Quotation Explorer - 'Vietnam'

I know this: that in your own hearts and your own souls, you are as much responsible for the Vietnam War as I am for killing these people. - Charles Manson
So I was the son of a man who had Vietnam living inside him. Yeah I had all kinds of reasons for feeling sorry for myself. Being fifteen didn't help. Sometimes I thought that being fifteen was the worst tragedy of all. - Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
I remember my father, who had served in Vietnam, once talking to me about how real courage is when you're scared out of your mind but you do what you have to do anyway. I didn't feel very courageous at the moment. I felt like a small mouse in the mouth of a lion. - Anna M. Aquino
During the Vietnam War, every respectable artist in this country was against the war. It was like a laser beam. We were all aimed in the same direction. The power of this weapon turns out to be that of a custard pie dropped from a stepladder six feet high. - Kurt Vonnegut
Too young for Korea, too old for Vietnam. - Don DeLillo
Vietnam is a jungle. You had jungle warfare. Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, you have sand. [There is no need to worry about a protracted war because] from a historical basis, Middle East conflicts do not last a long time. - Dan Quayle
If people become ecstatic the whole society will have to change, because this society is based on misery. If people are blissful you cannot lead them to war -- to Vietnam, or to Egypt, or to Israel. No. Someone who is blissful will just laugh and say: This is nonsense!
During my three years in Vietnam, I certainly heard plenty of last words by dying American footsoldiers. Not one of them, however, had illusions that he had somehow accomplished something worthwhile in the process of making the Supreme Sacrifice. - Kurt Vonnegut
How do you ask a man to be the last man to die in Vietnam? How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake? - John F. Kerry
Vietnam was a noble cause imperfectly pursued - Ronald Regan
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