Quotation by Gertrude Stein

The only ones who are really grateful for the war are the wild ducks, such a lot of them in the marshes of the Rhone and so peaceful ... because all the shot-guns have been taken away completely taken away and nobody can shoot with them nobody at all and the wild ducks are very content. They act as of they had never been shot at, never, it is so easy to form old habits again, so very easy.
Gertrude Stein (1874–1946), U.S. author; relocated to France. Wars I Have Seen (1945).

Written in 1943.
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