A Little Inspiration From Hawkeye Pierce

I think I have been a fan of M*A*S*H* as long as I’m been a fan of television. Which for me, has been a long time. I’ve never really been a huge fan of the movie, but I can nearly recite every episode of the television series from memory. (This is what happens when you spend literally years of your life in the hospital.)

I have to say that of all the characters from Radar, Klinger, Trapper, and both of the Colonels, Hawkeye was always my favorite. Of all the witty things Alan Alda’s character ever said the quote that I remember the most goes as follows:

“I am continually amazed at the total frailty of the human body, and the incredible resiliency of the human spirit.”

As we go into this weekend let us all, like Hawkeye, remember that although it is true that no matter how much effort we put into strengthening our bodies they can and will be broken, if we strengthen our inner spirit he truly can be indomitable.



4 Responses to A Little Inspiration From Hawkeye Pierce

  1. Bec says:

    I love reading your blog. You never fail to lift my spirits, even during these times where it is easy to let oneself become discouraged.

  2. Lyn Meeker says:

    Being a M*A*S*H* fan myself … I love the quote …I’ve also got my 18 year old son addicted to the show (we have several but not all seasons on DVD) I do have the entire Frasier DVD set… my goal is to get M*A*S*H* as well!

    Thanks for the reminder Jason!

  3. Tena says:

    Great quote, I am a big Mash fan too, watched it every night in college! this quote is definitely one I will be writing down. tena

  4. LisaW says:

    Love the quote!

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