Casualties Quotes

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Terry Pratchett
“It is a long-cherished tradition among a certain type of military thinker that huge casualties are the main thing. If they are on the other side then this is a valuable bonus.”
Terry Pratchett, Jingo

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

“Profit should never come at the cost of human blood. Any government that places profit before people is pure evil.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

John Irving
“Writing a novel is actually searching for victims. As I write I keep looking for casualties. The stories uncover the casualties."

(Interview in Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton, 1988)”
John Irving

Christopher Hawke
“There are casualties in war. Those who don’t make it back to a place of sound hopes and dreams. Some take on their demons alone. They are deceived into fearlessness and trampled by the hooves of their oppressor.
Besides intervention, there is little justice for the thousands-upon-thousands hacked to pieces all around us.
How dare we try to take life to the next level. Instead of merely protecting ourselves or scrounging up our next meal, we have the audacity to hope for something more—a witness for our lives who will survive alongside us.”
Christopher Hawke, Unnatural Truth

Amit Kalantri
“War is not just the shower of bullets and bombs from both sides, it is also the shower of blood and bones on both sides.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“Let us also acknowledge that the hearts which suffer the most from our wars are those of mothers. Their vital voices have been left out of the political equation for too long. An Iraqi or American mother cries the same as an Israeli or Afghan mother. The eyes of a mother who has suffered the loss of a child can destroy the soul of anyone who gazes upon them. More souls become casualties of war than physical bodies.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Aysha Taryam
“In a sea of human beings, it is difficult, at times even impossible, to see the human as being.”
Aysha Taryam

“Refusal to engage in spiritual warfare does not exempt you from being among the next casualties of war”
Steven Chuks Nwaokeke

John Graunt
“Having always observed that most of them who constantly took in the weekly Bills of Mortality made little other use of them than to look at the foot how the burials increased or decreased, and among the Casualties what had happened, rare and extraordinary, in the week current; so as they might take the same as a Text to talk upon in the next company, and withal in the Plague-time, how the Sickness increased or decreased, that the Rich might judge of the necessity of their removal, and Trades-men might conjecture what doings they were likely to have in their respective dealings.”
John Graunt, Natural And Political Observations Mentioned In A Following Index And Made Upon The Bills Of Mortality

Nenia Campbell
“The first kill is the one you remember—but the hundredth? That is what history will.”
Nenia Campbell, Dragon Queen

M.F. Moonzajer
“A military leader thinks about casualties and losses, but a strategic one only aims the win.”

David Peace
“It is a war of nerves and there will be casualties.”
David Peace, GB84

Karen A. Wyle
“He had brought his bone saw in its leather case. And his white linen smock, the one he used to save his clothes when he had dirty work in store, and would have Li Chang wash and bleach after. An amputation would be the dirtiest work there was. He remembered the smocks the surgeons wore, layer on layer of red, dried blood darker under fresh red splashes, with the occasional white splinter of bone.

Joshua prayed as he rode, prayed hard and desperately, prayed that the smock in his bag would be clean and white when he turned homeward.”
Karen A. Wyle, What Heals the Heart

C.S. Forester
“Wounded men were being dragged along the deck and down the hatchways to where the horrors of the cockpit awaited them. As Hornblower looked he saw a powder boy flung across the deck, dissolved into a red inhuman mass as a twenty-​four pounder ball hit him.
“Ha-​h'm,” said Hornblower, but the sound was drowned in the roar of the quarterdeck carronade beside him.”
C.S. Forester, Beat to Quarters

Daniel Thorman
“Those numbers had names, and many had family; each of those losses was keenly felt. No, there was nothing casual about casualties when they were your friends and countrymen.”
Daniel Thorman, Mayhem at the Mill