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A Farewell to Arms Quotes

25 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
    “It could not be worse,′ Passini said respectfully. “There is nothing worse than war.”
    “Defeat is worse.”
    “I do not believe it,” Passini said still respectfully. “What is defeat? You go home.”
  3. #3
    “‘Now I am depressed myself,’ I said. ‘That’s why I never think about these things. I never think and yet when I begin to talk I say the things I have found out in my mind without thinking.‘”
  4. #4
    “I don’t want to be your friend, baby. I am your friend.”
  5. #5
    “The coward dies a thousand deaths, the brave but one?.”
  6. #6
    “The coward dies a thousand deaths, the brave but one?.”
  7. #7
    “There isn’t any me. I’m you. Don’t make up a separate me.”
  8. #8
    “My life used to be full of everything. Now if you aren’t with me I haven’t a thing in the world.”
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  1. #9
    “But life isn’t hard to manage when you’ve nothing to lose.”
  2. #10
    “War is not won by victory.”
  3. #11
    ″[T]he night can be a dreadful time for lonely people once their loneliness has started.”
  4. #12
    “You don’t have to pretend you love me.”
    “But I do love you.”
  5. #13
    “And you’ll always love me, won’t you?”
    “Yes.”
    “And the rain won’t make any difference?”
    “No.”
  6. #14
    “You will be good to me, won’t you? . . . Because we’re going to have a strange life.”
  7. #15
    “I’m not brave any more darling. I’m all broken. They’ve broken me.”
  8. #16
    “We won’t quarrel, baby. I love you too much. But don’t be a fool.”
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  1. #17
    “Why, darling, I don’t live at all when I’m not with you.”
  2. #18
    “The questioners had that beautiful detachment and devotion to stern justice of men dealing in death without being in any danger of it.”
  3. #19
    “I felt very lonely when they were all there.”
  4. #20
    “Your blood coagulates beautifully.”
  5. #21
    “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.”
  6. #22
    “When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve.”
  7. #23
    “No, that is the great fallacy, the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.”
  8. #24
    “They were beaten to start with. They were beaten when they took them from their farms and put them in the army.”
  9. #25
    “The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”
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