Quotation by John Paxton

See, in the Navy, during the war, I got used to the idea that something might happen to me, I might not make it. Well, I also got used to the idea that my wife and children were safe at home, they'd be all right no matter what. But what I didn't reckon with was that in this, this kind of a monstrous war, something might happen to them, and not to me. Well it did, and I can't, I can't cope with it.
John Paxton (1911–1985), U.S. screenwriter, and Stanley Kramer. Capt. Dwight Towers (Gregory Peck), On the Beach, to Moira in the train station (1959).

From the novel by Nevil Shute.
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