Heroes In War Famous Quotes & Sayings

100 Heroes In War Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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Vivas to those who have fail'd!
And to those whose war-vessels sank in the sea!
And to those themselves who sank in the sea!
And to all generals that lost engagements, and all overcome heroes!
And the numberless unknown heroes equal to the greatest heroes known!
Walt Whitman Heroes In War Sayings By Walt Whitman: Vivas to those who have fail'd!And to those whose war-vessels sank in the sea!And to
In an instant it became clear to us that the nearly - but not quite - perfect uniformity of the advancing columns, dissolving chaotically in the clash of the fronts, reformed itself after he battle in a far more perfect form: as the utterly precise, utterly indistinguishable rows of crosses in the heroes' cemeteries, where the lines spread out into a broad perspective, moving in its spare monotony, cut at right angles and chopped in blocks, so that an absolute order was finally achieved.Gregor Von Rezzori Heroes In War Sayings By Gregor Von Rezzori: In an instant it became clear to us that the nearly - but not quite
In one of his last newsletters, Mike Ranney wrote: "In thinking back on the days of Easy Company, I'm treasuring my remark to a grandson who asked, 'Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?'
No,'" I answered, 'but I served in a company of heroes.
Stephen E. Ambrose Heroes In War Sayings By Stephen E. Ambrose: In one of his last newsletters, Mike Ranney wrote: "In thinking back on the days
It was his detachment that saved us. Another man would have reacted with force to the Soviet treachery. He would have shared the righteousness of the cause, been stirred to attack by the saber rattling. Jack resisted. He was not moved by the emotion of other around him. He knew his course and stayed to it. Thank God. The boy who had read alone of history's heroes was now safely on of them. He had done it not winning a war, but by averting one far more horrible than any leader in the past could have imagined." - p.373Chris Matthews Heroes In War Sayings By Chris Matthews: It was his detachment that saved us. Another man would have reacted with force to
The young man looked down from the cart at the people in front of him. Jonah felt his teacher's eyes meet his own, and for a fraction of a second a smile played on the prisoner's lips. Then he glanced toward heaven and spoke. I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.Anna Myers Heroes In War Sayings By Anna Myers: The young man looked down from the cart at the people in front of him.
Of pure poetry there are two kinds, that which mirrors the beauty of the world in which our bodies are, and that which builds the more mysterious kingdoms where geography ends and fairyland begins, with gods and heroes at war, and the sirens singing still, and Alph going down to the darkness from Xanadu.Lord Dunsany Heroes In War Sayings By Lord Dunsany: Of pure poetry there are two kinds, that which mirrors the beauty of the world
War doesn't have heroes, it only has the men who lost so many things in their life that they just keep going and do the most unthinkable things, just because they don't care anymore.Wouter Van Gastel Heroes In War Sayings By Wouter Van Gastel: War doesn't have heroes, it only has the men who lost so many things in
So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell
Blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

Did they get you to trade
Your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange
A walk on part in a war
For a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here
We're just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl
Year after year
Running over the same old ground
What have we found?
The same old fears
Wish you were here
Pink Floyd Heroes In War Sayings By Pink Floyd: So, so you think you can tellHeaven from HellBlue skies from painCan you tell a
The story of Sherlock Holmes, on the surface, is about detection, but in reality, it's about the best of two men who save each other - a lost, washed-up war hero and a man who could end up committing murders instead of solving them. They come together. They become this perfect unit. They become the best friendship ever, and they become heroes. That's what we fall in love with, not Sherlock on his own. No one can love that man on his own, but Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson - the best friends ever.Steven Moffat Heroes In War Sayings By Steven Moffat: The story of Sherlock Holmes, on the surface, is about detection, but in reality, it's
This book is cheerfully dedicated to those greatest and most heroic of all human endeavors, WAR and WARFARE; may they never cease to give us the pleasure, excitement and adrenal stimulation that we need, or provide us with the heroes, the presidents and leaders, the monuments and museums which we erect to them in the name of PEACE.James Jones Heroes In War Sayings By James Jones: This book is cheerfully dedicated to those greatest and most heroic of all human endeavors,
What happened after 9/11 - and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not - was deeply shameful. [The] atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neo-cons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons ... The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it.Paul Krugman Heroes In War Sayings By Paul Krugman: What happened after 9/11 - and I think even people on the right know this,
War as a moral metaphor is limited, limiting, and dangerous. By reducing the choices of action to "a war against" whatever-it-is, you divide the world into Me or Us (good) and Them or It (bad) and reduce the ethical complexity and moral richness of our life to Yes/No, On/Off. This is puerile, misleading, and degrading. In stories, it evades any solution but violence and offers the reader mere infantile reassurance. All too often the heroes of such fantasies behave exactly as the villains do, acting with mindless violence, but the hero is on the "right" side and therefore will win. Right makes might.Ursula K. Le Guin Heroes In War Sayings By Ursula K. Le Guin: War as a moral metaphor is limited, limiting, and dangerous. By reducing the choices of
I met Jack Kennedy in November, 1946. We were both war heroes, and both of us had just been elected to Congress.Norman Mailer Heroes In War Sayings By Norman Mailer: I met Jack Kennedy in November, 1946. We were both war heroes, and both of
What shall I tell you of the years that ensued? You know well the recent history of this beleaguered country. I need not to rehash for you those dark days. I tire at the mere thought of writing it, and, besides, the suffering of this country has already been sufficiently chronicled, and by pens far more learned and eloquent than mine.
I can sum it up in one word: war. Or rather, wars. Not one, not two, but many wars, both big and small, just and unjust, wars with shifting casts of supposed heroes and villains, each new hero making one increasingly nostalgic for the old villain.
Khaled Hosseini Heroes In War Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: What shall I tell you of the years that ensued? You know well the recent
Very slowly using two fingers, Annabeth drew her dagger. Instead of dropping it, she tossed it as far as she could into the water.
Octavian made a squeaking sound. "What was that for? I didn't say toss it! That could've been evidence. Or spoils of war!"
Annabeth tried for a dumb-blonde smile, like: Oh, silly me. Nobody who knew her would have been fooled. But Octavian seemed to buy it. He huffed in exasperation.
"You other two ... " He pointed his blade a Hazel and Piper. "Put your weapons on the dock. No funny bus
"
All around the Romans, Charleston Harbor erupted like a Las Vegas fountain putting on a show. When the wall of seawater subsided, the three Romans were in the bay, spluttering and frantically trying to stay afloat in their armor. Percy stood on the dock, holding Annabeth's dagger.
"You dropped this," he said, totally poker-faced.
-Heroes of Olympus
Rick Riordan Heroes In War Sayings By Rick Riordan: Very slowly using two fingers, Annabeth drew her dagger. Instead of dropping it, she tossed
We be warriors in this war of life
Forging battle-knives as we fight
Never-ceasing to sharpen the dull blades
Our own Heroes in not so shining armour'"

-Lost Voyagers-
Chamindra Warusawitharane Heroes In War Sayings By Chamindra Warusawitharane: We be warriors in this war of lifeForging battle-knives as we fightNever-ceasing to sharpen the
The rising wave of nostalgia and an increasing interest in heritage sites and historic buildings is perhaps not only a sense of yearning for a lost Singapore, but also the recognition that neither 1959 nor 1965 marked Year One (...) In all the campaigns and features on Singapore's 50th anniversary that I've come across, the Kranji War Memorial was never mentioned. It just doesn't fit the slender narrative. That's such a shame because the cemetery is a fitting, dignified tribute to thousands of Singapore heroes, both local and foreign.Neil Humphreys Heroes In War Sayings By Neil Humphreys: The rising wave of nostalgia and an increasing interest in heritage sites and historic buildings
The casting of the brash United States Army Air Force officer Colonel Robert E. Hogan and the pompous German Luftwaffe officer Colonel Wilhelm Klink was inspired. For this series - a comedy with the serious backdrop of war - to succeed, the lead players had to be the perfect fit. The dynamic portrayal of this military odd couple had to be articulate, accurate, and precise. For the show to work, for the concept to be accepted, for one of the most outlandish premises in television history to be believed, the actors signed to play the two leading characters not only had to bring these extreme individuals to life with broad, fictional strokes, they had to make them real in the details.Carol M. Ford Heroes In War Sayings By Carol M. Ford: The casting of the brash United States Army Air Force officer Colonel Robert E. Hogan
I like to tell people that I have the best job in the media. All I do is hang around with heroes. I do that every week for my 'War Stories' documentary series - and when FOX News wants - I go off and cover the young Americans we send to places like Afghanistan or Iraq.Oliver North Heroes In War Sayings By Oliver North: I like to tell people that I have the best job in the media. All
There was a generation of kids who were just kind of emulating distant heroes and wearing peace symbols, and parents who were thinking of themselves as liberal and removed from barbarity, but it also was the era of Vietnam. I very much was influenced - and I think the whole country was kind of in a state of shock - for the first time seeing the horror and cruelty of war.Wes Craven Heroes In War Sayings By Wes Craven: There was a generation of kids who were just kind of emulating distant heroes and
Annabeth," he said hesitantly, "in New Rome, demigods can live their whole lives in peace."
Her expression turned guarded. "Reyna explained it to me. But, Percy, you belong at Camp Half-Blood. That other life - "
"I know," Percy said. "But while I was there, I saw so many demigods living without fear: kids going to college, couples getting married and raising families. There's nothing like that at Camp Half-Blood. I kept thinking about you and me ... and maybe someday when this war with the giants is over ... "
It was hard to tell in the golden light, but he thought Annabeth was blushing. "Oh," she said ...
"I'm sorry," he said. "I just ... I had to think of that to keep going. To give me hope. Forget I mentioned - "
"No!" she said. "Gods, Percy, that's so sweet.
Rick Riordan Heroes In War Sayings By Rick Riordan: Annabeth," he said hesitantly, "in New Rome, demigods can live their whole lives in peace."
Our national fondness for celebrating the physical heroism of soldiers - the apparent readiness with which they sacrifice their lives to larger causes - eclipses the far less romantic displays of moral and intellectual fortitude that also distinguish so many of them. In turning them all into heroes, we have lost a sense of the individuality they also fight to preserve.Elizabeth Samet Heroes In War Sayings By Elizabeth Samet: Our national fondness for celebrating the physical heroism of soldiers - the apparent readiness with
Spielberg's film portrays Oscar as a hero of this century. That is not true. Neither he nor I were heroes. We were just what we were able to be. In war we are all souls without a destiny,Emilie Schindler Heroes In War Sayings By Emilie Schindler: Spielberg's film portrays Oscar as a hero of this century. That is not true. Neither
In the emergency of growing up, we all need heroes. But the father I grew up with was no hero to me, not then. He was too wounded in the head, too endlessly and terribly sad. Too funny, too explosive, too confusing. Heroes are uncomplicated. *This* makes them do *that* ... But the war does not make sense. War senselessly wounds everyone right down the line. A body bag fits more than just its intended corpse. Take the 58,000 American soldiers lost in Vietnam and multiply by four, five, six - and only then does one begin to realize the damage this war has done ... War when necessary, is unspeakable. When unnecessary, it is unforgivable. It is not an occasion for heroism. It is an occasion only for survival and death. To regard war in any other way only guarantees its inevitable reappearance.Tom Bissell Heroes In War Sayings By Tom Bissell: In the emergency of growing up, we all need heroes. But the father I grew
One of my heroes, almost necessarily from what I'm saying, of course, is Borges, who is a supreme master of doing thing
being a data bank
and the beauty of this economy is that he could have written War and Peace in three or four pages; who knows, it might have been a better book.
Peter Greenaway Heroes In War Sayings By Peter Greenaway: One of my heroes, almost necessarily from what I'm saying, of course, is Borges, who
My heroes, our time together is short," Juno said. "I am grateful that you called upon me. I have spent weeks in a state of pain and confusion...my Greek and Roman natures warring against each other. Worse, I've been forced to hide from Jupiter, who searches for me in his misguided wrath, believing that I caused this war with Gaea." "Gee," Annabeth said, "why would he think that?Rick Riordan Heroes In War Sayings By Rick Riordan: My heroes, our time together is short," Juno said. "I am grateful that you called
The Greatest Generation?
They tell me I am a member of the greatest generation. That's because I saw combat duty as a bombardier in World War 11. But I refuse to celebrate "the greatest generation" because in so doing we are celebrating courage and sacrifice in the cause of war. And we are miseducating the young to believe that military heroism is the noblest form of heroism, when it should be remembered only as the tragic accompaniment of horrendous policies driven by power and profit. The current infatuation with World War 11 prepares us
innocently on the part of some, deliberately on the part of others
for more war, more military adventures, more attempts to emulate the military heroes of the past.
Howard Zinn Heroes In War Sayings By Howard Zinn: The Greatest Generation?They tell me I am a member of the greatest generation. That's because
We're a nation of celebrity and hero worshipers, so much so that we make heroes out of those who aren't, such as John Wayne: a patriotic, red-blooded, two-fisted American who spent the Second World War in the trenches on the movie lots of Hollywood.Vincent Bugliosi Heroes In War Sayings By Vincent Bugliosi: We're a nation of celebrity and hero worshipers, so much so that we make heroes
War is too messy to produce easy heroes and villains; there are always brave people on the wrong side, and evil men among the victors, and a mass of perfectly ordinary people struggling to survive and understand in between. Away from the battlefields, war forces individuals to make impossible choices in circumstances they did not create, and could never have expected. Most accommodate, some collaborate, and a very few find an internal compass they never knew they had, pointing to the right path.Ben Macintyre Heroes In War Sayings By Ben Macintyre: War is too messy to produce easy heroes and villains; there are always brave people
I declare that civil war is inevitable and is near at hand. When it comes the descendants of the heroes of Lexington and Bunker Hill will be found equal in patriotism, courage and heroic endurance with the descendants of the heroes of Cowpens and Yorktown. For this reason I predict the civil war which is now at hand will be stubborn and of long duration.Sam Houston Heroes In War Sayings By Sam Houston: I declare that civil war is inevitable and is near at hand. When it comes
On the second floor was the office in which Houston pounded an ancient typewriter with two fingers, always setting an example of unceasing hard work for his admiring students. They had no hint of the fact that their hard-driving dean had contracted tuberculosis while serving as a GI in France in Word War I. Houstan always seemed vibrant and impassioned in the chase for justice as he tried to expose his students to everything relating to the law that might give them an advantage.
...
"I never worked hard until I got to the Howard Law School and met Charlie Houston," Marshal told me. "I saw this man's dedication, his vision, his willingness to sacrifice, and I told myself, 'You either shape up or ship out.' When you are being challenged by a great human being, you know that you can't ship out."
So Houston rescued Marshall and launched him into a career as one of the greatest lawyers in American history.
Carl T. Rowan Heroes In War Sayings By Carl T. Rowan: On the second floor was the office in which Houston pounded an ancient typewriter with
War, in some ways, is merciful to men. It makes them heroes if they are the victors. If they are the vanquished - they do not live to see their homes taken, their wives widowed. But if you are a woman - you must live through defeat...Samhita Arni Heroes In War Sayings By Samhita Arni: War, in some ways, is merciful to men. It makes them heroes if they are
In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.H.L. Mencken Heroes In War Sayings By H.L. Mencken: In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.
In the wake of the Communist victory in 1949 and the CCP's subsequent decades of lavish self-praise as heroes of the anti-Japanese resistance, the Nationalist war effort has often been overlooked and denigrated.31Andrew G. Walder Heroes In War Sayings By Andrew G. Walder: In the wake of the Communist victory in 1949 and the CCP's subsequent decades of
They refused to sing non-German songs. The greater the efforts made to win them away from their German allegiance, the more they exalted the glory of their German heroes. They stinted themselves in buying things to eat, so that they might spare their pennies to help the war chest of their elders. They were incredibly alert in the significance of what the non-German teachers said and they contradicted in unison. They wore the forbidden emblems of their own kinsfolk and were happy when penalized for doing so, or even physically punished. In miniature they were mirrors of loyalty from which the older people might learn a lesson.Adolf Hitler Heroes In War Sayings By Adolf Hitler: They refused to sing non-German songs. The greater the efforts made to win them away
I seem to remember only centuries of heroic war, in which you were always heroes
epic on epic, Iliad on Iliad, and you always brothers in arms. Whether it was but recently (for time is nothing), or at the beginning of the world, I sent you out to war. I sat in the darkness, where there is not any created thing, and to you I was only a voice commanding valour and an unnatural virtue. You heard the voice in the dark, and you never heard it again. The sun in heaven denied it, the earth and sky denied it, all human wisdom denied it. And when I met you in the daylight I denied it myself ... But you were men. You did not forget your secret honour, though the whole cosmos turned an engine of torture to tear it out of you.
G.K. Chesterton Heroes In War Sayings By G.K. Chesterton: I seem to remember only centuries of heroic war, in which you were always heroesepic
Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction! Be heroes in an army of construction!Helen Keller Heroes In War Sayings By Helen Keller: Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction! Be heroes in an army
So it was that the war in the air began. Men rode upon the whirlwind that night and slew and fell like archangels. The sky rained heroes upon the astonished earth. Surely the last fights of mankind were the best. What was the heavy pounding of your Homeric swordsmen, what was the creaking charge of chariots, besides this swift rush, this crash, this giddy triumph, this headlong sweep to death?H.G.Wells Heroes In War Sayings By H.G.Wells: So it was that the war in the air began. Men rode upon the whirlwind
I don't like the word "hero." There are no heroes in war. As soon as someone picks up a weapon, they can no longer be good. They won't be able to.Svetlana Alexievich Heroes In War Sayings By Svetlana Alexievich: I don't like the word "hero." There are no heroes in war. As soon as
The heroes of Flight 93 won the first battle in the War on Terror, and they should never be forgotten.Jim Ramstad Heroes In War Sayings By Jim Ramstad: The heroes of Flight 93 won the first battle in the War on Terror, and
Each time a new disaster puts miners in the news, the press tries to make them into heroes, but they don't quite fit the bill. They don't march off to war or rush into burning buildings or rid our streets of crime.Tawni O'Dell Heroes In War Sayings By Tawni O'Dell: Each time a new disaster puts miners in the news, the press tries to make
I cherish the memories of a question my grandson asked me the other day when he said, 'Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?' Grandpa said 'No ... but I served in a company of heroes.'Richard Winters Heroes In War Sayings By Richard Winters: I cherish the memories of a question my grandson asked me the other day when
Far to our left I could see a commercial airliner on final approach to Soekarno-Hatta. Far to our right I could see the outline of tall city buildings. The imagery was hard to ignore. In the midst was an impoverished world filled with dangerous radicals. Some believed it was God's will to crash airplanes into buildings. Some recruited children to self-detonate on buses and in coffee shops. It must be incredibly difficult to hold fast to hope when you live in such a world. It's also hard to keep faith with humanity when religious ideology is used as an impetus for war. But I also believe that for every war there is a hero ... and for me, Jakarta will always be Indira's city.Tucker Elliot Heroes In War Sayings By Tucker Elliot: Far to our left I could see a commercial airliner on final approach to Soekarno-Hatta.
There's no glory in this whole shit. No war is ever glorious. Heroes are usually dead. Besides, they rarely turn into heroes because they are super-humans, but because of circumstances.
Heroes rarely think. Heroes just act. So, all this is, is a stage for glory, small, personal and up to each one of us.
Aleksandr Voinov Heroes In War Sayings By Aleksandr Voinov: There's no glory in this whole shit. No war is ever glorious. Heroes are usually
What we dedicate today is not a memorial to war, rather it's a tribute to the physical and moral courage that makes heroes out of farm and city boys and that inspires Americans in every generation to lay down their lives for people they will never meet, for ideals that make life itself worth living.Bob Dole Heroes In War Sayings By Bob Dole: What we dedicate today is not a memorial to war, rather it's a tribute to
Robert Browning's childhood was passed in an unusually serene and happy home. In Development he tells how, at five years of age, he was made to understand the main facts of the Trojan War by his father's clever use of the cat, the dogs, the pony in the stable, and the page-boy, to impersonate the heroes of that ancient conflict.Robert Browning Heroes In War Sayings By Robert Browning: Robert Browning's childhood was passed in an unusually serene and happy home. In Development he
I have learned from first hand experience that war is the destroyer of everything that is good in the world, it turns our young into soulless killers and we tell them that they are heroes when they master the 'art' of killing.Kevin Benderman Heroes In War Sayings By Kevin Benderman: I have learned from first hand experience that war is the destroyer of everything that
"For 46 years, we were engaged in a worldwide battle against communism". "During that time, there were countless heroes, who served in our nation's Armed Forces and played a critical role in America's triumph. These men and women, who sacrificed so much for so many, deserve to be awarded the Cold War Service Medal in recognized of their faithful service to their country and tireless defense of freedom around the world."Mary Landrieu Heroes In War Sayings By Mary Landrieu: "For 46 years, we were engaged in a worldwide battle against communism". "During that time,
Women encourage killers. They do it by falling in love with warriors and heroes. Men know it and respond with enthusiasm. The Crusaders marched off to war with ladies favors in their helmets. The heroes sliced up adults and baked infants on spits, all the while thinking of how the damsels back home would admire their bravery.Howard Bloom Heroes In War Sayings By Howard Bloom: Women encourage killers. They do it by falling in love with warriors and heroes. Men
The meaning of sex is illustrated by two eponymous heroes of British history, King Edward VII (who flourished in the years before the First World War) and the King Edward variety of potato which has fed the British working class for almost as long). The potato, unlike the royal family, reproduces asexually. Every King Edward potato is identical to every other and each on has the same set of genes as the hoary ancestor of all potatoes bearing that name. This is convenient for the farmer and the grocer, which is why sex is not encouraged among potatoes.Steve Jones Heroes In War Sayings By Steve Jones: The meaning of sex is illustrated by two eponymous heroes of British history, King Edward
We are all proud of is World War II where we went in, we were decisive, we came to the conclusion that freedom prevailed, and we were heroes.John F. Kerry Heroes In War Sayings By John F. Kerry: We are all proud of is World War II where we went in, we were
But most of these women -- the famous and the obscure -- had one thing in common: they did not think of themselves as heroes. They followed their consciences, saw something that needed to be done, and they did it. And all of them helped win a war, even though many of them paid the ultimate price for their contribution. But their sacrifice was not in vain, especially if their courage continues to inspire others to fight injustice and evil wherever they find it.
--From Women Heroes of WWII
Kathryn J. Atwood Heroes In War Sayings By Kathryn J. Atwood: But most of these women -- the famous and the obscure -- had one thing
The 2.4 million bright, brave, incredibly fit and remarkably talented young Americans who have served in our armed forces since we were attacked on 9-11-01 are all volunteers. As General Petraeus put it during a conversation we had in Afghanistan, 'They all came or stayed, knowing they were going to war.' For more than a decade, these patriots and their loved ones have made extraordinary sacrifices for this country. They embody the classical definition of heroes: those who put themselves at risk for the benefit of others.Oliver North Heroes In War Sayings By Oliver North: The 2.4 million bright, brave, incredibly fit and remarkably talented young Americans who have served
Virtually every society that survived did so by socializing its sons to be disposable. Disposable in war; disposable in work. We need warriors and volunteer firefighters, so we label these men heroes.Warren Farrell Heroes In War Sayings By Warren Farrell: Virtually every society that survived did so by socializing its sons to be disposable. Disposable
We had set out in a rain of flowers to seek the death of heroes. The war was our dream of greatness, power and glory. It was a man's work, a duel on the fields whose flowers would be stained with blood. There is no lovelier death in the world ... Anything rather than stay at home, anything to make one with the rest.Ernst Junger Heroes In War Sayings By Ernst Junger: We had set out in a rain of flowers to seek the death of heroes.
Nothing glamorous like the write-ups in the papers or the newsreels. We weren't heroes. We were only there ...Robert Cormier Heroes In War Sayings By Robert Cormier: Nothing glamorous like the write-ups in the papers or the newsreels. We weren't heroes. We
John Smith: Mankind doesn't need warfare and bloodshed to prove itself. Everyday life can provide honour and valour. Let's hope that from now on this country can find its heroes in smaller places. In the most ordinary of deeds.Paul Cornell Heroes In War Sayings By Paul Cornell: John Smith: Mankind doesn't need warfare and bloodshed to prove itself. Everyday life can provide
In 1940 I was just turning 5 years old and being taken to the movies. For those of us who were not old enough to understand the horror of war it was a very romantic era because these guys were kissing their wives and girlfriends goodbye and going off to fight and become heroes.Woody Allen Heroes In War Sayings By Woody Allen: In 1940 I was just turning 5 years old and being taken to the movies.
The real heroes are those ones who are forgotten, forsaken and remain the nameless ones, in the history of time.Auliq Ice Heroes In War Sayings By Auliq Ice: The real heroes are those ones who are forgotten, forsaken and remain the nameless ones,
This section of Scripture reminds me of the rows of white crosses along the wind-swept hills of Normandy. We're free today because, in June 1944, during the three-month battle of Normandy, nearly fifty-three thousand "nobodies" paid the ultimate price to defeat Nazi tyranny. No fewer than 9, 387 grave markers overlook Omaha Beach, many of them bearing the names of men who died during the first hours of the invasion called D-day. Beneath every white marker lies a person of significance because each one had an impact on the rest of history; each one made a difference. It's a very moving place to be. Visitors to that patch of land near Colleville-sur Mer, France, frequently weep quietly because there the real heroes of the war are silently honored.Charles R. Swindoll Heroes In War Sayings By Charles R. Swindoll: This section of Scripture reminds me of the rows of white crosses along the wind-swept
Everything failed to subdue me. Soon everything seemed dull: another sunrise, the lives of heroes, falling in love, war, the discoveries people made about each other. The only thing that didn't bore me, obviously enough, was how much money Tim Price made, and yet in its obviousness it did. There wasn't a clear, identifiable emotion within me, except for greed and, possibly, total disgust. I had all the characteristics of a human being - flesh, blood, skin, hair - but my depersonalization was so intense, had gone so deep, that the normal ability to feel compassion had been eradicated, the victim of a slow, purposeful erasure. I was simply imitating reality, a rough resemblance of a human being, with only a dim corner of my mind functioning. Something horrible was happening and yet I couldn't figure out why - I couldn't put my finger on it.Bret Easton Ellis Heroes In War Sayings By Bret Easton Ellis: Everything failed to subdue me. Soon everything seemed dull: another sunrise, the lives of heroes,
There is no escape. You can't be a vagabond and an artist and still be a solid citizen, a wholesome, upstanding man. You want to get drunk, so you have to accept the hangover. You say yes to the sunlight and pure fantasies, so you have to say yes to the filth and the nausea. Everything is within you, gold and mud, happiness and pain, the laughter of childhood and the apprehension of death. Say yes to everything, shirk nothing. Don't try to lie to yourself. You are not a solid citizen. You are not a Greek. You are not harmonious, or the master of yourself. You are a bird in the storm. Let it storm! Let it drive you! How much have you lied! A thousand times, even in your poems and books, you have played the harmonious man, the wise man, the happy, the enlightened man. In the same way, men attacking in war have played heroes, while their bowels twitched. My God, what a poor ape, what a fencer in the mirror man is- particularly the artist- particularly myself!Hermann Hesse Heroes In War Sayings By Hermann Hesse: There is no escape. You can't be a vagabond and an artist and still be
I saw some war heroes ... John Kerry is not a war hero. He couldn't tie the shoes of some of the people in Coastal Division 11.John O'Neill Heroes In War Sayings By John O'Neill: I saw some war heroes ... John Kerry is not a war hero. He couldn't
Many a man looking death, or simply compromise, in the face has been spared the label coward because his faith was bolstered by the memory of heroes who walked before him.Doug Phillips Heroes In War Sayings By Doug Phillips: Many a man looking death, or simply compromise, in the face has been spared the
As each brigade emerged from the woods, from 50 to 100 guns opened upon it, tearing great gaps in its ranks; but the heroes pressed on and were shot down by reserves at the guns. It was not war, it was murder.Daniel Harvey Hill Heroes In War Sayings By Daniel Harvey Hill: As each brigade emerged from the woods, from 50 to 100 guns opened upon it,
What's the difference? Fill a hundred pits with dead Northmen, congratulations, have a parade! Kill one man in the same uniform as you? A crime. A murder. Worse than despicable. Are we not all men? All blood and bone and dreams?Joe Abercrombie Heroes In War Sayings By Joe Abercrombie: What's the difference? Fill a hundred pits with dead Northmen, congratulations, have a parade! Kill
Canada is lacking two things. It's true. Don't make me say it again. The first is Olympic Heroes [ ... ] The second thing that Canada is lacking is Memorial Day, which is today by the way, where we in the States celebrate our war heroes by having barbeques . And I realize here in Canada you can't have barbeques because you'd probably be attacked by a moose, or caribou, or even a grizzly.Kurt Angle Heroes In War Sayings By Kurt Angle: Canada is lacking two things. It's true. Don't make me say it again. The first
I don't think that anybody in any war thinks of themselves as a hero. The minute anybody presumes that they are heroes, they get their boots taken away from them and buried in the sand.Steven Spielberg Heroes In War Sayings By Steven Spielberg: I don't think that anybody in any war thinks of themselves as a hero. The
This book is not about heroes. English poetry is not yet fit to speak of them. Nor is it about deeds, or lands, nor anything about glory, honour, might, majesty, dominion, or power, except War. Above all I am not concerned with Poetry. My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity.Wilfred Owen Heroes In War Sayings By Wilfred Owen: This book is not about heroes. English poetry is not yet fit to speak of
Most of the boys would come with bits of equipment that their fathers had given them from their war days - helmets, canteens, binoculars, these kinds of things - that leant a kind of authenticity to the games we were playing. But, of course, my father never gave me anything. So I began to question him. You know, Why don't you have anything from the war? And I think he was ... embarrassed to tell me he hadn't fought, because, you know, little boys want to turn their fathers into heroes, and he didn't want to be diminished in my eyes.Paul Auster Heroes In War Sayings By Paul Auster: Most of the boys would come with bits of equipment that their fathers had given
We choose and make our heroes from what we have read, heard and believed in.Pushpa Rana Heroes In War Sayings By Pushpa Rana: We choose and make our heroes from what we have read, heard and believed in.
For as long as this nation has known war, we have embraced the heroes it has produced. Americans have rightfully noted the honor and nobility of courage under hostile fire and thanked those who perished in their defense.James T. Walsh Heroes In War Sayings By James T. Walsh: For as long as this nation has known war, we have embraced the heroes it
Your grandfather was a hero in a war, girls. He wasn't a bad man or a weak man. Maybe he was too old to have a second family, a second wife and your mother and me, so many years after he lost his first. Maybe he was too old to fight anymore, and that's why he let me be taken away. I've thought about this for years and years. All I know is there are no heroes in this world. Not really. Just men and women who become old and tired and lose the strength to fight for what they love any longer.Joseph Boyden Heroes In War Sayings By Joseph Boyden: Your grandfather was a hero in a war, girls. He wasn't a bad man or
I remember Massensen, and Ikkin, and Gwafa, and Mennad. Massensen defeated three great-horned iron bulls on the Melos Plain in the Jadmar Rebellion. Ikkin Dancing Spear killed the Jadmar's war chief, the giant Amazul. Gwafa demolished the Nekril, the will-casting coven that laid siege to Aghbalu. Mennad gave his life saving the Prism in Pericol when he was there to sign the Ilytian Papers. All these heroes were one man. Massensen took a new name every time he performed another act that would make any other man a legend. Where others would take a name that celebrated their heroic act to remind people of it forever, Massensen did the opposite. He took a new, plainer name each time, and refused to become even a watch captain. He believed that all glory should be reflected to Orholam, and that his own fame should be shared with his companions and his Prism.Brent Weeks Heroes In War Sayings By Brent Weeks: I remember Massensen, and Ikkin, and Gwafa, and Mennad. Massensen defeated three great-horned iron bulls
Ironically, the memory of the women heroes of World War I was largely eclipsed by the very women they had inspired. The more blatant evil enacted into law by Nazi Germany during the Second World War ensured that those who fought against it would continue to fascinate long after the first war had become a vague, unpleasant memory - one brought to mind only by fading photographs of serious, helmeted young men standing in sandbagged trenches or smiling young women in ankle-length nursing uniforms, or by the presence of poppies in Remembrance Day ceremonies.Kathryn J. Atwood Heroes In War Sayings By Kathryn J. Atwood: Ironically, the memory of the women heroes of World War I was largely eclipsed by
I wondered if there were planets where it's okay to murder people. I decided there must be, reminding myself that in war, after all, killers are heroes.Ryu Murakami Heroes In War Sayings By Ryu Murakami: I wondered if there were planets where it's okay to murder people. I decided there
There are men who bloom in chaos. You call them heroes or villains, depending on which side wins the war, but until the battle call they are but normal men who long for action, who lust for the opportunity to throw off the routine of their normal lives like a cocoon and come into their own. They sense a destiny larger than themselves, but only when structures collapse around them do these men become warriors.Guillermo Del Toro Heroes In War Sayings By Guillermo Del Toro: There are men who bloom in chaos. You call them heroes or villains, depending on
People try to glorify war, particularly those who aren't actually fighting in them. People tend to make heroes of those who are fighting in them.John Boyne Heroes In War Sayings By John Boyne: People try to glorify war, particularly those who aren't actually fighting in them. People tend
It grey louder. Louder. They were singing, singing at the top of their lungs. Andrius joined, and then my brother and the gray-haired man. And finally, the bald man joined in, singing out national anthem. 'Lithuania, land of heroes...Ruta Sepetys Heroes In War Sayings By Ruta Sepetys: It grey louder. Louder. They were singing, singing at the top of their lungs. Andrius
If we take a small step in extolling peacemakers as much as honoring war heroes, we will be making a giant leap towards peace.Newton Lee Heroes In War Sayings By Newton Lee: If we take a small step in extolling peacemakers as much as honoring war heroes,
There was no feeling of dedication because it was absolutely involuntary. I do not doubt that if the Marines had asked for volunteers for an impossible campaign such as Guadalcanal, almost everyone now fighting would have stepped forward. But that is sacrifice; that is voluntary. Being expended robs you of the exultation, the self-abnegation, the absolute freedom of self-sacrifice. Being puts one in the role of victim rather than sacrificer, and there is always something begrudging in this. I doubt if Isaac would have accepted the knife of his father, Abraham, entirely without reproach; yet, for the same master, he would have gladly gone to his death a thousand times. The world is full of the sacrifice of heroes and martyrs, but there was only one Victim.Robert Leckie Heroes In War Sayings By Robert Leckie: There was no feeling of dedication because it was absolutely involuntary. I do not doubt
Heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives! You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours. You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Heroes In War Sayings By Mustafa Kemal Ataturk: Heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives! You are now lying in the
If you are able, save for them a place inside of you and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go. "Be not ashamed to say you loved them, though you may or may not have always. Take what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own. "And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind." ThisPhil Marshall Heroes In War Sayings By Phil Marshall: If you are able, save for them a place inside of you and save one
He thought of that heroic Colonel Pontmercy ... who had left upon every field of victory in Europe drops of that same blood which he, Marius, had in his veins, who had grown grey before his time in discipline and in command, who had lived with his sword-belt buckled, his epaulets falling on his breast, his cockade blackened by powder, his forehead wrinkled by the cap, in the barracks, in the camp, in the bivouac, in the ambulance, and who after twenty years had returned from the great wars with his cheek scarred, his face smiling, simple, tranquil, admirable, pure as a child, having done everything for France and nothing against her.Victor Hugo Heroes In War Sayings By Victor Hugo: He thought of that heroic Colonel Pontmercy ... who had left upon every field of
An oncology ward is a battlefield, and there are definite hierarchies of command. The patients, they're the ones doing the tour of duty. The doctors breeze in and out like conquering heroes, but they need to read your child's chart to remember where they've left off from the previous visit. It is the nurses who are the seasoned sergeants
the ones who are there when your baby is shaking with such a high fever she needs to be bathed in ice, the ones who can teach you how to flush a central venous catheter, or suggest which patient floor might still have Popsicles left to be stolen, or tell you which dry cleaners know how to remove the stains of blood and chemotherapies from clothing. The nurses know the name of your daughter's stuffed walrus and show her how to make tissue paper flowers to twine around her IV stand. The doctors may be mapping out the war games, but it is the nurses who make the conflict bearable.
Jodi Picoult Heroes In War Sayings By Jodi Picoult: An oncology ward is a battlefield, and there are definite hierarchies of command. The patients,
The New York Times is reporting that back in the '60s, presidential candidate Howard Dean used a letter from a doctor about a back condition to keep himself out of the draft in Vietnam and then spent 10 months skiing. Well it sounds like he's done the impossible. He actually made Bill Clinton and George Bush look like war heroes.Jay Leno Heroes In War Sayings By Jay Leno: The New York Times is reporting that back in the '60s, presidential candidate Howard Dean
In the stories after the war, all the resistance heroes were dashing, sinewy types who could construct machine guns from paperclips. And the Germans either raised their godlike blond heads through open tank hatches to watch broken cities scroll past, or else were psychopathic, sex-crazed torturers of beautiful Jewesses. Where did the boy fit in? He made such a faint presence. It was like being in the room with a feather. But his soul glowed with some fundamental kindness, didn't it?Anthony Doerr Heroes In War Sayings By Anthony Doerr: In the stories after the war, all the resistance heroes were dashing, sinewy types who
The Peloponnesian War turns out to be no dry chronicle of abstract cause and effect. No, it is above all an intense, riveting, and timeless story of strong and weak men, of heroes and scoundrels and innocents too, all caught in the fateful circumstances of rebellion, plague, and war that always strip away the veneer of culture and show us for what we really are.Thucydides Heroes In War Sayings By Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War turns out to be no dry chronicle of abstract cause and effect.
The war at Troy seemed to grow in song, poetry, and story all the while. As it faded from living memory, it grew larger and larger. Men claimed descent from one or the other of the heroes, or, failing that, anyone who had fought in the war, which now assumed the stature of a clash between the gods and the titans.Margaret George Heroes In War Sayings By Margaret George: The war at Troy seemed to grow in song, poetry, and story all the while.
Generally speaking, men are held in great esteem in all parts of the world, so why shouldn't women have their share? Soldiers and war heroes are honored and commemorated, explorers are granted immortal fame, martyrs are revered, but how many people look upon women too as soldiers?Anne Frank Heroes In War Sayings By Anne Frank: Generally speaking, men are held in great esteem in all parts of the world, so
The Ice Nation is a pretty brutal place. They breed war heroes. The relationship between mother and child, in that world, is a little bit different than it is in our own society. But, no one really likes being a disappointment to their parents and their family.Zach McGowan Heroes In War Sayings By Zach McGowan: The Ice Nation is a pretty brutal place. They breed war heroes. The relationship between
Bright were the memories of his childhood at these docks, to which he had been ever drawn by the allure of the stranger traders as they swung into their berths like weary and weathered heroes returned from some elemental war. In those days it was uncommon to see the galleys of the Freemen Privateers ease into the bay, sleek and riding low with booty. They hailed from such mysterious ports as Filman Orras, Fort By a Half, Dead Man's Story, and exile; names that rang of adventure in the ears of a lad who had never seen his home city from outside its walls.
The man slowed as he reached the foot of the stone pier. The years between him and that lad marched through his mind, a possession of martial images growing ever grimmer. If he searched out the many crossroads he had come to in the past, he saw their skies storm-warped, the lands ragged and wind-torn. The forces of age and experience worked on them now, and whatever choices he had made then seemed fated and almost desperate.
Steven Erikson Heroes In War Sayings By Steven Erikson: Bright were the memories of his childhood at these docks, to which he had been
The single combats of the heroes of history or fable amuse our fancy and engage our affections: the skillful evolutions of war may inform the mind, and improve a necessary, though pernicious, science. But in the uniform and odious pictures of a general assault, all is blood, and horror, and confusion ...Edward Gibbon Heroes In War Sayings By Edward Gibbon: The single combats of the heroes of history or fable amuse our fancy and engage
Why aren't boys more engaged in school? According to Sommers, schools today tend to be run by women for girls. Classrooms can be hostile environments for boys. They like action, competition and adventure stories. Those are not in favor. Games like tag and dodge-ball are out; tug of war has become tug of peace, and male heroes have been replaced by Girl Power.Helen Smith Heroes In War Sayings By Helen Smith: Why aren't boys more engaged in school? According to Sommers, schools today tend to be
The man is a monster. The worst I have ever seen, in fact, since I last looked in the mirror. The truth? I am rotting too. I am buried alive, and already rotting. If I was not such a coward I would kill myself, but I am, and so I must content myself with killing others in the hope that one day, if I can only wade deep enough in blood, I will come out clean.Joe Abercrombie Heroes In War Sayings By Joe Abercrombie: The man is a monster. The worst I have ever seen, in fact, since I
May therefore God give us the strength to continue to do our duty and with this prayer we bow in homage before our dead heroes, before those whom they have left behind in bereavement, and before all the other victims of this war.Adolf Hitler Heroes In War Sayings By Adolf Hitler: May therefore God give us the strength to continue to do our duty and with
An artist is the magician put among men to gratify
capriciously
their urge for immortality. The temples are built and brought down around him, continuously and contiguously, from Troy to the fields of Flanders. If there is any meaning in any of it, it is in what survives as art, yes even in the celebration of tyrants, yes even in the celebration of nonentities. What now of the Trojan War if it had been passed over by the artist's touch? Dust. A forgotten expedition prompted by Greek merchants looking for new markets. A minor redistribution of broken pots. But it is we who stand enriched, by a tale of heroes, of a golden apple, a wooden horse, a face that launched a thousand ships
and above all, of Ulysses, the wanderer, the most human, the most complete of all heroes
husband, father, son, lover, farmer, soldier, pacifist, politician, inventor and adventurer ...
Tom Stoppard Heroes In War Sayings By Tom Stoppard: An artist is the magician put among men to gratifycapriciouslytheir urge for immortality. The temples
Would you believe in a story without the heroes? There are stories without heroes.Pushpa Rana Heroes In War Sayings By Pushpa Rana: Would you believe in a story without the heroes? There are stories without heroes.
Zhukov was the most successful commander of World War II, who fell from grace under Khrushchev, but never lost his place in the pantheon of Soviet heroes.Georgy Zhukov Heroes In War Sayings By Georgy Zhukov: Zhukov was the most successful commander of World War II, who fell from grace under
On this International Day of UN Peacekeepers, let us pay tribute to the men and women from countries across the world who serve selflessly, tirelessly and fearlessly in UN peacekeeping operations. Let us remember the heroes who have laid down their lives in lands far from their own in the service of peace. And let us reaffirm our commitment to building a world free from the scourge of war.Kofi Annan Heroes In War Sayings By Kofi Annan: On this International Day of UN Peacekeepers, let us pay tribute to the men and