The Hurt Locker (2008) quotes

Director
Kathryn Bigelow.

Cast
Jeremy Renner.
Anthony Mackie.
Brian Geraghty.

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

You love playing with that. You love playing with all your stuffed animals. You love your mommy, your daddy, your nature pajamas. You love everything, don’t ya? Yeah. But you know what, buddy? As you get older… some of the things that you love might not seem so special anymore, you know? Like your Jack-in-a-Box. Maybe you’ll realize it’s just a piece of tin and a stuffed animal, but the older you get, the fewer things you really love, and by the time you get to my age, maybe it’s only one or two things. With me, I think it’s one.
– Staff Sergeant William James

I’m too old for this shit.
– Staff Sergeant William James

This box is full of stuff that almost killed me.
– Staff Sergeant William James

Now push it in.
– Sergeant JT Sanborn
I can’t.
– Sgt. Matt Thompson
What do you mean you can’t? Pretend it’s your dick, man.
– Sergeant JT Sanborn
How about I pretend it’s your dick?
– Sgt. Matt Thompson
You’d never get it in if you did that.
– Sergeant JT Sanborn

There’s enough bang in there to send us all to Jesus. I’m gonna die, I wanna die comfortable.
– Staff Sergeant William James

So long. Thank you.
– Colonel John Cambridge

Well, everyone’s a coward about something, you know?
– Staff Sergeant William James

You’ll get it, though. You’ll get it.
– Staff Sergeant William James

What the fuck are you doing?
– Guard at Liberty Gate
I was in a whorehouse.
– Staff Sergeant William James
All right. If I let you in, will you tell me where it is exactly?
– Guard at Liberty Gate

You know, this doesn’t have to be a bad time in your life. Going to war is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It could be fun.
– Colonel John Cambridge

Maybe you shouldn’t take this down. You know, we get a lot of mortars at night. You know, the plywood on the windows help with the lateral frag coming through. That’s why it’s up dere.
– Sergeant JT Sanborn
Yeah, well, it’s not going to stop a mortar round from coming in through the roof, you know. Besides, I like the sunshine.
– Staff Sergeant William James