To have news value is to have a tin can tied to one's tail.
This creed of the desert seemed inexpressible in words, and indeed in thought.
To me an unnecessary action, or shot, or casualty, was not only waste but sin.
The printing press is the greatest weapon in the armoury of the modern commander.
The Beduin could not look for God within him: he was too sure that he was within God.
The people of England have been led in Mesopotamia into a trap from which it will be hard to escape with dignity and honor.
Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals.
Some of the evil of my tale may have been inherent in our circumstances. For years we lived anyhow with one another in the naked desert, under the indifferent heaven.
Isn't it true that the fault of birth rests somewhat on the child? I believe it's we who led our parents on to bear us, and it's our unborn children who make our flesh itch.
All the revision in the world will not save a bad first draft: for the architecture of the thing comes, or fails to come, in the first conception, and revision only affects the detail and ornament, alas!