I Love the Smell of Napalm in the Morning

Still image from Apocalypse Now where Robert DuVall says I love the smell of napalm in the morning

Smells like ..... victory. (Great line!)

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Apocalypse Now

Robert DuVall


Kilgore: Smell that? You smell that?

Lance: What?

Kilgore: Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that.


Kilgore: I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn’t find one of ‘em, not one stinkin’ dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like

[sniffing, pondering]

Kilgore: victory. Someday this war’s gonna end…

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