The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945 Quotes

Władysław Szpilman
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"The singers there included Maria Eisenstadt, who would have been a famous name to millions now for her wonderful voice if the Germans had not later murdered her" (Chapter 1, p. 16).

"When we insisted on staying, however, instinctive relief and satisfaction showed in her fine, expressive eyes: whatever happened, it was better to be together" (Chapter 2, p. 30).

"Compared to the time that followed, these were years of relative calm, but they changed our lives into an endless nightmare, since we felt with their entire being that something dreadful would happen at any moment-we were just not sure yet when danger threatened, and where it would come from" (Chapter 5, p. 64).

"We're not heroes! We're perfectly ordinary people, which is why we prefer to risk hoping for that 10% chance of living" (Chapter 9, p. 102).

"I put my coat on, took off the armband with the blue star for the first time in...

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