Soldier

«Graff had isolated Ender to make him struggle. To make him prove, not that he was competent, but that he was far better than everyone else. That was the only way he could win respect and friendship. It made him a better soldier then he would ever have been otherwise. It also made him lonely, afraid, angry, untrusting. And maybe those traits, too, made him a better soldier.»

Orson Scott Card


«Maybe the ultimate wound is the one that makes you miss the war you got it in.»

Sebastian Junger


«To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something; to be inspirational is to be crazy enough to live a little.»

Criss Jami


«War is life multiplied by some number that no one has ever heard of.»

Sebastian Junger


«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.
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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.
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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»

PureDragonWolf


«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