“It’s an eclectic film and I think we served the novel really well. And we had a great cast who worked for free. Everyone read it and said, I’m in, from Nick [Nolte] to Albert [Finney] to Omar [Epps] to Barbara [Hershey]. We really had fun and shot it in a very short time. I think the subject matter is more topical today, more to the point, than it was 30 years ago, when it concerned the Vietnam War.”

 

Bruce Willis

“War takes people’s lives and destroys property, but it does not resolve the world’s problems. If anything is achieved through war, it is to plant the seeds for the next violent conflict as the vanquished and their children will usually not accept the outcome.”

 

Bruce Van Voorhis

“Scheduling flexibility is the single greatest non-financial tool — and the number-one dream-job factor — at your disposal for winning battles in the talent wars. Use it.”

 

Bruce Tulgan

“War as Napoleon knew it just not possible any more. However, we’re very unlikely to accept or recognize “world peace” even when we get it.”

 

Bruce Sterling

“We may yet work up to some serious shooting war, or maybe some acts of urban genocide committed with rogue nuclear weapons. But if that were the case, why would we call that “9/11″? If Washington disappeared in a mushroom cloud, we’d give that huge event a different name.”

 

Bruce Sterling

“Humans are very aggressive and scrappy, and go to war at the drop of a hat. However, a standard land war is no longer going to work as it is no longer technically possible.”

 

Bruce Sterling

“I believe the war on poverty is a more American idea than the war on the war on poverty. I believe that most people feel like that. And I believe that it ain’t over till it’s over.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“My dad was young. He went to work. But he’d been to war. He’d seen some of the world. It wasn’t like he was going to be an extensive traveler or something. That didn’t seem to be in the nature of – in his nature or in the nature of his parents or many of the folks in my family, really. They were – we had a cousin that went to – off to Brown University. It was like a nuclear explosion took place.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“The question of whether we were misled into the war in Iraq isn’t a liberal or conservative or Republican or Democratic question, it’s an American one. Protecting the democracy that we ask our sons and daughters to die for is our responsibility and our trust. Demanding accountability from our leaders is our job as citizens. It’s the American way. So may the truth win out.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“It is a conviction that war is not an answer to human conflict any more than cannibalism is an answer to human hunger.”

 

Bruce Kent

“Canada entered World War I as a colony and came out a nation.”

 

Bruce Hutchison

“The colonies started to issue their own money and stopped using the Bank of England, which was what precipitated the war because you can’t have your own currency because then you’re out of our control.”

 

Bruce H. Lipton

“Throughout the history of the United States , war has been the primary impetus behind the growth and development of the central state. It has been the lever by which presidents and other national officials have bolstered the power of the state in the face of tenacious popular resistance.”

 

Bruce D. Porter

“A sane person doesn’t think war is a good idea.”

 

Bruce Cockburn

“It sounds strange to say it, but you can be in a war zone and have a lot of fun. Even though war is essentially pain on all sides, human beings have the capacity to enjoy themselves. The soldiers are mostly young people, full of enthusiasm and energy, and that’s an exciting thing for an old guy like me.”

 

Bruce Cockburn

“Since the early ’80s, I’ve found myself in war zones in various parts of the world.”

 

Bruce Cockburn

“Soldiers who had been in the army long enough to know what a bloody swindle war really is would begin to feel that army life was really kind of fun, as long as [General Philip] Sheridan was up front.”

 

Bruce Catton

“Between 1861 and 1865, Americans made war on each other and killed each other in great numbers – if only to become the kind of country that could no longer conceive of how that was possible.”

 

Bruce Catton

“Nathan Bedford Forrest … used his horsemen as a modern general would use motorized infantry. He liked horses because he liked fast movement, and his mounted men could get from here to there much faster than any infantry could; but when they reached the field they usually tied their horses to trees and fought on foot, and they were as good as the very best infantry. Not for nothing did Forrest say the essence of strategy was to git thar fust with the most men.”

 

Bruce Catton