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Burger's Daughter (1979)
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Sentiment is for those who don't know what to do next.
If people would forget about utopia! When rationalism destroyed heaven and decided to set it up here on earth, that most terrible of all goals entered human ambition. It was clear there'd be no end to what people would be made to suffer for it.
If you live in Europe... things change... but continuity never seems to break. You don't have to throw the past away.
Among the group of people waiting at the fortress was a schoolgirl in a brown and yellow uniform holding a green eiderdown quilt and, by the loop at its neck, a red hot-water bottle.
It's impossible to conquer all fear and loss by preparation. There are always sources of desolation that aren't taken into account because no one knows what they will be.
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I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit, and to mothball his opinions.
November 20, 1923
July 13, 2014
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