David Finkel’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite David Finkel Quotes 

David Finkel, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best David Finkel quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find David Finkel’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer David Finkel made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“To be a soldier in combat was to fall in love constantly,”
― David Finkel, Thank You for Your Service

 “I can see the little girl, the face of the little girl. And as much as people say that they don’t care about these people and all that, I don’t care about these people – but I do, at the same time, if that makes any sense. They don’t want to help themselves, they’re blowing us up, yeah, that hurts, but it also hurts to know that I’ve seen a girl that’s as old as my little brother watch me shoot somebody in the head. And I don’t care if she’s Iraqi, Korean, African, white – she’s still a little girl. And she watched me shoot somebody.”
― David Finkel, The Good Soldiers

“The greatest regret of my military career was as Commanding General of the 1st Cavalry Division in Iraq in 2004-2005, he later wrote of the decision he made. I lost 169 soldiers during that year-long deployment. However, the monument we erected at Fort Hood, Texas, in memoriam lists 168 names. I approved the request of others not to include the name of the one soldier who committed suicide. I deeply regret my decision.”
― David Finkel, Thank You for Your Service

 “It’s a thin line between what we’re calling acceptable and not acceptable. As a leader, you’re supposed to know when not to cross it. But how do you know? Does the army teach us how to control our emotions? Does the army teach us how to deal with a friend bleeding out in front of you? No.”
― David Finkel, The Good Soldiers

 “The thought that the bullet has already been fired at each of us and it is only a matter of time when it will hit, brings comfort to some and terror to others.”
― David Finkel, The Good Soldiers

 “And a hero isn’t someone who doesn’t feel fear, they’re someone who in spite of their fear does the right thing and really risks their own safety,”
― David Finkel, Thank You for Your Service

“He is a true casualty of battle. There’s not a physical scar, but look at the man’s heart, and his head, and there are scars galore.”
― David Finkel, The Good Soldiers

 “Could it have nothing to do with the soldier and everything to do with the type of war now being fought?”
― David Finkel, Thank You for Your Service

“But you can gift wrap a piece of shit and it’s still a piece of shit.”
― David Finkel, Thank You for Your Service

“Congratulations for conquering PTSD. And now you’re fucked.”
― David Finkel

10 Famous Quotes by Author David Finkel

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 David Finkel quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best David Finkel quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by David Finkel. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable David Finkel quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – David Finkel Quote 

“The lessons learned, then, in Robinson’s case: “Additional training is required to inform soldiers of the dangers of self-medicating along with the associated risk of overdosing” is the first. “Encourage the use of a battle buddy among warriors” is the second. “Increase suicide prevention classes” is the third. “Increase communication to twice a day with high-risk soldiers” is the fourth. “Continue improvements in leader communication” is the fifth. And that’s that. Eight months. Five minutes. The army moves on to the next suicide. Case forever closed.”
― David Finkel, Thank You for Your Service

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