"That’s also part of what you died for: the decision to live a life that was thrown open to all the beauty and misery and ugliness and joy in the world."
"The funny thing about war is that people feel you need to be morally outraged. I feel morally outraged about it, and I've been doing it for long enough to feel morally outraged, because I have been in massacre scenes in West Africa, and I've been doing this for a long time now. So I don't need to have my credentials and go up on the stage and say 'Feel moral outrage about the war.' I'm trying to communicate to you what's going on in the war, and moral outrage really just gets in the way. If you say to an audience, 'Who here feels there shouldn't be war?' I can guarantee everyone would put their hand up, but that doesn't mean you're any wiser about why the war's happening, or what it's like to be in the war. There are more important things we have to communicate, rather than have the consensus of 'Oh, we're journalists, and we think this is bad.'"