“Yeah, well ya know, what's so funny is I thought the season was over and, ya know, things were calming down so I started taking some time off, and low and behold The Eddie comes around and, ya know, it's as massive as it gets. So ah, ya know, we train for, ah... life. Ya know, this is a way of life for me. And my training program is just for me to survive whatever happens, whatever's the next thing that comes my way.”

Makua Rothman

“All kinds of things happen in the woods.”

Bob Ross

“One morning in May, on the front page of The New York Times, there was a photograph of a soldier firing his rifle at Taliban attackers from the ramparts of Fire Base Restrepo in Afghanastan. An Associated Press photographer had captured Specialist Zachary Boyd defending his Fire Base dressed in helmet, body armor, flip flops, and pink boxer shorts with little red hearts in which were printed, ‘I Love New York’. I burst out laughing. Any soldier who goes into battle against the Taliban in pink boxers and flip flops has a special kind of courage, I said publicly. What an incredible innovation in psychological warfare. I loved that picture so much that an enlargement hung on the wall outside my office for two years.”

former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War