- Chief Quartermaster, 'Apocalypse Now'.

51. "Never get out of the boat."

- Capt. Benjamin Willard, 'Apocalypse Now'.

52. "I’m a little man, I’m a little man, he’s… he’s a great man! I should have been a pair of ragged claws scuttling across floors of silent seas."

- Photojournalist, 'Apocalypse Now'.

53. "He had only two ways home: death or victory."

- Capt. Benjamin Willard, 'Apocalypse Now'.

54. "I hardly said a word to my wife until I said yes to a divorce."

- Capt. Benjamin Willard, 'Apocalypse Now'.

55. "They weren't looking for anything more than a way home."

- Capt. Benjamin Willard, 'Apocalypse Now'.

56. "I am beyond their timid lying morality, and so I am beyond caring.'

- Capt. Benjamin Willard, 'Apocalypse Now'.

57.  "Someday this war's gonna end. That'd be just fine with the boys on the boat."

- Capt. Benjamin Willard, 'Apocalypse Now'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'Apocalypse Now' quotes, then why not take a look at these Leonardo DiCaprio quotes or Tom Cruise quotes for more great quotes?

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