One of the most horrible features of war is that all the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.
All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.
The animals were happy as they had never conceived it possible to be. Every mouthful of food was an acute positive pleasure, now.
England was ruled by an aristocracy constantly recruited from parvenus.
If I did compress what I know and think about the spanish civil war into 6 lines you wouldn't print it. You wouldn't have the guts.