We belong to talking, not what talking is about… Stop talking – and you are out. Silence equals exclusion.
People find life entirely too time-consuming.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
The task for sociology is to come to the help of the individual. We have to be in service of freedom. It is something we have lost sight of.
Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.
Everyone needs solitude, especially a person who is used to thinking about what she experiences. Solitude is very important in my work as a mode of inspiration, but isolation is not good in this respect. I am not writing poetry about isolation.
The life of men and women is so cheap and property is so sacred. There are so many of us for one job it matters little if 146 of us are burned to death.
Every child saved with my help and the help of all the wonderful secret messengers, who today are no longer living, is the justification of my existence on this earth, and not a title to glory.
After every war someone has to tidy up.
When I was young I had a moment of believing in the Communist doctrine. I wanted to save the world through Communism. Quite soon I understood that it doesn’t work, but I’ve never pretended it didn’t happen to me.