Martha Gellhorn Quotes


24 Martha Gellhorn quotes:



"But now that the guerrilla fighting is over, the Spaniards are again men without a country or families or homes or work, though everyone appreciates very much what they did."
"In the last camp they all ate grass, until the authorities forbade them to pull it up. They were accustomed to having the fruits of their little communal gardens stolen by the guards, after they had done all the work; but at the last camp everything was stolen."
"I used to write letters to the wounded in the Palace Hotel, and I used to drive a station wagon with blood in bottles to a battalion aid station."
"The French Forces of the Interior, who have scarcely enough to help themselves, try to help their wounded Spanish comrades in arms."
"The road passed through a curtain of pine forest and came out on a flat, rolling snow field. In this field the sprawled or bunched bodies of Germans lay thick, like some dark shapeless vegetable."
"Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth, as if the taste of lies was homey, appetizing: a habit."
"Furthermore, they were constantly informed by all the camp authorities that they had been abandoned by the world: they were beggars and lucky to receive the daily soup of starvation."
"It is alleged that half a million Spanish men, women and children fled to France after the Franco victory."
"Thousand got away to other countries; thousands returned to Spain tempted by false promises of kindness. By the tens of thousands, these Spaniards died of neglect in the concentration camps."
"Why do people talk of the horrors of old age? It's great. I feel like a fine old car with the parts gradually wearing out, but I'm not complaining, ... Those who find growing old terrible are people who haven't done what they wanted with their lives."
"People may correctly remember the events of twenty years ago (a remarkable feat), but who remembers his fears, his disgusts, his tone of voice? It is like trying to bring back the weather of that time."
Author: Gellhorn Quotes Category: Memory Quotes
"There were ten concentration camps in France from 1939 on."
"People may correctly remember the events of twenty years ago (a remarkable feat), but who remembers his fears, his disgusts, his tone of voice? It is like trying to bring back the weather of that time."
Author: Gellhorn Quotes Category: Events Quotes
"It would be a bitter cosmic joke if we destroy ourselves due to atrophy of the imagination."
"And though various organizations in America and England collected money and sent food parcels to these refugees, nothing was ever received by the Spanish."
"Germans trained in obedience and dedicated to moral whitewashing are not a new people, nor are they reliable partners for anyone else."
"I didn't write. I just wandered about."
"I only knew about daily life. It was said, well, it isn't everybody's daily life. That is why I started."
"I see mysteries and complications wherever I look, and I have never met a steadily logical person."
Author: Gellhorn Quotes Category: American Journalist Quotes Logical Quotes
"Between his eyes, there were four lines, the marks of such misery as children should never feel. He spoke with that wonderful whisky voice that so many Spanish children have, and he was a tough and entire little boy."



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