Quotation by M.F.K. Fisher

War is a beastly business, it is true, but one proof we are human is our ability to learn, even from it, how better to exist.
M.F.K. Fisher (1908–1992), U.S. culinary writer and autobiographer. How to Cook a Wolf, rev. ed., Introduction to the Revised Edition (1951).

The first edition of this book had been published in 1942, when World War II was still in progress.
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