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Etty Hillesum
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"And now that I don't want to own anything any more and am free, now I suddenly own everything, now my inner riches are immeasurable" (Page 16).

"To live fully, outwardly and inwardly, not to ignore the external reality for the sake of the inner life, or the reverse, that's quite a task" (Page 25).

"He kissed my thighs and I grew lonelier still. He said, 'That was lovely,' and I went home with a leaden, sad, abandoned feeling" (Page 26).

"My immediate reaction on meeting a man is invariably to gauge his sexual possibilities. I recognize this as a bad habit that must be stamped out" (Page 37).

"No doubt that's recorded somewhere in our mythology: a Jew moving along, wrapped in a cloud" (Page 43).

"Stomachache and depression and that taut sensation inside me and the feeling of being crushed under a heavy weight are the price I have to...

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