— Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga
Vorkosigan Saga, The Vor Game (1990), This evokes a statement in "Death of a Hired Man" by Robert Frost: "Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in."
„If and when the war starts(WW2), no matter where or whoever you are or if you are young or old, Northner or Southner, you all have the responsibility of protecting our home and repelling the enemy, you all must have the will to achieve ultimate sacrifice.“
— Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
1910s, "The Death of the Hired Man" (1914)
„He wants to dream like a young man
With the wisdom of an old man.
He wants his home and security,
He wants to live like a sailor at sea.
Beautiful loser, where you gonna fall?
You realize you just can't have it all.“
— Bob Seger American singer-songwriter 1945
Song lyrics, Beautiful Loser (1975), Beautiful Loser.
„War is possible only if you have a lot of enemies. If all the enemies get together and form one front - if you cut down the number of enemies - there would be no war.“
— Albert Kesselring German Luftwaffe Generalfeldmarschall during World War II 1885 - 1960
To Leon Goldensohn, February 4, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004.
„Enemies are right in front of you, you are at war with them, then you make an armistice with them, and all is clear. A traitor must be destroyed, crushed.“
— Vladímir Putin President of Russia, former Prime Minister 1952
2006- 2010, In 2001, speaking to journalist Aleksoi Venediktov, to whom he added “You know, Aleksei, you are not a traitor. You are an enemy.” David Remnick, “ Echo in the Dark http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/09/22/echo-in-the-dark,” in The New Yorker, September 22, 2008.
„When all the world is old, lad,
And all the trees are brown;
And all the sport is stale, lad,
And all the wheels run down;
Creep home, and take your place there,
The spent and maimed among:—
God grant you find one face there,
You loved when all was young.“
— Charles Kingsley English clergyman, historian and novelist 1819 - 1875
Water Babies http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext97/wtrbs10h.htm (1863), Song II, st. 2.
— Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
Context: All of you young people who served in the war. You are a lost generation... You have no respect for anything. You drink yourselves to death. Statement quoted by Ernest Hemingway in A Moveable Feast (1964) Ch. 3, it had also provided the epigraph to The Sun Also Rises (1926).
„When every young man refuses to go to war, you will have peace. As long as you fight for gain and greed, there will be no peace. As long as one person commits acts of violence for the sake of peace, you will have war.“
— Jane Roberts American Writer 1929 - 1984
The Seth Material (1970), Context: When every young man refuses to go to war, you will have peace. As long as you fight for gain and greed, there will be no peace. As long as one person commits acts of violence for the sake of peace, you will have war. Unfortunately it is difficult to imagine that all the young men in all of the countries will refuse to go to war at the same time. And so you must work out what violence has wrought. Within the next hundred years, that time may come. Remember, you do not defend any idea with violence. There is no man who hates but that hatred is reflected outward and made physical. And there is no man who loves but that love is reflected outward and made physical. p. 274
„Now if we had the power
To bring our neighbors home from war,
They would have never missed a Christmas,
No more ribbons on their door.
And when you trust your television,
What you get is what you got.
Because when they own the information, oh
They can bend it all they want.“
— John Mayer guitarist and singer/songwriter 1977
Song lyrics, Continuum (2006), Waiting on the World to Change
„One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.“
— Margaret Mead American anthropologist 1902 - 1978
1990s, Attributed in The Quotable Woman (1991) by the Running Press, p. 53
„We must make a start. We must renounce war as an instrument of policy…. Even as I speak to you I may be guilty of what some men call treason…. You young men should refuse to take up arms. Young women tear down the patriotic posters. And all of you — young and old — put away your flags.“
— Dorothy Day Social activist 1897 - 1980
Context: There is now all this patriotic indignation about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and Japanese expansionism in Asia. Yet not a word about American and European expansionism in the same area.... We must make a start. We must renounce war as an instrument of policy.... Even as I speak to you I may be guilty of what some men call treason.... You young men should refuse to take up arms. Young women tear down the patriotic posters. And all of you — young and old — put away your flags. Speech to Liberal-Socialist Alliance, New York City (8 December 1941), as quoted in From Megaphones to Microphones (2003) by Sandra J. Sarkela et al.