General George S. Patton

“I am personally going to shoot that paper-hanging sob Hitler.”

“Sure, we want to go home. We want this war over with. The quickest way to get it over with is to go get the bastards who started it. The quicker they are whipped, the quicker we can go home. The shortest way home is through Berlin and Tokyo. And when we get to Berlin, I am personally going to shoot that paper-hanging son-of-a-bitch Hitler – just like I’d shoot a snake.” – In a speech delivered to his troops before embarking for Operation Overlord (D-Day).

“We want to get the hell over there. The quicker we clean up this Goddamned mess, the quicker we can take a little jaunt against the purple-shitting Japs and clean out their next too…before the Goddamned Marines get all of the credit. – To his soldiers before Operation Overlord (D-Day).