Quotes from Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior

Rorke Denver ·  304 pages

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“Read. You can always talk with another reader.”
― Rorke Denver, quote from Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior


“What we teach is pure SEAL. The lessons are simple, clear, and well-defined: They come right out of our basic values. Winning pays. Losing has consequences. Nothing substitutes for preparation. Life isn’t fair and neither is the battlefield. Even the smallest detail matters. We are a brotherhood. Our success depends on our team performance. And we will not fail.”
― Rorke Denver, quote from Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior


“We gotta haul ass so that clown doesn’t catch us,” Trey said. “What?” “That clown on the bicycle. He’s gaining on us. I don’t want that sucker to catch us.” Four days into Hell Week, and Trey truly believed that a clown on a bicycle on the Bay of San Diego was going to catch us in our IBS. He couldn’t let that happen.”
― Rorke Denver, quote from Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior


“I like working the day shift,” I told Ro and Rolex as they put their sniper rifles down and we climbed off the roof. “Any shift,” Ro said. It didn’t take long for word to spread across Anbar. A new group of predators were in town now, and they were working around the clock.”
― Rorke Denver, quote from Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior


“In summer months, the concrete gets so blisteringly hot, instructors have to hose it down so the recruits won’t singe their hands doing push-ups. The Grinder is where SEAL graduations are held and where, like a constant taunt, the SEAL exit bell hangs. A famous sign is also there: THE ONLY EASY DAY WAS YESTERDAY.”
― Rorke Denver, quote from Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior



“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. —LEO TOLSTOY”
― Rorke Denver, quote from Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior


“You’re going to see him quit and some of you are going to say, ‘If he can’t make it, I can’t make it.’ Don’t praise false idols. I promise you—one has nothing to do with the other.”
― Rorke Denver, quote from Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior


“Whatever might happen, I always knew my brother had my back.”
― Rorke Denver, quote from Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior


“It was like learning life lessons from your big brother or your crazy uncle. How to handle yourself in a bar fight: “Hit first. Hit hard. And be ready to move.” How to behave around women: “Date strippers. Don’t marry strippers.” Some of the advice was sage.”
― Rorke Denver, quote from Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior


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