Art is the triumph over chaos.
~ John Cheever
Tim O'Brien Quotes
War is hell, but that's not the half of it, because war is also mystery and terror and adventure and courage and discovery and holiness and pity and despair and longing and love. War is nasty; war is fun. War is thrilling; war is drudgery. War makes you a man; war makes you dead.
Certain blood was being shed for uncertain reasons.
Words, too, have genuine substance - mass and weight and specific gravity.
You're never more alive than when you're almost dead. You recognize what's valuable.
Well, right now... I'm not dead. But when I am, it's like... I don't know, I guess it's like being inside a book that nobody's reading....
A thing may happen and be a total lie; another thing may not happen and be truer than the truth.
Anyhow, it's not so bad.... I mean, when you're dead, you just have to be yourself.
The world shrieks and sinks talons into our hearts. This we call memory.