World War Quotes

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Anne Frank
“A voice within me is sobbing, "You see that's what's become of you. You're surrounded by negative opinions, dismayed looks and mocking faces, people who dislike you, and all because you don't listen to the advice of your own better half." Believe me, I'd like to listen, but it doesn't work, because if I'm quiet and serious, everyone thinks I'm putting on a new act and I have to save myself with a joke, and then I'm not even talking about my own family, who assume I must be sick, stuff me with aspirins and setatives, feel my neck and forehead to see if I have a temperature, ask about my bowel movements and berate me for being in a bad mood, until I just can't keep it up anymore, because when everybody starts hovering over me, I get cross, then sad, an finally end up turning my heart inside out, the bad part on the outside and the good part on the inside, and keep trying to find a way to become what I'd like to be and what I could be if . . . if only there were no other people in the world.

Yours, Anne M. Frank.”
Anne Frank

Markus Zusak
“The bittersweetness of uncertainty: To win or to lose.”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Erich Maria Remarque
“Kropp on the other hand is a thinker. He proposes that a declaration of war should be a kind of popular festival with entrance-tickets and bands, like a bull fight. Then in the arena the ministers and generals of the two countries, dressed in bathing-drawers and armed with clubs, can have it out on themselves. Whoever survives the country wins. That would be much simpler and more than just this arrangement, where the wrong people do the fighting”
Enrich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front

Pentti Linkola
“The coming years will prove increasingly cynical and cruel. People will definitely not slip into oblivion while hugging each other. The final stages in the life of humanity will be marked by the monstrous war of all against all: the amount of suffering will be maximal.”
Pentti Linkola, Can Life Prevail?

Lesley Glaister
“Clem ground out her cigarette and immediately wished she hadn’t. It had felt like something live she could hold onto”
Lesley Glaister, Blasted Things

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

Amit Kalantri
“Before we complicated life with money, machines and missiles we did well with morals, manpower and meetings.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“Today, as never before, the pariah is the only man with the chance to think for himself. Everyone else is relentlessly compelled by peer pressures. Everyone constantly blackmails everyone. The threat of ostracism easily molds the soft democratic soul into fashionable shapes. The out-of-fashion individual, the outcast (perhaps the only real human being remaining) eats out of some dumpster on the edge of town.
-J.R.Nyquist "Origins of the Fourth World War”
J.R.Nyquist

“War is noble and heroic if a nation is defending its sovereignty from the invaders. War is disgraceful and unheroic, a despicable crime against humanity, if a dominant nation is invading another country and killing its innocent men, women, and children. The war, in the 21st century, is ostensibly the methodic game theory in offensive action that has no ethical and moral ground, whatsoever, but to intentionally kill and divide people, and, consequently, paralyze the political and economic stability of another nation. (—Danny Castillones Sillada, The Existentialist Homo Technologicus)”
Danny Castillones Sillada

Abhijit Naskar
“The term nation is a myth. It does not exist, except in the minds of the citizens. It is a myth that keeps the people together, as a form of tribal loyalty.”
Abhijit Naskar, Let The Poor Be Your God

Joseph Kanon
“He was the first young man Alex had met since he arrived, all the others buried or missing, irretrievable. Then a few dragging steps and Alex saw why: a Goebbels clubfoot had kept him out of war.”
Joseph Kanon, Leaving Berlin

“The action of forcing a conscientious objector to fight, in the name of peace or for gain, goes against their personal peace and can have unknown effects on the person and their surroundings.”
Isabella Poretsis

Irène Némirovsky
“Everyone was saying that Europe, civilisation, the entire world was collapsing, that the century was destined to end in catastrophe, that everything would perish, drowned in blood. But she still hoped for a husband, a home, children, and she instinctively felt that the destruction of everything was a mirage, a lie, while she, she lived the truth.”
Irène Némirovsky, The Fires of Autumn

“Anything Freed with Guns will Go Back Eventually.”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

“...new discoveries show that American soldiers used the swastika as their symbol early in World War I, and up to 1941, against Germany. The symbol was used by Americans in the French Escadrille Lafayette, by the 45th Infantry Division, and on Boeing P-12 planes. The discoveries are in the growing body of work by the historian Dr. Rex Curry (author of 'Swastika Secrets'). He has previously shown how socialists in the USA originated the modern swastika as overlapping 'S' letters for 'Socialists' joining together in a utopian 'Socialist Society.”
James B. Lawrence, Cosmic Evolution

“Because war is usually fought over "higher" things, over questions of the future, over national power and ruling ideals, the latter-day bourgeoisie often fails to understand it, to make sense of it, to want it.
J.R.Nyquist "Origins of the Fourth World War”
J.R.Nyquist

“We expect Mammon, at whose temple we worship, to marshal our military forces. But Mammon is not a god of war. He is a corrupter who confiscates the concrete of the nation and diverts it from fallout shelters to freeways. At every turn he cries butter and not guns.
"Origins of the Fourth World War”
J.R.Nyquist

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Al had sat in the muddied trenches of World War I and had watched the butchery of war massacre every living thing around it. Yet, all those years later he would rather talk about building bee hives, scattered his yard with every type of bird feeder imaginable, and planting flowerbeds deluged with irrepressible color. And it wasn’t until I was an adult that I realized that he wasn’t somehow avoiding the images of horror that occur when men set out to slaughter one another in battle. Rather, he courageously embraced those images and he committed his life to doing something completely opposite of what those images had done to him. And because he did, Al won his war and he taught me how to win mine.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“The logic of going downhill, the logic of decline, entails an absolute failure to bite through. It signifies a softening. It is known, as well, that soft people no longer have the stomach for what is necessary. They are focused on shopping. What occurs is a form of denial, in which the realities of politics and war are cast aside in favor of fantasy substitutes, heavily laced with ideological logos of the kind that paralyze all thought. This intellectual failure, born out of spiritual collapse, heralds the end of rational calculation and grand strategy. One does not need strategy to win. Merely, the right kind of publicity is all-in-all sufficient. When something tangible occurs, which may be strategically fatal, the answer is to revile the opposition. There is no analysis, no judgment, no genuine fright at the prospect of death and destruction. Few are those who believe that real destruction is possible. Few suspect that weapons of mass destruction can and will be used against people who are too silly to know, and too careless to consider, who is preparing these weapons against them. Soft people imagine that such weapons cannot be used because the world would end. And nobody wants that. Here is a failure of imagination alongside a dismissal of the concept "enemy," done without any hesitation, with the survival instinct overridden by the daily corruption that attends absolute comfort. Those who are soft cannot see into an enemy that emerges from totally different conditions of life.”
J.R.Nyquist

“Over a hundred years ago, we learned in a stupid little place that used to be called Vietnam that wars are absolutely useless for trying to change people. Who the fuck ever thought you could go to war to change people, as opposed to just obliterating them? Dumb as fuck. The only good think about wars is starting them. Because you sure as fuck can't win 'em anymore.”
Andrew Smith, Rabbit and Robot

Göran Sonnevi
“Every civil war builds on illusions and fear
Even war between individuals; whatever bonds may exist between them

To recapitulate images from history: After the first
world war, exhaustion, victory, inability to
build a new order, growing dissolution, chaos Revanchism Economic depression Then the waiting
for Germany, the generalized war initiated by Germany
This dread waiting, 1938, 1939 When I was conceived
After the cold war another period of exhaustion, another victory Perhaps we are in the presence of generalized
civil war, internal division, hatred Should we prefer
the empire? As Dante did? Or Ezra Pound, Heidegger Or
for that matter Brecht? We love dissolution and chaos passionately,
I hear a voice say, I know whose It is not here that I shall say it
It is not easy There are no nations Pillars of fire precede
the returning, in human terms, lost son.”
Göran Sonnevi, Mozart's Third Brain

Erich Maria Remarque
“Die Stille ist die Ursache dafür, dass die Bilder des Früher nicht so sehr Wünsche erwecken als Trauer - eine ungeheure, fassungslose Schwermut. Sie waren - aber sie kehren nicht wieder. Sie sind vorbei, sie sind eine andere Welt, die für uns vorüber ist.”
Erich Maria Remarque, Im Westen nichts Neues

Erich Maria Remarque
“Ich bin nicht mehr ein zitterndes Stück Dasein allein im Dunkel - ich gehöre zu ihnen und sie zu mir, wir haben alle die gleiche Angst und das gleiche Leben, wir sind verbunden auf eine einfache und schwere Art. Ich möchte mein Gesicht in sie hineindrücken, in die Stimmen, diese paar Worte, die mich gerettet haben und die mir beistehen werden.”
Erich Maria Remarque, Im Westen nichts Neues

Erich Maria Remarque
“Kamerad, ich wollte dich nicht töten. Sprängst du noch einmal hier hinein, ich täte es nicht, wenn auch du vernünftig wärest. Aber du warst mir vorher nur ein Gedanke, eine Kombination, die in meinem Gehirn lebte und einen Entschluß hervorrief - diese Kombination habe ich erstochen. Ich habe gedacht an deine Handgranaten, an dein Bajonett und deine Waffen - jetzt sehe ich deine Frau und dein Gesicht und das Gemeinsame. Vergib mir, Kamerad! Wir sehen es immer zu spät. Warum sagt man uns nicht immer wieder, daß ihr ebenso arme Hunde seid wie wir, daß eure Mütter sich ebenso ängstigen wie unsere und daß wir die gleiche Furch vor dem Tode haben und das gleiche Sterben und den gleichen Schmerz -. Vergib mir, Kamerad, wie konntest du mein Feind sein.”
Erich Maria Remarque, Im Westen nichts Neues

Erich Maria Remarque
“Was erwarten sie von uns, wenn eine Zeit kommt, wo kein Krieg ist? Jahre hindurch war unsere Beschäftigung Töten - es war unser erster Beruf im Dasein. Unser Wissen vom Leben beschränkt sich auf den Tod. Was soll danach noch geschehen? Und was soll aus uns werden?”
Erich Maria Remarque, Im Westen nichts Neues

Erich Maria Remarque
“Granaten, Gasschwaden und Tankflottillen - Zerstampfen, Zerfressen, Tod.
Ruhr, Grippe, Typhus - Würgen, Verbrennen, Tod. Graben, Lazarett, Massengrab - mehr Möglichkeiten gibt es nicht.”
Erich Maria Remarque, Im Westen nichts Neues

Erich Maria Remarque
“Wie sinnlos ist alles, was je geschrieben, getan, gedacht wurde, wenn so etwas möglich ist! Es muß alles gelogen und belanglos sein, wenn die Kultur von Jahrtausenden nicht einmal verhindern konnte, daß diese Ströme von Blut vergossen wurden.”
Erich Maria Remarque, Im Westen nichts Neues

“વ્યક્તિ કે સમાન વિચારધારા ધરાવતીઓ વ્યક્તિઓનો સમૂહ પોતાના વિચારો, માન્યતાઓ અન્યો પર થોપવા પ્રયત્ન કરે છે અને ત્યારે વિચાર-વિગ્રહ ઉત્પન્ન થાય છે અને એમાંથી મોટા યુદ્ધો થાય છે. અને યાદ રાખજો કે ત્રીજું વિશ્વ-યુદ્ધ પોતાની બિનતાર્કિક માન્યતાઓ દુનિયા પર થોપી બેસાડવાના કારણે થશે.”
Jayesh Nilam Shah

Santosh    Kumar
“World War 3 is coming your way, stay alert.”
Santosh Kumar (San)

Kazutaka Kodaka
“Despair is the one thing that brings chaos to this world. Just like a single bullet setting off a world war, despair has the power to throw this world into chaos! Look at me now! I'm having so much fun! Even now, I'm filled with despair and excitement!”
Kazutaka Kodaka

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