70 Marcus Luttrell Quotes from the Lone Survivor

Marcus Luttrell a Texas native trained for the SEALs with his twin brother Morgan starting at age 14.

They were coached by former Army soldier Billy Shelton. Marcus loved outdoor activities and martial arts as a kid.

His strong will is reflected in the Navy SEAL Creed which emphasizes never quitting and being strong for one’s team and mission.

Luttrell joined the Navy in 1999 and became a team medic after SEAL training.

Marcus Luttrell Quotes

In 2005 Luttrell survived Operation Red Wing in Afghanistan where he lost his team but was helped by an Afghan tribe.

Post-recovery he completed another tour before medically retiring. He then wrote “Lone Survivor” sharing his story and later another book “Service.”

He married Melanie in 2010 and they have two children Axe and Addie. He founded the Lone Survivor Foundation and is involved with The Boot Campaign.

His story was also made into a film “Lone Survivor” in 2014.

You will find below some of the best quotes by Marcus Luttrell.

Best Marcus Luttrell Quotes


Revenge is a powerful motivator. ~ Marcus Luttrell.


We train for war and fight to win. ~ Marcus Luttrell.


If I died on the battlefield, then that was the way it was supposed to be. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

What comes through my head is going to come out of my mouth. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

In the middle of everything evil, in an evil place, you can find goodness. Goodness. I’d even call it godliness. ~ Marcus Luttrell.


To the next generation, your war is here; you don’t have to find it. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

When you start messing with the Constitution and what this country was founded on – our baseline is what we call it – it just opens up too many doors. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

War’s not black and white; it’s gray. If you don’t fight in the gray area, you’re going to lose. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

I love Boston. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

Fear is a force that sharpens your senses. Being afraid is a state of paralysis in which you can’t do anything. ~ Marcus Luttrell.


We aren’t heroes out there in the military. We’re just Patriots. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

I spend most of my time at the ranch with my family, and enjoy life – watch the sun come up, watch it go down, thank God for another day, and just be happy. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

I challenge all of you to fight for this country. ~ Marcus Luttrell.


Every time I get off the phone with one of my friends, I tell them I love them. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

If you spend time around people who are weak or always feel sorry for themselves, it’s bound to rub off on you. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

I’m basically all titanium. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

Inspirational Marcus Luttrell Quotes

Bottom line is that there’s bad people everywhere. And every now and again, we are going to have to step to them to make sure that we preserve our way of life. ~ Marcus Luttrell.


I didn’t want to do a movie, but Hollywood was going to do it with or without us. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

Texas is generally 82 degrees year round. I always tell people you don’t know cold until you have been to Boston. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

One of the lessons I learned was that there are good people everywhere. That village, Sabray, saved my life. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

God will give me justice. ~ Marcus Luttrell.


I could see hunks of metal and rocks sticking out of my legs. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

With 300 Marines you could probably take over Iraq if you wanted to and get rid of ISIS completely. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

We trained like we fight. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

The only way we're going to keep America safe is to have an elite military, all right. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

Top Marcus Luttrell Quotes

I got my service dog when I was medically retired out of the military, and it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I wish every medically retired serviceman could have a service dog. He’s amazing. He’s my best bud. I go everywhere and anywhere with him. ~ Marcus Luttrell.


We have to make sure the Hell the veterans come home from is not the Hell they come back to. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

You don’t get people to follow you by demanding it with your words. You do it by commanding it with your example. ~ Marcus Luttrell.


There’s nothing glorious about war. There’s nothing glorious about holding your friends in your arms and watching them die. There’s nothing glorious about having to leave your home for 6 to 8 months while your family’s back here and you’re away. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

I can’t wait to get back to the ranch and go back to easy living. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

If you had to put people, senators – if they had to go for their V.A. to get care, it would probably get fixed. ~ Marcus Luttrell.


Don’t waste one second on anything. Watch the sun come up, and watch it go down. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

In my opinion, you start messing with what this country was founded on, and our baseline is what we call it, it opens up too many – too many doors. You start messing with that, people can say religion kills people. So, let’s start messing with that. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

Every situation I have ever been in I have been trained for, and I dealt with it to the best of my abilities. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

Inspiring Marcus Luttrell Quotes

This entire business of modern war crimes, as identified by the liberal wings of politics and the media, began in Iraq and has been running downhill ever since. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

You have to realize, in real life, the gun battle lasted for over three hours, and the movie’s only two hours long. My hat’s off to all those stuntmen who laid it on the line and hurt themselves doing what they had to do to get that done because in real life, we all died, and the only reason I’m sitting here is because of modern medicine. ~ Marcus Luttrell.


People make mistakes, and bad things happen. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

It’s a weird feeling when you know you’re going to die. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

When I did get captured, the only thing I held onto was the fact that my teammates were going to come get me. Period. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

I’m a private person. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

In death as in life, we stand together, always a family, always a team. The brotherhood never dies. ~ Marcus Luttrell.


If we became buddies, obviously I’d start throwing some cracks at Him. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

When I came into the Perry family, it was just kind of one of those deals where they were the only family I had. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

I could care less whether the American public knows what I look like. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

If I had to say something to Americans, being afraid and having fear, it’s okay to be fearful because that will make you strong; being afraid will shut you down. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

Popular Marcus Luttrell Quotes

Most of the time, I don’t want to use anti-climatic, but sometimes you go out there thinking this is going to be the worst thing you’ve ever gotten yourself into, and then you get back to base and think, ‘Wow, that wasn’t anything like I expected.’ ~ Marcus Luttrell.

I’m not a hero. ~ Marcus Luttrell.


I don’t want to be in Hollywood or anything like that. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

I’m a big tradition guy. If you love this country and study history, then you will love Boston. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

  • It’s not secret that usually I don’t have a filter. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

When they were working on the movie ‘Lone Survivor,’ all I cared about was that it was done right to honor all of the guys. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

To have people with – with psychological problems have a background check before they can buy a weapon? I don’t think the NRA would pull me off that one. If they do, then I need to be pulled off it because… you can’t give a weapon to someone who has mental issues, right. ~ Marcus Luttrell.


My greatest honor was to serve my country. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

You always have to strive. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

Famous Marcus Luttrell Quotes

It's got to be both houses and the people coming together in unanimous decision when you start messing with the Constitution. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

I wasn’t the best frogman out there. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

America is the light, and her people are the goodness that grows from that. She’ll always be worth fighting for – it was my greatest honor to fight for her every day of my adult life. ~ Marcus Luttrell.


You can’t kill bad guys all day long because others will take their place. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

I knew, at a very young age, that I was supposed to be a gunfighter. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

It’s ignorance, and it’s upsetting. Look at the young; they have no idea how great this country is because they never have been outside of it. ~ Marcus Luttrell.


Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

There’s a storm inside of us. I’ve heard many team guys speak of this. A burning. A river. A drive. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

I guess we’d better start getting used to the consequences and permit the American liberals to squeak and squeal us to ultimate defeat. ~ Marcus Luttrell.


I died on that mountain, too. I left a part of myself up there. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

I will never quit. My nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked down I will get back up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my teammates and to accomplish our mission. I am never out of the fight. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

There is no other way to beat a terrorist. You must fight like him, or he will surely kill you. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

Who among you will love something more than you love yourself, all right? ~ Marcus Luttrell.


You play like you practice and practice how you play. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

If you sit there and dwell on the fact that you did something… you will lose your mind. ~ Marcus Luttrell.

So these were the 70 top Marcus Luttrell quotes on war, life and Navy SEAL.

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