You can help confirm this entry by contributing facts, media, and other evidence of notability and mutation. You smell that? Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like… Victory.
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Over the last century or so, movie quotations, like pop-music lyrics, have come to replace Biblical verses and Shakespearean couplets as our cultural lingua franca, our common store of wit and wisdom. Yet many of the most frequently cited motion-picture lines turn out to be misquotations. One phenomenon at work, as in the cases above, is compression. It smells like victory. You know, one time we had a hill bombed for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up.
As delivered entirely straight-faced by Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore Robert Duvall , in director Francis Ford Coppola's war epic, the line expresses many things at once. There's a morbid optimism to it, an enthusiasm for a hellish predicament, a complete command of the details of a situation with a complete lack of interest in its life-or-death gravity. Kilgore fondly speaks of napalm as many of us would of our morning coffee or frying bacon. But Kilgore, as protagonist and narrator Captain Willard Martin Sheen observes, has that x-factor that makes some men thrive in the midst of the chaos of Vietnam.
I believe that we are all on different paths, but that it is possible for us to travel on different paths side-by-side. She started crying when I explained this to her. Does he come home on time after work. It did not go well. They might be disappointed, or overjoyed, or judgmental, or supportive. What about the folks at church. Yup, know how that feels. No one, except someone who has been Mormon can understand how deep the hooks are sunk into the Mormon psyche.