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Quotes About War

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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
“In great deeds, something abides. On great fields, something stays. Forms change and pass; bodies disappear; but spirits linger, to consecrate ground for the vision-place of souls… generations that know us not and that we know not of, heart-drawn to see where and by whom great things were suffered and done for them, shall come to this deathless field, to ponder and dream; and lo! the shadow of a mighty presence shall wrap them in its bosom, and the power of the vision pass into their souls.”
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

George R.R. Martin
“Every man should lose a battle in his youth, so he does not lose a war when he is old.”
George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows

Percy Bysshe Shelley
“Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Suzanne Collins
“You're really going to do it, aren't you? You're really going to go back to war?" Gregor said. He could feel something boiling up inside of him. "So, we'll just forget about what happened. The jungle, the Firelands, the Bane." His voice was rising and he could feel the rager side of him taking over. "Forget about everybody who's dead! Tick and Twitchtip and Hamnet and Thalia and Ares! And your parents, Luxa! And your pups, Ripred! Let's just forget about everybody who gave their lives so that you could have this moment where you could — could make things right again! So you could stop the killing! We were fighting for the same thing, remember? You two owe each other your lives! You owe me your lives! And now you stand there and ask me to choose between you? To help you kill each other?" Gregor yanked Sandwich's sword from his belt and swung it so violently that even Luxa and Ripred stepped back. "Well, guess what? The warrior's not fighting for either of you!”
Suzanne Collins, Gregor and the Code of Claw

Robert Anton Wilson
“Having a spine is overrated. If everybody squealed and ran away, there'd be no more wars.”
Robert Anton Wilson
tags: war

Bertolt Brecht
“We attacked a foreign people and treated them like rebels. As you know, it's all right to treat barbarians barbarically. It's the desire to be barbaric that makes governments call their enemies barbarians.”
Bertolt Brecht

Suzanne Collins
“Even in war there should be lines you didn't cross.”
Suzanne Collins, Gregor and the Code of Claw

Toba Beta
“Feeling of hatred unto your enemy,
drains your energy as enemy wanted.”
Toba Beta

Naomi Klein
“The parties with the most gain never show up on the battlefield.”
Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Horace
“In love there are two evils: war and peace.”
Horace

Amy Goodman
“I really do think that if for one week in the United States we saw the true face of war, we saw people's limbs sheared off, we saw kids blown apart, for one week, war would be eradicated. Instead, what we see in the U.S. media is the video war game. ”
Amy Goodman

Thomas Hobbes
“Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues.”
Thomas Hobbes

Suzanne Collins
“How much energy they put into harming each other. How little into saving.”
Suzanne Collins

Mahatma Gandhi
“Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act which deprived a whole nation of arms as the blackest.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Joseph Heller
“The enemy," retorted Yossarian with weighted precision, "is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on, and that includes Colonel Cathcart. And don't you forget that, because the longer you remember it, the longer you might live.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22
tags: war

Scott Westerfeld
“Surely no one would ever use such a weapon against a city."

"There are no limits in war," Volger said, still staring out the window.”
Scott Westerfeld, Goliath

Sebastian Junger
“War is life multiplied by some number that no one has ever heard of.”
Sebastian Junger, War

Catherine Gilbert Murdock
“Despite all my public misconduct, in the past year, I had learned the Elemental spells, the Doppelschläferin, and the preparation and flying of a magic broom; I had survived two months as prisoner of war, saving the life of captain Johanne in the process; I had escaped the dungeons of Fortress Drachensbett, and after an arduous journey successfully reunited with my double, so preserving her, and all Montagne, from Prince Flonian's rapacity, I would somehow master the despicable art of being a princess.”
Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Princess Ben

Kristina McMorris
“In seven days God had created the Earth. In a single day mankind had turned it upside down.”
Kristina McMorris, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves

“To say that the first casualty of war is truth is to miss the rather more important point that a principal weapon of war is lies.”
Harry M. Collins, The Golem at Large: What You Should Know about Technology

Erich Maria Remarque
“Give 'em all the same grub and all the same pay/And the war would be over and done in a day."
- All Quiet On The Western Front, Ch. 3”
Erich Maria Remarque
tags: war

Heinrich Heine
“The music at a wedding procession always reminds me of the music of soldiers going into battle.”
Heinrich Heine

“War always reaches the depths of horror because of idiots who perpetuate terror from generation to generation under the pretext of vengeance.”
Guy Sajer, The Forgotten Soldier

Dag Hammarskjöld
“Acts of violence-- Whether on a large or a small scale, the bitter paradox: the meaningfulness of death--and the meaninglessness of killing.”
Dag Hammarskjöld, Markings

Arthur Golden
“To the eyes of the American soldiers who drove past, I looked no different from the women around me; and as I thought of it, who could say I was any different? If you no longer have leaves, or bark, or roots, can you go on calling yourself a tree? "I am a peasant," I said to myself, "and not a geisha at all any longer." It was a frightening feeling to look at my hands and see their roughness. To draw my mind away from my fears, I turned my attention again to the truckloads of soldiers driving past. Weren't these the very American soldiers we'd been taught to hate, who had bombed our cities with such horrifying weapons? Now they rode through our neighborhood, throwing pieces of candy to the children.”
Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

Leo Tolstoy
“He remembered his mother's love for him, and his family's, and his friends', and the enemy's intention to kill him seemed impossible.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
tags: war

Criss Jami
“The love of conflict is most evident when opposing forces join sides to defeat the peacemaker.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Kevin Sites
“The story is about being loyal to the truth as a nation, that citizens of a democracy are collectively responsible for what their troops do in war, good or bad.”
Kevin Sites, In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars

Mark  Lawrence
“It's an irony of our times that men seeking peace must make war.”
Mark Lawrence, Emperor of Thorns

Gary Brecher
“I love that name. A country named Chad. Sounds like somebody who lived next door to the Brady Bunch. But if Chad actually lived next door to the Bradys, Greg would be roasting over a slow fire and Marcia would be standing naked on an auction block, because Chad is one of the hungriest, craziest, most desperate places on the planet.”
Gary Brecher, The War Nerd

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