«I had a dream about you. You were a soldier, and I was a war. You thought I was all there was to life, and I didn’t think anything about you. Why would I? I exist to end existence, and yet people still seem to glorify me.

Jarod Kintz

«We made love like a flag draped over the coffin of a soldier. But that soldier, he fought for that flag’s enemy—he fought for the innocent people living under the shadow of that flag.

Jarod Kintz

«Do the people in this country approve of this war?" [...].»

Ursula K. Le Guin

«Water shapes its course according to the nature of the ground over which it flows; the soldier works out his victory in relation to the foe whom he is facing.»

Sun Tzu

«The problems I had existed before I did, and I discovered them.»

Guy Sajer

«No war is ever a war without the loss of a life of a solider»


«This time we'll be fighting for the nation. The company commander says that it's better to be the ghost of a fallen soldier than a nationless slave. For the sake of our fellow countrymen, our families and our children, we have to resist to the very end... ("Vague Expectations")»

Xiao Hong

«We were soldiers, but even before we were showed how to kill our enemies, they taught us how to kill ourselves.»

Ruth Ozeki

«Only happy people have nightmares, from overeating. For those who live a nightmare reality, sleep is a black hole, lost in time, like death.»

Guy Sajer

«A young man is the perfect soldier. He has great potential for aggression and a limited critical capacity—or none at all—with which to analyze it and judge how to channel it. Throughout history societies have found ways of using this store of aggression, turning their adolescents into soldiers, cannon fodder with which to conquer their neighbors or defend themselves against their aggressors.»

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

«War always reaches the depths of horror because of idiots who perpetuate terror from generation to generation under the pretext of vengeance.»

Guy Sajer

«I feel proud that I have been counted worthy to have blood shed by a traitor, and to suffer torture at the hands of those who have undertaken to trail our Flag in the dust. Signed, Yours as Ever, Franklin M. Haven.»

Franklin Marion Havens

«Home? What is home? Home is where a house is that you come back to when the rainy season is about to begin, to wait until the next dry season comes around. Home is where your woman is, that you come back to in the intervals between a greater love - the only real love - the lust for riches buried in the earth, that are your own if you can find them.»

Cornell Woolrich

«Damn the wars but bless the soldier.»

T.L. Moffitt

«Being in war itself is a gallant, awards are mere decorations.»

Pushpa Rana

«Amnesia was a soldier's best friend, and luckily, it could be taught. Missing limbs still ache, but missing memories never do.»

Alex London

«He’s like a hero come back from the»

Henry Miller

«Tis action moves the world....[in] the game of chess, mind that: ye cannot leave your men to stand unmoving on the board and hope to win. A soldier must first step upon the battlefield if does mean to cross it.»

Susanna Kearsley

«You can’t get the blood out.»

Steven Ramirez

«Live for your country, die to yourself; live for yourself, die to your country.»

Anthony Liccione

«poor boy! I never knew you, Yet I think I could not refuse this moment to die for you, if that would save you»

Walt Whitman

«It’d been a long time since they’d been together, but as close as they were physically, they’d never been so far apart in every other way.»

Jennifer Faye

«Soldier's fashion accessory is his weapon just like a jewelry for women.»

Pushpa Rana

«I know what I'm capable of; I am a soldier now, a warrior. I am someone to fear, not hunt.”»

― Pittacus Lore, The Rise of Nine

«He was a real-life soldier playing soldier from his memories of made up soldiers.»

Alex London

«The unrelenting grip of Soldier’s Syndrome slips finger by slow finger. The marrow’s been affected—emotional leukemia at the deepest level. Transplants of love and friendship aid healing, yet time is still key, and the clock never ticks fast enough. Eternity gains perspective when seconds feel like years. How long have I been gone? Six eternities and counting.»

Chila Woychik

«To a man, professional soldiers despised terrorists, and each would dream about getting them in an even-up-battle; the idea of the Field of Honor had never died for the real professionals. It was the place where the ultimate decision was made on the basis of courage and skill, on the basis of manhood itself, and it was this concept that marked the professional soldier as a romantic, a person who truly believed in the rules.»

Tom Clancy

«I lay in my bed night after night staring at the ceiling and thinking, Why have I survived the war? Why was I the last person in my immediate family to be alive? I didn’t know.»

Ishmael Beah

«No time to spare: the expression assumed its full significance, as so many expressions do in wartime.»

Guy Sajer

«As I remember his laugh, there was nothing mad about it, it was more like the laugh of someone who has been the victim of a practical joke, a farce in which he had believed until suddenly he realized his folly.»

Guy Sajer