The sky crawlers

Reading about wars in books isn’t enough, it’s no longer real to them and so it becomes fiction, as if they’re reading a fairytale. If people aren’t able to see others dying, if misery’s not on display, they will not have a way of understanding peace, and therefore wont know how to maintain it. The significance of peace would be forgotten. People need wars because it helps them feel alive, the same way we feel alive when we’re fighting up there in the sky.

From The sky crawlers.

A long but surprisingly good movie – a weird combination of “All quiet on the western front” with “Ender’s game”. More quotes here. If it was not so depressing, it would have been probably better known.

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