- "Oh I have eyes because I can see and ear-drums because I can hear but no ears to speak of, just bits of dangling flesh."
- "He has a great sense of humour and has been trying to get me to develop one."
- "At that moment, I knew that I was really anonymous, that I wasn’t Francis Joseph Cassavant anymore"
- "Pray for your enemies, for those who have done you harm."
- "I just prayed for the man I am going to kill."
- "I am not a hero of course"
- "The most beautiful girl I had ever seen"
- "The pale purity of her face reminded me of the statue of St Therese"
- "A hint of mischief as if she was telling me we were going to have good times together"
- "I silently pledged her my love and loyalty forever"
- "I saw how young they were, boys with apple cheeks, too young to shave. Like me."
- "I shake my head, not deserving his sympathy."
- "I wanted to be like them, theses heroes"
- "I’m not the hero he thinks I am, not like the other veterans here in the St Jude Club"
- "A tall slim man stepped into view, a lock of blond hair tumbling over his forehead, a…