These Quotes from All Quiet on the Western Front Are Profound

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All Quiet on the Western Front Quotes

Whether it's the novel by Erich Maria Remarque or the 1930 film, All Quiet on the Western Front is a classic. These 14 All Quiet on the Western Front quotes will prove it.

When we learned about WWI in my 8th grade history class, I remember watching the movie and later reading the book in a literature class. It was a difficult story to watch and read, but there were many lines that really stuck with me. In this article, you'll get to read a few of the ones that stayed with me, along with others.

Great Quotes From All Quiet on the Western Front

• Our thoughts are clay, they are moulded with the changes of the days.

• The war has ruined us for everything.

• We are forlorn like children, and experienced like old men, we are crude and sorrowful and superficial—I believe we are lost.

• One could sit like this forever.

• You take it from me, we are losing the war because we can salute too well.

Honest Quotes From All Quiet on the Western Front

• But now, for the first time, I see you are a man like me. I thought of your hand-grenades, of your bayonet, of your rifle; now I see your wife and your face and our fellowship. Forgive me, comrade. We always see it too late.

• I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. I see how peoples are set against one another, and in silence, unknowingly, foolishly, obediently, innocently slay one another.

• Bombardment, barrage, curtain-fire, mines, gas, tanks, machine-guns, hand-grenades — words, words, words, but they hold the horror of the world.

• We have lost all sense of other considerations, because they are artificial. Only the facts are real and important to us.

The Best Quotes From All Quiet on the Western Front

• We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.

• Let the months and years come, they can take nothing from me, they can take nothing more. I am so alone, and so without hope that I can confront them without fear.

• We have lost all sense of other considerations, because they are artificial. Only the facts are real and important to us. And good boots are hard to come by.

• There is a distance, a veil between us.

• We are not youth any longer. We don't want to take the world by storm. We are fleeing. We fly from ourselves. From our life. We were eighteen and had begun to love life and the world; and we had to shoot it to pieces.

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