As long as you're in the food business, why not make sweets?
I have always been the dunce, the never-do-well of the family, I've always have to pay double for my deeds, first with the scolding and then again because of the way my feelings are hurt.
It is becoming a bad dream-- in the daytime as well as at night. I see him nearly all the time and can't get at him, I mustn't show anything, must remain gay while I'm really in despair.
Sometimes I'm so deeply buried under self-reproaches that I long for a word of comfort to help me dig myself out again.
You can be lonely even when you are loved by many people, since you are still not anybody's one and only.
But feelings can't be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem.
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 I'm a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage.
It's an odd idea for someone like me to keep a diary; not only because I have never done so before, but because it seems to me that neither I - nor for that matter anyone else - will be interested in the unbosomings of a thirteen-year-old school girl.
Sympathy, Love, Fortune... We all have these qualities but still tend to not use them!
But it's the same with all my friends, just fun and joking, nothing more. I can never bring myself to talk of anything outside the common round.
I love you, with a love so great that it simply couldn't keep growing inside my heart, but had to leap out and reveal itself in all its magnitude.
It's difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It's a wonder I haven't abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.
The best remedy for those who are frightened, lovely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere they can be alone, alone with the sky, nature and God. For then and only then can you feel that everything is as it should be and that God wants people to be happy amid nature's beauty and simplicity.
Crying can bring relief, as long as you don't cry alone.
I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness. I hear the ever-approaching thunder, which will destroy us too. I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right.
I've found that there is always some beauty left -- in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.
The weak die out and the strong will survive, and will live on forever
Deep down, the young are lonelier than the old.
I think a lot, but I don't say much.
I've learned one thing: you can only really get to know a person after a row. Only then can you judge their true character!
The weak fall, but the strong will remain and never go under!
Don't be too assuming, it doesn't get you anywhere.
I think it's odd that grown-ups quarrel so easily and so often and about such petty matters. Up to now I always thought bickering was just something children did and that they outgrew it.
I've reached the point where I hardly care whether I live or die. The world will keep on turning without me, I can't do anything to change events anyway.
The young are not afraid of telling the truth.
Don't condemn me, remember rather that sometimes I, too, can reach the bursting point.
I want to go on living even after my death! And therefore I am grateful to G-d for this gift, this possibility of developing myself and of writing, of expressing all that is in me. I can shake off everything if I write; my sorrows disappear; my courage is reborn. But, and that is the great question, will I ever be able to write anything great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer?
Let's not talk about it any more, but if you still want anything please write to me about it, because I can say what I mean much better on paper.
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.
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.
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