• How senseless is everything that can ever be written, done, or thought, when such things are possible. It must be all lies and of no account when the culture of a thousand years could not prevent this stream of blood being poured out, these torture-chambers in their hundreds of thousands. A hospital alone shows what war is.

    Harold Bloom, Erich Maria Remarque (2008). “Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front”, p.70, Infobase Publishing