Subject: Conflict » War

The most dangerous thing in the combat zone is an officer with a map.

In a war of ideas it is people who get killed.

(1909 – 1966) Polish poet, writer & aphorist

I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate; and I can picture us attacking that world, because they’d never expect it.

(1949 – ) comedy writer & humorist

Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.

(1874 – 1936) English author & mystery novelist

Never advise anyone to go to war or to marry.

Going to war over religion, is basically just killing people in an argument over who has the better imaginary friend.

(1957 – 2007) American stand-up comedian & actor

I'm desperately trying to figure out why kamikaze pilots wore helmets.

actor, writer & editor

The consensus seemed to be that if really large numbers of men were sent to storm the mountain, then enough might survive the rocks to take the citadel; this is essentially the basis of all military thinking.

(1948 – ) English novelist

You can’t say civilization don’t advance, for in every war they kill you in a new way.

(1879 – 1935) humorist & social commentator

At this point we should just make it the 51st state: Welcome to Iraqachusetts: live free and die.

(1965 – ) American stand-up comedian, actor, director & author

Don’t worry about the war; it’s all over but the shooting.

(1879 – 1974) film producer

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won’t cross the street to vote in a national election.

(1915 – 1977) columnist, writer & actor

Do not needlessly endanger your lives until I give you the signal.

(1890 – 1969) 34th U.S. president, U.S. Army General

All humor is based on hostility – that’s why World War II was funny.

(1927 – ) playwright & screenwriter

War does not determine who is right – only who is left.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

I thought I had an appetite for destruction, but all I wanted was a club sandwich.

cartoon character in The Simpsons (Dan Castellaneta)

Claim victory and retreat.

God invented football so grown men would have something to do between wars.

(1929 – ) American author & sportswriter

The best armor is to keep out of range.

Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.

(1932 – ) American businessman & U.S. Secretary of Defense

God is usually on the side of the big squadrons against the small.

(1618 – 1693) French memoirist
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