"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to always tell the difference." Pg. 60
Commentary: This quote states the time period of when Billy had been kidnapped in relied on this prayer. The prayer urges those who shall live peacefully and courage to the subjects that can be changed. Billy then decided to follow a belief by Tralfamadorians.
"It is, in the imagination of combat's fans, the divinely listless love play that follows the orgasm of victory. It is called 'mopping up.'" Pg. 52
Commentary: This quote talks about how in war there are imaginations of individuals longing for the war to end and when that time comes its as if everything is now cleaned up which refers to 'mopping up'.
"He is in a constant state of stage fright, he says, because he never knows what part of his life he is going to have to act in next." Pg. 23
Commentary: The suffering of sudden fear of something had always scared Billy. Although there were subjects that frightened him, he still motivated himself to go after what he believes.
"In my prison cell I sit,/ With my britches full of shit,/ And my balls are bouncing gently on the floor./ And I see the bloody snag/ When she bit me in the bag./ Oh I'll never fuck a Po lack any more." Pg. 155
Commentary: This quote talks about Billy's struggle when he was in prison. Billy being in prison caused him several problems. Relates to Billy as a war hero because he experienced what it was like to be imprisoned.
"And even if the wars didn't keep coming like glaciers, there would still be plain old death." Pg.79
Commentary: This quote talks about how the war doesn't cause death and that death is a natural cause by humanity.