We have come out of the time when obedience, the acceptance of discipline, intelligent courage and resolution were most important, into that more difficult time when it is a man's duty to understand his world rather than simply fight for it.
Ernest Hemingway (1898 - 1961)
Contributed by: Zaady
. . . in modern war you will die like a dog for no good reason.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime. Ask the infantry and ask the dead.
The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.
Source: For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1940
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.
Source: For Whom the Bell Tolls
But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Never mistake motion for action.
I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy.
There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.
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