War makes strange giant creatures out of us little routine men who inhabit the earth.
More Quotes from Ernie Pyle:The front-line soldier wants it to be got over by the physical process of his destroying enough Germans to end it. He is truly at war. The rest of us, no matter how hard we work, are not.
I've really been sick with this cold, but I think I might have kept the columns going anyhow except I was just so low in spirit, I didn't have the will to struggle against them when my deadline was so close and I felt so lousy.
I've been immersed in it too long. My spirit is wobbly and my mind is confused. The hurt has become too great.
It was a night when London was ringed and stabbed with fire.
Below us the Thames grew lighter, and all around below were the shadows - the dark shadows of buildings and bridges that formed the base of this dreadful masterpiece.
The American soldier is quick in adapting himself to a new mode of living. Outfits which have been here only three days have dug vast networks of ditches three feet deep in the bare brown earth. They have rigged up a light here and there with a storage battery.
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With any recovery from morbidity there must go a certain healthy humiliation.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Everywhere across whatever sorrows of which our life is woven, some radiant joy will gaily flash past.
I haven't written anything in four years. I'm sort of dried up.