Daily Quote Challenge- 2/3

Challenge’s rules:

  1. Post on three consecutive days.
  2. You can pick one or three quotes per day.
  3. Challenge three different bloggers per day.

Today I choose to challenge these three amazing bloggers:

A week or so before I jetted off to Amsterdam in the Autumn, I decided that I’d read The Diary of Anne Frank. My friend and I had agreed that we’d pay a visit to the renowned Anne Frank Museum and I wanted to have some background on the Holocaust before we got there. But never in a million years did I expect to be able to relate so much to the young diarist! The way her mind worked, how she reacted in certain situations and the relationships that she shared with her various family members were all too familiar at times, it was bizarre, who would’ve thought that I’d feel such a strong connection with a Jewish teenager living in Amsterdam during the early 1940s!

And although there were a number of passages in the text that struck a chord with me, there were three in particular that I found myself fixating upon and so they will serve as my three quotes for the day! Enjoy:

  1. “Unless you write yourself, you can’t know how wonderful it is; I always used to bemoan the fact that I couldn’t draw, but now I’m overjoyed that at least I can write. And if I don’t have the talent to write books or newspaper articles, I can always write for myself. But I want to achieve more than that… I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met… And that’s why I’m so grateful to God for having given me this gift, which I can use to develop myself and to express all that’s inside me!”

  2. “I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion… 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.”

  3. “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”

15 replies

  1. I’m so glad you decided to read her diary. She was an amazing person and an inspiring writer in her own right. And the “good at heart” quote….haunts me. It’s beautiful and tragic.

  2. Hey,
    Didn’t know where to post the quote, so here it is. This one is from a book Siddhartha, the book has been like my shadow. I never get bored reading it.

    “I shall no longer be instructed by the Yoga Veda or the Aharva Veda, or the ascetics, or any other doctrine whatsoever. I shall learn from myself, be a pupil of myself; I shall get to know myself, the mystery of Siddhartha.” – HERMANN HESSE

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