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.
Little bundle of contradictions
In the book Soldiers on the Home Front, I was greatly struck by the fact that in childbirth alone, women commonly suffer more pain, illness and misery than any war hero ever does. An what’s…
But I won’t bore you any longer on the subject of old men. It won’t make things any better and all my plans of revenge (such as disconnecting the lamp, shutting the door, hiding his…
I live in a crazy time.
Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl?
…by thinking, nobody can ever get worse but will only get better.
We all live with the objective of being happy, our lives are all different and yet the same.
Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.
I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are still truly good at heart,
And Then They Came for Me
Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
Whoever is happy will make others happy, too
And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I…
The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands
What one Christian does is his own responsibility, what one Jew does is thrown back at all Jews
I soothe my conscience now with the thought that it is better for hard words to be on paper than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
I simply can’t build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death … I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
Anne Frank — A History for Today
the conversion of Anne Frank into usable goods.
I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains
Is discord going to show itself while we are still fighting, is the Jew once again worth less than another? Oh, it is sad, very sad, that once more, for the umpteenth time, the old…
Acting is really cool.
Mrs. Van Daan’s grizzling is absolutely unbearable; now she can’t any longer drive us crazy over the invasion, she nags us the whole day long about the bad weather. It really would be nice to…
They mustn’t know my despair, I can’t let them see the wounds which they have caused, I couldn’t bear their sympathy and their kind-hearted jokes, it would only make me want to scream all the…
I have often been downcast, but never in despair; I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time. In my diary I treat all the privations as amusing. I…
Our opening ceremony this year is really exciting.