I’m going to quote this wonderful gem from the second novel of the tetralogy, No More Parades. It has nothing to do with writing, as a lot of my notable quotes do though Ford had lots to say on writing, but more on how dejected I’ve been the last two days over some current events. I’m not going to get into it. Politicians should be barred from making any military decisions. Or get better politicians.
Ford, by the way, volenteered and served in the first world war at the age of forty-one. The picture I provide below is Ford in uniform, a picture I've never seen before. He looks rather exhausted and beaten.
No more Hope, no more Glory, no more parades for you and me any more. Nor for the country... nor for the world, I dare say... None... Gone.
-Ford Madox Ford