'By itself,' he said, 'pain is not always enough.
There are occasions when a human being will stand out against pain, even to the point of death.
But for everyone there is something unendurable--something that cannot be contemplated.
Courage and cowardice are not involved.
If you are falling from a height it is not cowardly to clutch at a rope.
If you have come up from deep water it is not cowardly to fill your lungs with air.
It is merely an instinct which cannot be destroyed.
Act II, Scene 2
Dandelion quotes William Shakespeare
— I've got a plan how to get in there.
— Fine. He's got a plan.
— And you're gonna lead us.
— Yeah! Me?
— Yes, you.
— I gotta get her out of there?!
— That's right.
— All right, I'll go in there for Dorothy. Wicked Witch or no Wicked Witch, guards or no guards, I'll tear them apart. I may not come out alive, but I'm going in there. There's only one thing I want you to do.
— What's that?
— Talk me out of it.
A bully is always a coward.
— General? I just inspired millions of people to join your army. And when the body bags come home and they're looking… for someone to blame, how hard do you think it would be… for me to convince people to blame you? I'd imagine the general would prefer to avoid that.
— Are you blackmailing me, major?
— I would prefer not to be filming acts of heroism and valor on that beach tomorrow.