All Quiet on the Western Front

by: Erich Maria Remarque

Chapter Six

1

The others jest too, unpleasant jests, but what else can a man do?—The coffins are really for us. The organization surpasses itself in that kind of thing.

2

The explosion of mines mingles with the gunfire. That is the most dementing convulsion of all. The whole region where they go up becomes one grave.

3

We are so completely played out that in spite of our great hunger we do not think of the provisions. Then gradually we become something like men again.