2. "When the hell did things one who comes up with the wacky, impossible plans. I'm supposed to be the general here. Now I'm barely a lieutenant."
- Quote by Richelle Mead
3. "General Crook had said when a reporter asked him what was the hardest thing about fighting Indians. Replied Three Stars, Knowing you’re wrong. Lieutenant"
- Win Blevins, Stone Song: A Novel of the Life of Crazy Horse
4. "Honolulu’s police chief William Gabrielson and Lieutenant General Delos Emmons, the army commander in Hawaii, stating that there were no acts of sabotage preceding or during the attack on Pearl Harbor."
- Richard Reeves, Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Internment in World War II
5. "My idle curiosity might lead to something more official, if the lieutenant feels his work is being hindered by an officious, small-minded, self-important bureaucrat. Not you, of course. I speak in general terms only."
- Douglas Preston, Blue Labyrinth
6. "General George Patton wrote from long experience: There are more tired division commanders than there are tired divisions. Tired officers are always pessimists. The lieutenant was tired. His sergeants were not. They wanted to continue the mission."
- Daniel P. Bolger, Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
8. "[General-in-Chief of the army, Lieutenant General Winfield] Scott not only believed that the idea [for a battlefield decoration, to wit, a Medal of Honor, or valor] smacked of Old World vanity, elitism, and snobbery, he also thought that such an award was entirely unnecessary."
- Russell S. Bonds, Stealing the General: The Great Locomotive Chase and the First Medal of Honor
9. "sat Major General Arnold Stansky from JSOC and Colonel Irving Jeffers from Delta, with Patsy and Linda sitting between them, accompanied by several other general officers and a phalanx of colonels, lieutenant colonels, and majors, all in uniform. To their immediate rear sat Master Sergeant Harold Ace Randall, several graying command sergeant majors, and Chester, Lonzo, The Batman, Koz, Bulldog, and countless other NCOs"
- William F. Brown, Burke's Gamble
10. "Carey recalled Tillman turning to him and tapping him on the shoulder. "Look who's coming up the road!" he said incredulously. In a scene straight from a movie, General Douglas MacArthur confidently walked straight up the center of the road, "bullets flying around him." Carey was dumbfounded. As MacArthur walked up to his position, Carey pulled him behind the building. "The general fell over" and stared at the lieutenant, quickly snapping, "What the hell do you think you're doing, Lieutenant?" "I'm just trying to keep you from getting killed," Carey snapped back. MacArthur glared at Carey with icy presence and said, "There isn't a bullet made that can kill me."
- Patrick O'Donnell, Give Me Tomorrow: The Korean War's Greatest Untold Story-- The Epic Stand of the Marines of George Company