Monday, April 9, 2012

Quote du jour

When describing deaths, in war or in catastrophes, never use “only,” even though the butcher’s bill was much smaller than expected. One dead man may be everything to his family; is everything to himself.

-Priscilla Buckley, via Richard Brookhiser

4 comments:

  1. So very true Proof. Death is that distant stranger until he knocks on our door!

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    1. Echoes of John Donne's "No Man is an Island"...

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  2. That is a good one. Here's another one:

    Beware those beating war drums who have never been to war
    -- Kurt Silverfiddle

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    1. ...unless it's just a "kinetic military action", right?

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