July 25, 2014
"One day people will say that we lived in interesting times, in a great period. But I think the great events around us have only diminished us. People cannot manage to be magnificent in a long-lasting war. They become more and more diminished and see less and less, clinging to the phraseology of nationalism, to slogans, ancient prejudices and principles, to themselves. Or they creep into something and hide."
--Tove Jansson, 1944.