The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes Quotes.

1. "There are fights that you may lose without losing your honor; what makes you lose your honor is not to fight. -Jaques Jaujard"
- Robert M. Edsel, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes

2. "The thought came back to him, as it often did: To save the culture of your allies is a small thing. To cherish the culture of your enemy, to risk your life and the life of other men to save it, to give it all back to them as soon as the battle was won … it was unheard of, but that was exactly what Walker Hancock and the other Monuments Men intended to do."
- Robert M. Edsel, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes

3. "If, in time of peace, our museums and art galleries are important to the community, in time of war they are doubly valuable. For then, when the petty and the trivial fall way and we are face to face with final and lasting values, we… must summon to our defense all our intellectual and spiritual resources. We must guard jealously all we have inherited from a long past, all we are capable of creating in a trying present, and all we are determined to preserve in a foreseeable future. Art is the imperishable and dynamic expression of these aims. It is, and always has been, the visible evidence of the activity of free minds.…"
- Robert M. Edsel, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes

4. "War did not come like a hurricane, Rorimer realized, destroying everything in its path. It came like a tornado, touching down in patches, taking with it one life while leaving the next person unharmed."
- Robert M. Edsel, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes

5. "Destiny is not one push, she thought as she waited to cross a quiet street on that cold Paris evening years later, but a thousand small moments that through insight and hard work you line up in the right direction, like the magnet does the metal shavings."
- Robert M. Edsel, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes

6. "To save the culture of your allies is a small thing. To cherish the culture of your enemy, to risk your life and the life of other men to save it, to give it all back to them as soon as the battle was won… it was unheard of, but that is exactly what Walker Hancock and the other Monuments Men intended to do."
- Robert M. Edsel, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes

7. "When I am billeted a German home even for one night I go out and search for the chickens and rabbits or pets and give them water and food if possible. Generally the family has pulled out too rapidly to care for such things. I suppose the stern and the cruel ones rule the world. If so, I shall be content to try to live each day within the limits of my conscience and let great plaudits go to those who are willing to pay the price for it."
- Robert M. Edsel, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes

8. "It matters little that you are afraid if you manage to hide it. You are then at the edge of courage. (one of Jaujard's philosophies)"
- Robert M. Edsel, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes

9. "Writing now makes me feel as if I had lost at least one of my senses. I can't hear you or see you and I wonder if you hear me. One thing is quite sure. I love you. Yours, George."
- Robert M. Edsel, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes

10. "I think we got some work done, back at the start, because nobody knew us, nobody bothered us - and we had no money."
- Robert M. Edsel, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes

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