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Etty Hillesum quotes: Suffering has always been with us; does it really matter in what form it comes? All that matters is how we bear it and how we fit it into our Suffering has always been with us; does it really matter in what form it comes? All that matters is how we bear it and how we fit it into our lives.
Etty Hillesum quotes: Life is good, after all ... and that's what stays with me, even now, even when I'm about to be packed off to Poland. Life is good, after all ... and that's what stays with me, even now, even when I'm about to be packed off to Poland.
Etty Hillesum quotes: Never give up, never escape, take everything in, and perhaps suffer, that's not too awful either, but never, never give up. Never give up, never escape, take everything in, and perhaps suffer, that's not too awful either, but never, never give up.
Etty Hillesum quotes: I don't think I have nerves of steel, far from it, but I can certainly stand up to things. I am not afraid to look suffering straight in the eyes. I don't think I have nerves of steel, far from it, but I can certainly stand up to things. I am not afraid to look suffering straight in the eyes.
Etty Hillesum quotes: The more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world. The more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world.
Etty Hillesum quotes: I think what weakens people most is fear of wasting their strength. I think what weakens people most is fear of wasting their strength.
Etty Hillesum quotes: How rash to assert that man shapes his own destiny. All he can do is determine his inner responses. How rash to assert that man shapes his own destiny. All he can do is determine his inner responses.
Etty Hillesum quotes: Here, beside this great black surface that is my desk, I feel as though I am on a desert island. Here, beside this great black surface that is my desk, I feel as though I am on a desert island.
Etty Hillesum quotes: One must also accept that one has 'uncreative' moments. The more honestly one can accept that, the quicker these moments will pass. One must also accept that one has 'uncreative' moments. The more honestly one can accept that, the quicker these moments will pass.
Etty Hillesum quotes: Sometimes I try my hand at turning out small profundities and uncertain short stories, but I always end up with just one single word: God. Sometimes I try my hand at turning out small profundities and uncertain short stories, but I always end up with just one single word: God.
Etty Hillesum quotes: Every word born of an inner necessity - writing must never be anything else. Every word born of an inner necessity - writing must never be anything else.
Etty Hillesum quotes: If one finds the strength to deal with small things, one finds it to deal with the large ones as well. If one finds the strength to deal with small things, one finds it to deal with the large ones as well.
Etty Hillesum quotes: Each of us must turn inward and destroy in himself all that he thinks he ought to destroy in others. Each of us must turn inward and destroy in himself all that he thinks he ought to destroy in others.
Etty Hillesum quotes: Greed probably figures in my intellectual life as well, as I attempt to absorb a massive amount of information with consequent mental indigestion. Greed probably figures in my intellectual life as well, as I attempt to absorb a massive amount of information with consequent mental indigestion.
Etty Hillesum quotes: And now that I don't want to own anything any more and am free, now I suddenly own everything, now my inner riches are immeasurable. And now that I don't want to own anything any more and am free, now I suddenly own everything, now my inner riches are immeasurable.
Etty Hillesum quotes: I'm afraid I did not pray hard enough last night. I'm afraid I did not pray hard enough last night.
Etty Hillesum quotes: We have to fight them daily, lake fleas, those many small worries about the morrow, for they sap our energies. We have to fight them daily, lake fleas, those many small worries about the morrow, for they sap our energies.
Etty Hillesum quotes: I would be so exhausted by my determination that I had no strength left to do the actual work. I would be so exhausted by my determination that I had no strength left to do the actual work.
Etty Hillesum quotes: Despite everything, life is full of beauty and meaning. Despite everything, life is full of beauty and meaning.
Etty Hillesum quotes: I don't want to be anything special. I only want to try to be true to that in me which seeks to fulfill its promise. I don't want to be anything special. I only want to try to be true to that in me which seeks to fulfill its promise.
Etty Hillesum quotes: After each creative act one has to be sustained by one's strength of character, by a moral sense, by I don't know what, lest one tumble. After each creative act one has to be sustained by one's strength of character, by a moral sense, by I don't know what, lest one tumble.
Etty Hillesum quotes: The externals are simply so many props; everything we need is within us. The externals are simply so many props; everything we need is within us.