I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.

That's the attractive thing about war. Absolutely everything gets a little something.

She was a fool, and so am I, and so is anyone who thinks he sees what god is doing.

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.

If you can't write clearly, you probably don't think nearly as well as you think you do

Things are going to get unimaginably worse, and they are never, ever, going to get better

It was with deep, idiotic relief that I leaned on that fleshy, humid, barn-yard fool.

It would sound like a dream,” said billy. “Other people’s dreams aren’t very interesting, usually.

Just have trouble understanding how truth, all by itself, could be enough for a person.

The slaughterhouse where we had been locked up at night as prisoners of war.

I expected something pathological, but I did not expect the depth, the violence, and the almost intolerable beauty of the disease.

When I'm being funny, I try not to offend. I don't think much of what I've done has been in really ghastly taste. I don't think I have embarrassed many people or distressed them.

It is a big temptation to me, when I create a character for a novel, to say that he is what he is because of faulty wiring, or because of microscopic amounts of chemicals which he ate or failed to eat on that particular day.

Puny man can do nothing at all to help or please god almighty, and luck is not the hand of god.

I have no degree in biochemistry, neither do I have one in mechanical engineering, as the army saw fit to terminate both courses before they were finished.