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58 Motivational Quotes By Chris Kyle That Will Help You Brave It Out

Famous As: US Navy SEAL Veteran
Born On: April 8, 1974
Died On: February 2, 2013
Born In: Odessa, Texas
Died At Age: 38
Chris Kyle was an eminent United States Navy SEAL sniper. He bagged in various acclamations for his meritorious and heroic service in combat, and served four tours in Iraq war. He was awarded numerous personal and other unit awards, including four ‘Bronze Star Medals with V devices,’ one ‘Silver Star Medal,’ and one ‘Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.’ In 2012, he published his autobiography, ‘American Sniper.’ Following is a list of notable sayings by Chris Kyle which have been curated from his book, thoughts, and interviews. Take a look at the corpus of famous quotes by Chris Kyle on life, warrior, violence, marine, regret, home, heart, sniper, loss, family, hate, fighting, destruction, hero, country, politics, love, hardships, dreams and more.

I'm trying to raise the awareness of the troops that, when they deploy and go to war, it's not just them at war - it's also their family. Their family is having to go through all the hardships and the stresses.

Chris Kyle

Savage, despicable evil. That's what we were fighting in Iraq. That's why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy 'savages.' There really was no other way to describe what we encountered there.

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The joke was that President Bush only declared war when Starbucks was hit. You can mess with the U.N. all you want, but when you start interfering with the right to get caffeinated, someone has to pay.

Chris Kyle

The rules are drawn up by lawyers who are trying to protect the admirals and generals from the politicians; they’re not written by people who are worried about the guys on the ground getting shot.

Chris Kyle

I really don't care what people think of me. I've got my family. I've got my friends. Yes, I have been trained to be a little more aggressive if I need to be, but I don't go around thumping people.

Chris Kyle

Every person I killed I strongly believe that they were bad. When I do go face God there is going to be lots of things I will have to account for but killing any of those people is not one of them.

Chris Kyle

In my experience, Marines are gung ho no matter what. They will all fight to the death. Everyone of them just wants to get out there and kill. They are bad-ass, hard-charging mothers.

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It's funny --- sometimes the strongest individuals feel the worst when events are out of their control, and they can't really be there for the people they love. I've felt it myself.

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I don't have to psych myself up, or do something special mentally - I look through the scope, get my target in the cross hairs, and kill my enemy, before he kills one of my people.

Chris Kyle

In the end, my story, in Iraq and afterward, is about more than just killing people or even fighting for my country. It's about being a man. And it's about love as well as hate.

Chris Kyle

What wounded veteran's don't need is sympathy. THey need to be treated like the men they are: equals, heroes, and people who still have tremendous value for society.

Chris Kyle

But real life doesn't travel in a perfect straight line; it doesn't necessarily have that 'all lived happily ever after' bit. You have to work on where you're going.

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MY REGRETS ARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE I COULDN’T SAVE—Marines, soldiers, my buddies. I still feel their loss. I still ache for my failure to protect them.

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I would love for people to be able to think of me as a guy who stood up for what he believed in and helped make a difference for the vets.

Chris Kyle

Decades of Saddam’s rule made what could have been a fairly rich country, due to its oil reserves, into a very poor one.

Chris Kyle

One was to be a cowboy and another was to be in the military. I grew up extremely patriotic and riding horses.

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If you see anyone from about sixteen to sixty-five and they’re male, shoot ’em. Kill every male you see.

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The Navy credits me with more kills as a sniper than any other American service member, past or present.

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No, the best way to stop a vehicle is to shoot the driver. And that you can do with a number of weapons.

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It's not a problem taking out someone who wants your people dead. That's not a problem at all.

Chris Kyle

You have to slow your heart rate, stay calm. You have to shoot in between your heartbeats.

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There's no reason someone who has fought for their country should be homeless of jobless.

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I don't know if I'm the best of the best. But I did know that if I quit, I wouldn't be.

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But I wondered, how would I feel about killing someone? Now I know. It’s no big deal.

Chris Kyle

After I was discharged from the military, it was difficult trying to become a civilian.

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I just want to get the bad guys but if I can’t see them, I can’t shoot them.

Chris Kyle

War is hell. Hollywood fantasizes about it and makes it look good... war sucks.

Chris Kyle

Just because war is hell doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun.

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Great way to fight a war - be prepared to defend yourself for winning.

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I’m willing to meet my creator and answer every shot that I took.

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I don’t shoot people with Korans. I’d like to, but I don’t.

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I am a much better father and husband than I ever was a sniper.

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Despite what your momma told you, Violence does solve problems.

Chris Kyle

Savage, despicable evil. That's what we were fighting in Iraq.

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Maybe war isn’t really fun, but I certainly was enjoying it.

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I have a master chief that always said, punch and run.

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None of my problems come from the people I've killed.

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I'm a better husband and father than I was a killer.

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I thought I should be stronger than was possible.

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The media cause more problems than they do good.

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I really don't care what people think of me.

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It is our duty to serve those who serve us.

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I'm just trying to get back to normal life.

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Im not a redneck, Im from Texas.

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I did want to be the top sniper.

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I am not a fan of politics.

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I'm just trying to be the me that I am and not all of this other crap. I just want to be the family man, and if somehow I can make the money to get my ranch and get the hell away from everybody else, that would be awesome.

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But in that backroom or whatever it is when God confronts me with my sins, I do not believe any of the kills I had during the war will be among them. Everyone I shot was evil. I had good cause on every shot. They all deserved to die.

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Other people are talking about writing books about my life, or about some of the things I've done. I find it strange, but I also feel it's my life and my story, and I guess I better be the one to get it on paper the way it actually happened.

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You're not just going out there, maybe sacrificing your own life. There's also sacrifices still going on at home. You can serve in the military and have a good marriage, but you just need to be aware of it so you can take those steps to take care of it.

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People tell me I saved hundreds and hundreds of people. But I have to tell you: it’s not the people you saved that you remember. It’s the ones you couldn’t save. Those are the ones you talk about. Those are the faces and situations that stay with you forever.

Chris Kyle

It was my duty to shoot the enemy, and I don't regret it. My regrets are for the people I couldn't save: Marines, soldiers, buddies. I'm not naive, and I don't romanticize war. The worst moments of my life have come as a SEAL. But I can stand before God with a clear conscience about doing my job.

Chris Kyle

I’ve lived the literal meaning of the ‘land of the free’ and ‘home of the brave.’ It’s not corny for me. I feel it in my heart. I feel it in my chest. Even at a ball game, when someone talks during the anthem or doesn’t take off his hat, it pisses me off. I’m not one to be quiet about it, either.

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At another location, we found barrels of chemical material that was intended for use as biochemical weapons. Everyone talks about there being no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but they seem to be referring to completed nuclear bombs, not the many deadly chemical weapons or precursors that Saddam had stockpiled.

Chris Kyle

If you hate the war, that’s fine. But you should still support the troops. They don’t get to pick where they’re deployed. They just gave the American people a blank check for anything up to and including the value of their lives, and the least everyone else can do is be thankful. Buy them dinner. Mow their yard. Bake them cookies.

Chris Kyle

I began teaching my son how to shoot when he was two, starting with the basics of a BB rifle. My theory is that kids get into trouble because of curiosity—if you don’t satisfy it, you’re asking for big problems. If you inform them and carefully instruct them on safety when they’re young, you avoid a lot of the trouble. My son has learned to respect weapons. I’ve always told him, if you want to use a gun, come get me. There’s nothing I like better than shooting.

Chris Kyle

When you’re working with Army and Marine Corps units, you immediately notice a difference. The Army is pretty tough, but their performance can depend on the individual unit. Some are excellent, filled with hoorah and first-class warriors. A few are absolutely horrible; most are somewhere in between. In my experience, Marines are gung ho no matter what. They will all fight to the death. Every one of them just wants to get out there and kill. They are bad-ass, hard-charging mothers.

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As far as I can see it, anyone who has a problem with what guys do over there is incapable of empathy. People want America to have a certain image when we fight. Yet I would guess if someone were shooting at them and they had to hold their family members while they bled out against an enemy who hid behind their children, played dead only to throw a grenade as they got closer, and who had no qualms about sending their toddler to die from a grenade from which they personally pulled the pin....they would be less concerned with playing nicely.

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