Brig. Gen. Ira Stone: What was Quinlan's answer?
Col. Clinton Hiland: You could be putting your star on the line, sir. They'll probably ask you to go back and say it in person.
Brig. Gen. Ira Stone: They pay me to say what I believe, Colonel. I won't short change 'em.
Col. Clinton Hiland: General, that Lieutenant Rice... he must have impressed you.
Brig. Gen. Ira Stone: I'm giving him a chance to impress me.
Col. Clinton Hiland: Well, he's a little green for this assignment. Wouldn't help his career any if he couldn't hack it.
Brig. Gen. Ira Stone: Could be - or he could be marked down as someone to watch.
Col. Clinton Hiland: It's a risk for a man with two or three years behind him. It's lot to ask, sir.
Brig. Gen. Ira Stone: That's right. I ask a lot.
[speaking to the daughter of a full colonel]
Lt. William 'Bill' Rice: You're selling yourself short. Stop wearing your father's eagles. You don't need them, believe me.