„You sense that he's dangerous but don't now why - and wonder if it's because he makes you feel safer than you've ever felt.“

Melissa Bank9
American writer 1961

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„Soldiers live. He dies and not you, and you feel guilty, because you're glad he died, and not you. Soldiers live, and wonder why.“

—  Glen Cook, Soldiers Live
Context: “It doesn’t make much sense, does it?” my darling whispered to me. “People go at the oddest times and from the oddest causes.” “Soldiers live,” I muttered. “You’re turning that into a mantra.” “You feel guilty. You wonder why him and not me, then you’re glad it was him and not you, then you feel guilty. Soldiers live. And wonder why.” Chapter 99, “By the Military Cemetery: Missing Persons” (p. 664)

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„It ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
If you don't know by now“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Compare: "It ain't no use to sit and sigh now, darlin." Paul Clayton, Who's Gonna Buy You Ribbons (When I'm Gone).

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