” When the peace treaty is signed, the war isn’t over for the veterans, or the family. It’s just starting. “


” Really important books to me are the classics. I try very hard to read them well – you know, especially once I got serious about writing. So, reading Tolstoy several times – ‘War and Peace,’ ‘The Kreutzer Sonata’ – all those were really important to me. “


” ‘Matterhorn’ is my metaphor of the Vietnam War – we built it, we abandoned it, we assaulted it, we lost, and then we abandoned it again. “


” When I first got back from the war, I said, ‘I’m gonna write the Great American Novel about the Vietnam War.’ So I sat down and wrote 1,700 pages of sheer psychotherapy drivel. It was first person, and there would be pages about wet socks and cold feet. “


” War is society’s dirty work, usually done by kids cleaning up failures perpetrated by adults. “


” Vietnam was the first time that Americans of different races had to depend on each other. In the Second World War, they were segregated, it was in Vietnam that American integration happened in the military – and it wasn’t easy. “



All 6 Karl Marlantes Quotes about War in picture


When the peace treaty is signed, the war isn
Really important books to me are the classics. I try very hard to read them well - you know, especially once I got serious about writing. So, reading Tolstoy several times -



When I first got back from the war, I said,
War is society
Vietnam was the first time that Americans of different races had to depend on each other. In the Second World War, they were segregated, it was in Vietnam that American integration happened in the military - and it wasn
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