Quotes by Jessica Lynch

Honesty has always been very important to me.
- Jessica Lynch
The truth is always more heroic than the hype.
- Jessica Lynch
They told me I'd never probably see the front-line area.
- Jessica Lynch
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I don't think any war is worth having our soldiers killed.
- Jessica Lynch
There's not day that goes by that I don't remember why I'm in the situation I'm in.
- Jessica Lynch
There's soldiers out there every day that are doing heroic things... We don't need to create them.
- Jessica Lynch
I grew up in Palestine, West Virginia, which is mostly a farming community; there aren't a lot of jobs.
- Jessica Lynch
I could be, you know, the person that shows little kids that giving up isn't something that you should do.
- Jessica Lynch
I remember the first time I put on the Army uniform. I just felt like a totally different person - I felt proud.
- Jessica Lynch
The nurses at the hospital tried to soothe me, and they even tried unsuccessfully at one point to return me to Americans.
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I don't come from a rich family - it's not like we lived in a cardboard box, but we didn't have a ton of money.
- Jessica Lynch
I have repeatedly said, when asked, that if the stories about me helped inspired our troops and rally a nation, then perhaps there was some good.
- Jessica Lynch
Since coming back from Iraq, there's been so many triumphs and obstacles standing in my way, so whenever I set my mind to something, I definitely just go full blast at it.
- Jessica Lynch
I woke up and all I could see was Iraqis standing all around me, looking down upon me. I knew at that moment something terrible had happened and I wasn't in the right place.
- Jessica Lynch
The whole idea that the rescue was staged or the soldiers were shooting blanks, that's just obvious stuff. Why would you do that in the middle of a war? It's just crazy.
- Jessica Lynch
Certain days I think definitely because we went in there and we got Saddam and that was our mission. On other days, we lost so many lives and so many brothers and sisters... on that aspect, no.
- Jessica Lynch
I know that I'm already in the history books and that people are going to remember me as the prisoner of war and the fabricated stories, but you know, to me I was just another soldier over there doing my job.
- Jessica Lynch