I had often thought that if I managed to live through the war I wouldn't expect too much of life. How could one resent disappointment in love if life itself was continuously in doubt? Since Belgorod, terror had overturned all my preconceptions, and the pace of life had been so intense one no longer knew what elements of ordinary life to abandon in order to maintain some semblance of balance. I was still unresigned to the idea of death, but I had already sworn to myself during moments of intense fear that I would exchange anything - fortune, love, even a limb - if I could simply survive.
[Life] [Love] [Death] [War] [Fortune] [World War Ii] [Survive] [Soldier] [Guy Sajer]
Life is filled with unanswered questions, but it is the courage to seek those answers that continues to give meaning to life. You can spend your life wallowing in despair, wondering why you were the one who was led towards the road strewn with pain, or you can be grateful that you are strong enough to survive it.
[Life] [Inspiration] [Strength] [Purpose] [Pain] [Despair] [Meaning] [Answers] [Questions] [Road] [Survive] [J.D. Stroube]
When walking alone in a jungle of true darkness, there are three things that can show you the way: instinct to survive, the knowledge of navigation, creative imagination. Without them, you are lost.
[Toba Beta] [Imagination] [Knowledge] [Spirit] [Darkness] [Survival] [Creative] [Survive] [Way] [Navigation]