A Separate Peace Quotes
Quotes from "A Separate Peace" Second Semester Study Guide
Terms in this set (26)
Everyone has a moment in history which belongs particularly to them. For me, this moment was the war
"I'd kill myself out of jealous envy"
"I don't really believe we bombed Central Europe, do you?"
"Always say some prayers at night because it might turn out that there is a God"
"By the was, we are not going to talk about this. It's just between you and me."
"You fixed it...I'll bet it was all your doing."
"I'll hate it everywhere if I'm not in this war!"
refers to Brinker
"We know the scene of the crime...the funereal tree by the river."
"...all exercise today is aimed of course at the approaching Waterloo."
"You aren't going to start living by rules are you?"
"If a war can drive somebody crazy, then it's real alright. Oh I guess I knew, but I didn't have to admit it."
"They moved like an engine..in this engine first one piston sinks, then the next one sinks"
But I could not hear, and that was because I did not exist
"Phineas you wouldn't be in this war even if nothing had happened to your leg"
"You always were a savage underneath."
"An operating room is a place where the risks are just more formal than other places"
He hated Cesear (not a quote, but still a person)
"You want to serve, that's all. It's your greatest moment, greatest privilage, to serve your country"
I never killed anyone and I never developed an intense sense of hatred for the enemy
"Well I know and I'll tell you what it is. It's Finny. You pity him"
"He won it if you really think there was a Gallic war..."
"Dad keeps making that speech about serving the country. I wish to hell he wouldn't"
Member of the Golden Fleece Debating Society
"Go to hell Forrester. Who the hell are you anyway"