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.
 Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front (1929). copy citation

Author Erich Maria Remarque
Source All Quiet on the Western Front
Topic youth sorrow war
Date 1929
Language English
Note Translated by A. W. Wheen

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