To Sail a Darkling Sea Quotes.

1. "Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share."
- John Ringo, To Sail a Darkling Sea

2. "There is a god somewhere that is angry because we’re combining stuff like Cutty Sark with fifty-year-old Laphroaig,"
- John Ringo, To Sail a Darkling Sea

3. "The gunnery sergeant didn’t crack a smile at the radio intercept of Faith’s concept of a backup plan, an intercept that had caused Commander Bradburn, skipper of the Dallas, to literally fall out of his command chair laughing. Sands managed to watch the video stone-faced as she boarded the Voyage and began her fifteen minutes of mayhem, set in the video to the tune of Chumbawamba’s Tubthumping. He managed to keep a straight face the third time she popped back up like a jack-in-the-box after being dogpiled by zombies. He held it in during her overheard running commentary as the rest of the Marines, even the NCOs, started rolling on the deck. It was when she got the Halligan tool stuck in a zombie’s head and overbalanced that he snorted. When she unstuck her bent machete and it caught a male zombie in the groin he started laughing out loud. When the, admittedly not petite, girl stuck a boot knife in a zombie’s eye then threw him over the side, tears started running down his face and he completely lost his composure as a senior NCO of the United States Marine Corps."
- John Ringo, To Sail a Darkling Sea

4. "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. Ode of Remembrance Lawrence Binyon"
- John Ringo, To Sail a Darkling Sea

5. "Doors, Januscheitis said. Squirrel, Faith replied. Why are we playing word association games?"
- John Ringo, To Sail a Darkling Sea

6. "This is the tough part about being in the military. You do not show, by word, action or deed, disrespect to a superior. Ever. Even, or especially, when you think he’s a cowardly fucktard that’s got his head up some Hollywood executive’s ass. Oh, you have met him, Faith said."
- John Ringo, To Sail a Darkling Sea

7. "Hold the M87 hand grenade firmly with your strong hand, Faith said, keeping her hand wrapped around his. Straighten the cotter pin, then pull, thusly. Remember that once the pin is pulled, Mr. Hand Grenade is no longer your friend, sir."
- John Ringo, To Sail a Darkling Sea

8. "If I may, Miss, Sands said. What you call ‘a mascot’ is more what should be termed ‘an icon.’ A subject not just of morale but of veneration or even worship. These men are United States Marines, yes, and they will continue to do their duty. But they are Marines who have lost everything. Family, friends, buddies, country. We are one and all lost and adrift on a darkling sea. You, Miss Smith, have become not their pin-up girl but their heart and soul. They would follow me into hell. Charge any shore, face any fire. I am their Gunny. That’s what Marines do. If you hinted that Satan had a case of ammo you particularly liked, they would charge in without a bucket of water. As Staff Sergeant Januscheitis said when he, separately, brought the idea up: ‘The only thing we’ve got left, Gunny, is Faith."
- John Ringo, To Sail a Darkling Sea

9. "Oh, Faith said, panting slightly. Oh . . . Oh . . . It’s not much, Januscheitis said. Not much? Faith said, grabbing one of the cases of 12-gauge double-ought. Not much? It’s . . . It’s . . . I’ll be in my bunk . . . Januscheitis just stood there with his mouth open as she left the compartment. Do you think she meant . . . Derek said then paused. I hope she didn’t mean . . . The hatch undogged and Faith stuck her head in the compartment. Reloading my Saiga mags, you PERVERTS!"
- John Ringo, To Sail a Darkling Sea

10. "They got the Library of Alexandria. They’re not getting mine."
- John Ringo, To Sail a Darkling Sea

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