- "I'm sorry I have to be a stranger with hay fever and on my way to lunch and a matinee. It seems lousy. Everything seems lousy. I didn't think it would be any good, but I came anyway. I don't know what's wrong with me since I'm back."
- He felt an alien in the civilian world and knew he had to stay so until he found a way to tell Vincent's wonderful girl how Vincent had died
- (December 1 1945) The Stranger. Collier's CXVI: 18, 77.