Erich Maria Remarque quotes

“Keep things at arm’s length… If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.” – Erich Maria Remarque, Three Comrades

“Then we change our possy and lie down again to play cards. We know how to do that: to play cards, to swear, and to fight. Not much for twenty years;–and yet too much for twenty years.”― Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front

“A neat little apartment with a neat little bourgeois life. A neat little security on the edge of the abyss. Do you really see that?” – Erich Maria Remarque, Arch of Triumph: A Novel of a Man Without a Country

“Not everyone’s life is like a house that belongs to him and that he can go on decorating ever more richly with the furniture of his memory. Some people live in hotels, in many hotels. The years close behind them like hotel doors— and the only thing that remains is a little courage and no regrets.” – Erich Maria Remarque

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