You’ve got an adventurous spirit which, for the most part, is wonderful. It’s the reason why you’ve already had so many exciting and unique experiences. But that bold part of your personality also means that you impulsively jump into things too fast - with people who are interesting and fascinating on the outside, but who often turn out to be unreliable or flaky once you get to know them
“It’s impossible,” said pride.
“It’s risky,” said experience.
“It’s pointless,” said reason.
“Give it a try,” whispered the heart.
It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will
That instant penetrated us, our brains, our nerves, our flesh, our spirits, and did not abandon us for many days.
The top of his head was split open and his brain was bulging out, suddenly he began to scream, a scream that I soon began to know only too well... it was the sound produced from a human being in a state of agony, which eliminated reason.
When I think of your Red Cross practises on boy scouts, and the grim reality, it makes one wonder. And the biggest wonder of it all is the grit there is in them, and the price they are individually and unquestioningly paying for doing their bit in this War.
the 'carnage' is being appauling, and we have been practically in it, as far as horrors go.
The three of us listened glumly to the shrapnel raining down like a thunder-shower upon the trees in the park-those quiet trees which on the night of my return from Malta had made death and horror seem so unbelievably remote.
"He's been dangerously wounded-and it doesn't say how!" It didn't say how. Now that I knew so much about wounds, that vagueness seemed the telegram's worst infliction.
One could not, he said, continually reflect upon the material and spiritual waste involved whenever that highly trained product, a man in the prime of life, was instantaneously killed by a stray bullet, or life at the front would be one long misery.