Monday, May 27, 2013

Quote of the Day (Ernest Hemingway, on Heroism and Parents)

"All the heroes are dead. And the real heroes are the parents. Dying is a very simple thing. I’ve looked at death and really I know. If I should have died it would have been very easy for me. Quite the easiest thing I ever did. But the people at home do not realize that. They suffer a thousand times more."—Ernest Hemingway, letter of October 18, 1918, to his family, written while recovering from wound incurred while serving as an ambulance driver in Italy in WWI, in The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, 1907-1922, edited by Sandra Spanier and Robert W. Trogdon (2011)

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