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A Farewell to Arms Quotes

14 of the best book quotes from A Farewell to Arms
  1. #1
    “If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”
  2. #2
    “And you’ll always love me, won’t you?”
    “Yes.”
    “And the rain won’t make any difference?”
    “No.”
  3. #3
    “You will be good to me, won’t you? . . . Because we’re going to have a strange life.”
  4. #4
    ″[T]he night can be a dreadful time for lonely people once their loneliness has started.”
  5. #5
    “You don’t have to pretend you love me.”
    “But I do love you.”
  6. #6
    “But life isn’t hard to manage when you’ve nothing to lose.”
  7. #7
    “I’m not brave any more darling. I’m all broken. They’ve broken me.”
  8. #8
    “Why, darling, I don’t live at all when I’m not with you.”
  1. #9
    “We won’t quarrel, baby. I love you too much. But don’t be a fool.”
  2. #10
    “I love you enough now. What do you want to do? Ruin me?”
    “Yes. I want to ruin you.”
    “Good,” I said. “That’s what I want too.”
  3. #11
    “When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve.”
  4. #12
    “The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”
  5. #13
    “No, that is the great fallacy, the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.”
  6. #14
    “They were beaten to start with. They were beaten when they took them from their farms and put them in the army.”
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