- Some men are born
mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon
- It doesn’t make a
damned bit of difference who wins the war to someone who’s dead.
- Anything worth
dying for … is certainly worth living for.
- He was going to
live forever or die in the attempt.
- Just because you’re
paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.
- The enemy is
anybody who’s going to get you killed, no matter which side he is on.
- He knew everything
there was to know about literature, except how to enjoy it.
- It was neither
possible nor necessary to educate people who never questioned anything.
- Insanity is
- It was miraculous.
It was almost no trick at all, he saw, to turn vice into virtue and slander
into truth, impotence into abstinence, arrogance into humility, plunder into
philanthropy, thievery into honor, blasphemy into wisdom, brutality into
patriotism, and sadism into justice. Anybody could do it; it required no brains
at all. It merely required no character.
- The country was in
peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of freedom and independence
by daring to exercise them.
- The Texan turned
out to be good-natured, generous and likable. In three days, no one could stand
- You have a morbid
aversion to dying. You probably resent the fact that you’re at war and might
get your head blown off any second.
- “Be glad you’re
Be furious you’re going to die.”
- I want to
keep my dreams, even bad ones, because without them, I might have nothing all
- Every writer I know
has trouble writing.
- There is no
disappointment so numbing…as someone no better than you achieving more.
- Mankind is
resilient: the atrocities that horrified us a week ago become acceptable