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Erich Maria Remarque quotes: One lost easiest what one held in one's arms - never what one left. One lost easiest what one held in one's arms - never what one left.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Going away is not always so simple - when one takes oneself along. Going away is not always so simple - when one takes oneself along.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: There is no guilt in feelings ever. There is no guilt in feelings ever.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Heaven Has No Favorites Heaven Has No Favorites
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: No one could become stranger than the person you once loved No one could become stranger than the person you once loved
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Bombardment, barrage, curtain-fire, mines, gas, tanks, machine-guns, hand-grenades - words, words, but they hold the horror of the world. Bombardment, barrage, curtain-fire, mines, gas, tanks, machine-guns, hand-grenades - words, words, but they hold the horror of the world.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: And without love, one is a dead man on furlough, nothing but a scrap of paper with a few dates and a chance name on it, and we as well And without love, one is a dead man on furlough, nothing but a scrap of paper with a few dates and a chance name on it, and we as well die.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Then when I am sad and understand nothing anymore, I say to myself that it's better to die while you still want to live, than to die and want to Then when I am sad and understand nothing anymore, I say to myself that it's better to die while you still want to live, than to die and want to die.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Human beings are a much worse poison than schnapps or tobacco. Human beings are a much worse poison than schnapps or tobacco.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Our heads were full of nebulous ideas, which cast an idealized, almost romantic glow over life Our heads were full of nebulous ideas, which cast an idealized, almost romantic glow over life
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Our damnable memory is a sieve. It wants to survive. And survival is only possible through forgetfulness. Our damnable memory is a sieve. It wants to survive. And survival is only possible through forgetfulness.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Children, that's what a man needs - children, who know nothing about it. Children, that's what a man needs - children, who know nothing about it.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: I stand there and wonder whether, when I am twenty, I shall have experienced the bewildering emotions of love. I stand there and wonder whether, when I am twenty, I shall have experienced the bewildering emotions of love.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Do you know how one knows a cavalier when one sees him? He always behaves decently when he is drunk. Do you know how one knows a cavalier when one sees him? He always behaves decently when he is drunk.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside. Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: I wandered through the streets thinking of all the things I might have said and might have done had I been other than I was. I wandered through the streets thinking of all the things I might have said and might have done had I been other than I was.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: We have so much to say, and we shall never say it. We have so much to say, and we shall never say it.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Ligh doesn't shine in the light; it shines in the dark. Ligh doesn't shine in the light; it shines in the dark.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: -Why does a man live?-In order to think about it... -Why does a man live?
-In order to think about it...
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Suddenly I become filled with a consuming impatience to be gone. Suddenly I become filled with a consuming impatience to be gone.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: My healthy blood was powerless to cure the sick blood of my beloved. That was beyond understanding. And so is death. My healthy blood was powerless to cure the sick blood of my beloved. That was beyond understanding. And so is death.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for. It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: We have yielded no more than a few hundred yards of it as a prize to the enemy. But on every yard there lies a dead man. We have yielded no more than a few hundred yards of it as a prize to the enemy. But on every yard there lies a dead man.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end. Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Nothing is the mirror in which you see the world. Nothing is the mirror in which you see the world.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: What comfort there is in the skin of someone you love! What comfort there is in the skin of someone you love!
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: He begins to notice that he has been turned out of the silent company of the trees, the animals, the stars, and the unconscious life. He begins to notice that he has been turned out of the silent company of the trees, the animals, the stars, and the unconscious life.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Give 'em all the same grub and all the same pay/And the war would be over and done in a day. - All Quiet On The Western Front, Ch. 3 Give 'em all the same grub and all the same pay/And the war would be over and done in a day.
- All Quiet On The Western Front, Ch. 3
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Well, she can go to hell with her whispering and her words. You believe in a miracle, but really it just comes down to loaves of bread. Well, she can go to hell with her whispering and her words. You believe in a miracle, but really it just comes down to loaves of bread.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: I've not much interest in the important things of life. Only in the beautiful things. Just this lilac here makes me happy. I've not much interest in the important things of life. Only in the beautiful things. Just this lilac here makes me happy.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: We have our dreams because without them we could not bear the truth. We have our dreams because without them we could not bear the truth.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: We are not, indeed, in the front-line, but only in the reserves, yet in every face can be read: This is the front, now we are within its embrace. We are not, indeed, in the front-line, but only in the reserves, yet in every face can be read: This is the front, now we are within its embrace.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: What's the matter with you anyway?" Riesenfeld shouts "You look like a moon-struck kangaroo! What's the matter with you anyway?" Riesenfeld shouts "You look like a moon-struck kangaroo!
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: A line, a short line, stumbles off into the morning. Thirty two men. A line, a short line, stumbles off into the morning. Thirty two men.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum. Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Courage is the fairest adornment of youth. Courage is the fairest adornment of youth.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: There was too little solid ground under one's feet. There was too little solid ground under one's feet.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: What use is it to him now that he was such a good mathematician at school? What use is it to him now that he was such a good mathematician at school?
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: One always expects something else. One always expects something else.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: A hospital alone shows what war is. A hospital alone shows what war is.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Never do anything complicated when something simple will serve as well. It's one of the most important secrets of living. Never do anything complicated when something simple will serve as well. It's one of the most important secrets of living.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Anyway the war is over so far as they are concerned. But to wait for dysentery is not much of a life either. Anyway the war is over so far as they are concerned. But to wait for dysentery is not much of a life either.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: In the afternoon, about three, he is dead. I In the afternoon, about three, he is dead. I
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: A man has to have something he can put faith in. A man has to have something he can put faith in.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: I tell you this: it is the most despicable thing of all to drag animals into a war. I tell you this: it is the most despicable thing of all to drag animals into a war.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Strange how complicated we can make things just to avoid showing what we feel! Strange how complicated we can make things just to avoid showing what we feel!
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: The invisible storehouse in nothingness, called memory. The invisible storehouse in nothingness, called memory.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Good or ill, life is life; you only realize that when you have to risk it. Good or ill, life is life; you only realize that when you have to risk it.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: -You don't like to talk about yourself, do you?-I don't even like to think about myself. -You don't like to talk about yourself, do you?
-I don't even like to think about myself.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Love should not be polluted with friendship. Love should not be polluted with friendship.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: We march up, moody or good-tempered soldiers - we reach the zone where the front begins and become on the instant human animals. We march up, moody or good-tempered soldiers - we reach the zone where the front begins and become on the instant human animals.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: What was the use trying to make safe and sure our little life? Sooner or later the great wave must come and sweep all away. What was the use trying to make safe and sure our little life? Sooner or later the great wave must come and sweep all away.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: I am a modern man with a strong tendency to self-destruction. I am a modern man with a strong tendency to self-destruction.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: People should die, only when they're alone. Or when they hate - not when they love. People should die, only when they're alone. Or when they hate - not when they love.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: But that's what mankind is like: they only prize what they no longer possess. But that's what mankind is like: they only prize what they no longer possess.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: The coffins are really for us. The organization surpasses itself in that kind of thing. The coffins are really for us. The organization surpasses itself in that kind of thing.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them. It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: No matter how improbable an assertion is, if it is made with enough assurance it has an affect. No matter how improbable an assertion is, if it is made with enough assurance it has an affect.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: I soon found out this much:terror can be endured so long as a man simply ducks;but it kills, if a man thinks about it. I soon found out this much:
terror can be endured so long as a man simply ducks;
but it kills, if a man thinks about it.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: A man is courageousonly when he is also afraid. A man is courageous
only when he is also afraid.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Iron Youth! Youth! We are none of us more than twenty years old. But young? Youth? That is long ago. We are old folk. Iron Youth! Youth! We are none of us more than twenty years old. But young? Youth? That is long ago. We are old folk.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: I cannot bear to look at his hands, they are like wax. Under the nails is the dirt of the trenches, it shows through blue-black like poison. I cannot bear to look at his hands, they are like wax. Under the nails is the dirt of the trenches, it shows through blue-black like poison.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: That is the remarkable thing about drinking: it brings people together so quickly, but between night and morning it sets an interval again of years. That is the remarkable thing about drinking: it brings people together so quickly, but between night and morning it sets an interval again of years.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men. It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: One is never too young. Only always too old. One is never too young. Only always too old.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: In himself man is essentially a beast, only he butters it over like a slice of bread with a little decorum. In himself man is essentially a beast, only he butters it over like a slice of bread with a little decorum.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: You take it from me, we are losing the war because we can salute too well. You take it from me, we are losing the war because we can salute too well.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: So I thought. Are you happy?""What's that?""Don't you know yet? But who really knows what it is? Dancing on the head of a pin, maybe. So I thought. Are you happy?"
"What's that?"
"Don't you know yet? But who really knows what it is? Dancing on the head of a pin, maybe.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Beyond this our life did not extend. And of this nothing remains. Beyond this our life did not extend. And of this nothing remains.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal - no one will see it. But when a button is missing - everyone sees that. You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal - no one will see it. But when a button is missing - everyone sees that.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: The mist was like a faint perfume. The mist was like a faint perfume.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: Nothing helps," she said, and smiled with an effort. "You forget it for a while - but you don't escape it. Nothing helps," she said, and smiled with an effort. "You forget it for a while - but you don't escape it.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: I thought nothing; I didn't even despair; I was just stupefied and grey and dead. I thought nothing; I didn't even despair; I was just stupefied and grey and dead.
Erich Maria Remarque quotes: I merely crawl still farther under the coffin, it shall protect me, though Death himself lies in it. Before I merely crawl still farther under the coffin, it shall protect me, though Death himself lies in it. Before
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Erich Maria Remarque quotes: serenity, the calm daughter of tolerance serenity, the calm daughter of tolerance