Then I fall asleep with a stupid feeling of wishing to be different from what I am or from what I want to be; perhaps to behave differently from the way I want to behave or do behave.
What I condemn are our system of values and the men who don't acknowledge how great, difficult, but ultimately beautiful women's share in society is.
I also have a brand-new prescription for gunfire jitters: When the shooting gets loud, proceed to the nearest wooden staircase. Run up and down a few times, making sure to stumble at least once. What with the scratches and the noise of running and falling, you won't even be able to hear the shooting
Everyone thinks I'm showing off when I talk, ridiculous when I'm silent, insolent when I answer, cunning when I have a good idea, lazy when I'm tired, selfish when I eat one bite more than I should.
Memories mean more to me than dresses.
Paper is more patient than man.
The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. Anne Fran
Deep down, the young are lonelier than the old.
If we bear all this suffering and if there are still Jews left, when it is over, then Jews, instead of being doomed, will be held up as an example.
Older people have formed their opinions about everything, and don't waver before they act. It's twice as hard for us young ones to hold our ground, and maintain our opinions, in a time when all ideals are being shattered and destroyed, when people are showing their worst side, and do not know whethe
I've found that there is always some beauty left -- in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.
I had an occasional flash of understanding, but then got selfishly wrapped up again in my own problems and pleasures.
I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are still truly good at heart,
Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. Anne F
Riches can all be lost, but that happiness in your own heart can only be veiled, and it will bring you happiness again, as long as you live.
In the future I'm going to devote less time to sentimentality and more time to reality.
I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion, I have a religion and love. Let me be myself and then I am satisfied. I know that Iâ€™m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage.
People can so easily be tempted by slackness... and by money.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Looking back, I realize that this period of my life has irrevocably come to a close; my happy-go-lucky, carefree schooldays are gone forever. I don't even miss them. I've outgrown them. I can no longer just kid around, since my serious side is always there.
Go outsideamidst the simple beauty of natureand know that as long as places like this exist, there will be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be.
In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.
Ordinary people don't know how much books can mean to someone who's cooped up.
Live with the objective of being happy.
As long as you can look fearlessly at the sky, you'll know that your pure within and will find happiness once more.
Why are millions spent on the war each day, while not a penny is available for ... artists or the poor? Why do people have to starve when mountians of food are rotting away in other parts of the world? Oh, why are people so crazy?
People who have a religion should be glad, for not everyone has the gift of believing in heavenly things.
I don't dare do anything anymore, 'cause I'm afraid it's not allowed.
the conversion of Anne Frank into usable goods.
The only way to truly know a person is to argue with them. For when they argue in full swing, then they reveal their true character.