Etty Hillesum Quotes

Top 26 wise famous quotes and sayings by Etty Hillesum

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Etty Hillesum quotes: That fear of missing out on things makes you miss out on everything. That fear of missing out on things makes you miss out on everything.
Etty Hillesum quotes: We should be willing to act as a balm for all wounds. We should be willing to act as a balm for all wounds.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
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: Despite everything, life is full of beauty and meaning. Despite everything, life is full of beauty and meaning.
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: 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'm afraid I did not pray hard enough last night. I'm afraid I did not pray hard enough last night.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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.