Saturday, April 25, 2009

"We are not youth any longer. We don't want to take the world by storm. We are fleeing. We fly from ourselves. From our life. We were eighteen and had begun to love life and the world; and we had to shoot it to pieces. The first bomb, the first explosion, burst in our hearts. We are cut off from activity, from striving, from progress. We believe in such things no longer, we believe in the war."
I'm reading All Quiet on the Western Front, just wondering how much you can regret something before you explode.

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Luna Moon said...

hm. I'm loving that quote, but I think a whole book like that may get annoying.

Congrats on passing your road test!