"he who studies evil, is studied by, evil." ~ Bajoran Saying
"he said the only thing that burns in hell is the part of you that wont let go of your life. your memories your attachements, they burn them all away. but they arent punishing you he said, they are freeing your soul. so the way he sees it, if your frightened of dieing and then your holding on youll see devils tearing you life away. but if youv made your piece, then the devils are really angels freeing you from the earth." ~ Unknown
"Careful you must be when sensing the future, Anakin. The fear of loss is a path to the dark side. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them, do not. Miss them, do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is. Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose." ~ Yoda
"Who hindered you from following the truth, whatever persuasion he used, it did not come from God. I am confident you will not take the wrong view but the man who was unsettling your mind whoever he may be must bear God's judgement." ~ Galatians 5:7-10
Near the end of World War 2, there was a German city, called Dresden, which was mostly military unimportant. It had a few factories, but had tons of civilian population. Between 24,000 and 40,000, I think Vonnegut named 30,000.
At that time, Kurt Vonnegut was a soldier, and he ended up being a POW, and was placed, along with tons of other Americans, into a Dresden POW camp. One day, he was led to Slaughterhouse Five cellar (to sleep or something) and spent the night there. When he went outside the next morning, the whole city was firebombed. After that, he later wrote his anti-war book, Slaughterhouse Five, or The Childrens' Crusade: A Duty-Dance With Death.
According to Vonnegut's beliefs, the firebombing was completely useless (the quote). It was done by Americans to scare Germans. But the next day or so after the firebombing, the war was officially over. What Vonnegut is saying is that all those people who died in the firebombing were killed for nothing. And the only person benefiting from that bombing was HIM, because he wrote the book about it, and that book sold well. And without the firebombing, the book would not exist.
But, more from me:
ya i knew about Dresden however i did not understand the part about him getting money for each body. Thank you for explaing
"I'd rather die a man, than live a coward" Tupac Shakur
that reminds me of the Klingon saying "it is better to die on your feet than live on your knees"
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I can go crazy here, so I'll go with a few at a time:
"I will say again what I have often said in print and in speeches, that not one Allied soldier was able to advance as much as an inch because of the firebombing of Dresden. Not one prisoner of the Nazis got out of prison a microsecond earlier. Only one person on earth clearly benefited, and I am that person. I got about five dollars for each corpse, not counting my fee tonight." Kurt Vonnegut on his book Slaughterhouse Five
i dont quite understand this quote, an explanation please?
List some of your favorite quotes from anything be it a game, or real life, etc.
naturally the ones in my sig and the following:
"Listen but closely Brothers, for my life's breath is all but spent. There shall come a time far from now when our Chapter itself is dying, even as I am now dying, and our foes shall gather to destroy us. Then my children, I shall listen for your call in whatever realm of death holds me, and come I shall, no matter what the laws of life and death forbid. At the end I will be there. For the final battle. For the Wolftime." ~ Leman Russ
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." ~ Winston Churchill
"If you are going through hell, keep going." ~ Winston Churchill