Because I am hard, you will not like me. But the more you hate me, the more you will learn. I am hard but I am fair.— R. Lee Ermey
Charming Drill Sergeant quotations
All writing is discipline, but screenwriting is a drill sergeant.
Because I grew up with a drill sergeant in my life, I respect order and it really gave me the discipline to be a leader and not a follower. It also helped me stay out of trouble.
You know, I was a regular on the Friday afternoon drill squad.
Um, which... The year after I left school, I went back and thanked the sergeant major because I was so fit.
I didn't go to college. I got tired of it. I didn't want to take ballroom dance taught by a former drill sergeant in the WACs. I didn't like flunking speech, me, flunking speech. But I realized sometime later, okay, I don't have a piece of paper that says I've been educated, so I'm gonna have to be able to demonstrate that I'm educated. So I began self-teaching. It was all related to desire.
I went to the surplus store on Santa Monica and Vine (in Los Angeles) and went and got me a Navy outfit, put the black tape under my eyes. I got me a whistle and went in there with a hat looking like a full-on drill sergeant.
I grew up dancing, and my ballet teacher was literally a drill sergeant;
she was so strict and so scary. And it made me a better dancer.
My father was a drill sergeant, and I've always had that mentality drilled into me of 'you've got to do better, you've got to do better.' I just try to listen to the characters. That's what works for me.
I spent six years in the army. That's the reason I am like a drill sergeant sometimes.
Tawny," I barked. My voice held the authority of a drill sergeant. She jumped. "I am NOT making out with you until the end of time. You want to do this, then you've got to work for it. Now, TAKE OFF YOUR CLOTHES." "Oh," said Hugh. "I've waited ten years to hear you say that to another woman.