24 'Expendables' Quotes from 2010 Film about Our Favorite Mercenaries
As we wait for the fourth "Expendables" to return to the cinemas and our screens, let's take it back in time and honor where it all began in 2010, when the first film was released. Read these 24 "Expendables" quotes.
The 2010 "Expendables" is an action-packed film following a group of mercenaries the CIA hired to do away with a cruel dictator in South America to free the country. They learn, however, that not all is as it seems.
The main characters in this film include the leader and father-like figure Barney Ross, played by Sylvester Stallone, the sensitive Lee Chrismas, played by Jason Statham, and the enigmatic and hand-hand combat specialist Yin Yang.
There is also the antisocial Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), demolition expert Toll Road (Randy Couture), the bombastic Hale Caesar (Terry Crews), and Mickey Rourke as the eccentric Tool.
Read these 25 quotes from the movie to learn more about these characters' personalities.
Tool’s quote: "I promised myself, I'm gonna die for something that counts." | Source: AmoDays
Barney Ross Iconic Quotes from the Expendables
"We're both mercenaries! We're both dead inside!" — Barney Ross
"We are the shadows and the smoke; we rise. We are the ghosts that hide in the night." — Barney Ross
"Lee Christmas: What's he saying?
Hale Caesar: He said we're dead with an accent.
Barney Ross: We ain't dead." — "The Expendables"
"Trench: Only a [expletive] would do this job.
Barney Ross: How much?
Trench: Like I said." — "The Expendables"
"Sandra: What are your names?
Lee Christmas:[points to himself] Buda...
Lee Christmas: [points to Barney]...Pest
Sandra: Follow me, please.
Barney Ross: Buda and Pest? Nice." — "The Expendables"
Barney Ross’s quote: "We are the shadows and the smoke, we rise. We are the ghosts that hide in the night." | Source: AmoDays
"Trench: Have you been sick? You've lost weight.
Barney Ross: Whatever I've lost, you've found, pal." — "The Expendables"
"Lee Christmas: Are you crazy? You could've killed me!
Barney Ross: You're welcome." — "The Expendables"
"Barney Ross: I got a feeling everyone else passed on this job, so our fee is $5 million
Mr. Church:$5 million?
Barney Ross: And I want half upfront and the other half in an offshore account. You got a problem with that?
Mr. Church: No...if you take this money and you don't deliver...me and my people are gonna come get you and your people...You got a problem with that?
Barney Ross: Let's talk." — "The Expendables"
"You look nervous." — Barney Ross
"Paine: Who sent you?
Barney Ross: Your hairdresser." — "The Expendables"
Hale Caesar’s quote: "He said we're dead with an accent." | Source: AmoDays
Lee Christmas Peculiar Quotes
"You know it's not easy being your friend." — Lee Christmas
"Barney Ross: What's wrong with this picture?
Lee Christmas: Everything." — "The Expendables"
"Look who I'm talking to. Dracula's life coach. No wonder you're alone." — Lee Christmas
"Barney Ross: [from trailer] [in the middle of a Mexican standoff, a faint buzzing sound can be heard] What's that?
Lee Christmas: I'm getting a text.
Barney Ross: Excuse me?" — "The Expendables"
"Lee Christmas: Ten seconds, you won't believe what's gonna happen."
"Pirate Leader: Drop your guns!
Lee Christmas: Fat chance." — "The Expendables"
Lee Christmas’ quote: "You know it's not easy being your friend." | Source: AmoDays
Memorable the Expendables Quotes from Hale Caesar, Yin Yang, and Other Characters
"You know, the enemy's always been terrified of noise, especially shotguns. With this big boy spitting out 250 rounds a minute, you tell me who's tolerating that. Absolutely zero." — Hale Caesar
"There are more fools in this world than people." — Hale Caesar
"Hale Caesar: Great, they got a small army. What have we got?
Hale Caesar: Four and a half men.
[Everyone but Yin Yang laughs]
Yin Yang: Not so funny." — "The Expendables"
Lee Christmas’ quote: "Look who I'm talking to. Dracula's life coach. No wonder you're alone." | Source: AmoDays
"Yin Yang: My life is difficult. I need more money.
Barney Ross: Why that?
Yin Yang: I work harder than the rest.
Barney Ross: No, you don't.
Yin Yang: Yes, I do! Everything is harder for me. When I'm hurt, the wound is bigger 'cause I'm smaller. When I travel, I need to go farther." — "The Expendables"
"I promised myself, I'm gonna die for something that counts." — Tool
"Only thing you need to know is the job's real, and the money's real." — Mr. Church
"Being wealthy is very good." —James Munroe
Hale Caesar’s quote: "There are more fools in this world than people." | Source: AmoDays
"You see life through a freaking keyhole because you let emotions cloud your judgment! Emotions are the cancer of the intellect!" —James Munroe
"General Garza: You don't kill your familia.
James Munroe: Come around my house during the holidays, pal." — "The Expendables"
James Munroe’s quote: “Emotions are the cancer of the intellect!" | Source: AmoDays
"The Expendables" consists of well-known celebrities such as Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terry Crews, Wesley Snipes, and Jet Li. It teaches us the importance of sticking together and never giving up. These are simple concepts that we are taught at a young age, but because they are so obvious, we forget their power.
While not all of us want to become mercenaries to learn these lessons firsthand, we can still take on challenges in our everyday lives and see how far we can go.
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