I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world.
Too Much Too
I can no longer think what I want to think. My thoughts have been replaced by moving images.
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We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory.
There is no French town in which the wounds inflicted on the battle-field are not bleeding.
Which Bleeding Inflicted
Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it.
Holes Slip Most
Suffering has roused them from the sleep of gentle life, and every day fills them with a terrible intoxication. They are now something more than themselves; those we loved were merely happy shadows.
In the beds which the piety of the public has prepared on every side, stricken men await the verdict of fate.
Piety Prepared Side
The swimmer adrift on the open seas measures his strength, and strives with all his muscles to keep himself afloat. But what is he to do when there is no land on the horizon, and none beyond it?
It is always brave to say what everyone thinks.
We can know nothing till after this grave debate. The soul must withdraw, for this is not its hour. Now the knife must divide the flesh, and lay the ravage bare, and do its work completely.
Bare Completely Withdraw