Viscount Halifax: The deadly danger here is this romantic fantasy of fighting to the end. What is "the end" if not the destruction of all things? There's nothing heroic in going down fighting if it can be avoided. Nothing even remotely patriotic in death or glory if the odds are firmly on the former. Nothing inglorious in trying to shorten a war we are losing.
Clemmie: You are strong because you are imperfect. You are wise because you have doubts.
Viscount Halifax: He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.