“The trouble with being inspired to perform the impossible was that the inspiration gave you no clues to the practical means.”
“Blenkinsop sighed. "As usual, those of you who can think of better ways to win the war are invited to write directly to Mr. Winston Churchill, number 10 Downing Street, London South-West-One. Now, are there any questions, as opposed to stupid criticisms?”
“Our whole strategy must be to prevent the Allies from securing a beachhead, because once they achieve that, the battle is lost…perhaps even the war.”
“War was grueling and oppressive and frustrating and uncomfortable, but one had friends. If peace brought back loneliness, Godliman thought he would not be able to live with it.”
“Villages in the English countryside were cut off by the snow,”
“Around most of its coast the cliffs rise out of the cold sea without the courtesy of a beach. Angered by this rudeness the waves pound on the rock in impotent rage: a ten-thousand-year fit of bad temper that the island ignores with impunity.”
“I haven’t had the opportunity to discover the merits of monogamy.”
“The boy didn't know where he and his family were, other than one name: Mississippi.”
“We are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you any different. KURT VONNEGUT, JR.”
“Do not exercise power because it is easy to your hand. And do not get carried away with a certainty of victory when your intellect tells you there is even a hint of tragedy.”
“Would I want to know the ending to my own story? No. I want the adventure that comes with finding out.”
“Instead, Hester had been presented at court,”
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