Those action hero lines have become cliche but you still remember them “Make my day”, “I’ll be back”, “I ain’t got time to bleed”. What are you favorite quotes that could have easily been said by an action hero but were in fact said by (or supposedly said by) a real person.
My pick might not be well known. I heard the story because I was once in the now deactivated 8th Infantry Division. After the battle for Brest BG Charles Canham, the assistant 8th ID commander was sent to except the surrender of the German forces. The old school German Lieutenant General was miffed that someone of lower rank was sent to take his surrender. In a very 19th century way he asked BG Canham for his credentials. BG Canham pointed to his dirty scruffy GIs and said “These are my credentials.” It became the motto for the division.