You cannot choose your battlefield, God does that for you; But you can plant a standard Where a standard never flew.
Stephen Crane Quotes
At times he regarded the wounded soldiers in an envious way. He conceived persons with torn bodies to be peculiarly happy. He wished that he, too, had a wound, a red badge of courage.
I was a Socialist for two weeks but when a couple of Socialists assured me I had no right to think differently from any other Socialist and then quarrelled with each other about what Socialism meant, I ran away.
There was a man with a tongue of wood who essayed to sing, and in truth it was lamentable. But there was one who heard the clip-clapper of this tongue of wood and knew what the man wished to sing, and with that the singer was content.
Every sin is the result of collaboration.
Indifference is a militant thing… when it goes away it leaves smoking ruins, where lie citizens bayonetted through the throat. It is not a children’s pastime like mere highway robbery.
I stood upon a high place, and saw, below, many devils running, leaping, and carousing in sin. One looked up, grinning, and said, “Comrade! Brother!”
A man feared that he might find an assassin; Another that he might find a victim. One was more wise than the other.