Milena Jesenská


Born
in Prague, Czech Republic
August 10, 1896

Died
May 17, 1944


Average rating: 4.06 · 2,937 ratings · 147 reviews · 15 distinct works
Cesta k jednoduchosti

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Nad Nase Sily: Cesi, Zide, ...

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The Journalism of Milena Je...

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Vivre

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Ostati na nogama

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Qui non può trovarmi nessuno

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In cerca della terra di nes...

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“He was shy, timid, gentle, and kind, but he wrote gruesome and painful books. He saw the world as full of invisible demons, who tear apart and destroy defenseless people. He was too clear-sighted and too wise to be able to live; he was too weak to fight, he had that weakness of noble, beautiful people who are not able to do battle against the fear of misunderstandings, unkindness, or intellectual lies. Such persons know beforehand that they are powerless and go down in defeat in such a way that they shame the victor. He knew people as only people of great sensitivity are able to know them, as somebody who is alone and sees people almost prophetically, from one flash of a face. He knew the world in a deep and extraordinary manner. He was himself a deep and extraordinary world.”
Milena Jesenska

“Hayatı yaşamanın iki yolu var: Bir tanesi kaderinin sorumluluğunu üstlenmek, kendi kararlarını kendin vermek ve uygulamak, avantaj ve dezavantajları, mutluluk ve mutsuzluğu kabul etmek; cesurca, dürüstçe, pazarlık etmeden, yücegönüllülük ve tevazuyla. Diğeri ise; kaderini aramak: Ama insan onu ararken sadece gücünü, zamanını, hayallerini, doğru ve iyi anlamdaki körlüğünü, içgüdülerini değil, kendi değerlerini de kaybeder. Gittikçe yoksullaşır; yeni gelen daima önceden var olandan daha kötüdür.”
Milena Jesenská, Letters to Milena
tags: kader

“Individuální lidé to nemají tak laciné. Nedostávají pečetě své originality v obchodě za několik korun, ale zasluhují si je peprně a vykupují si je hodnotami duchovními. Jsou-li pak opravdu božsky individuální, září vlastním výrazem, a oblečte je navlas jak dvacet jiných lidí, stačí, aby udělali dva kroky kupředu, usmáli se nebo zamračili, řekli větu, podali ruku, a snad stačí i mnohem nepatrnější věci a na první pohled uvidíte, že to je člověk osobitý a svůj, a osobitist že tu proudí z hlubokého, vnitřního, zaslouženího pramene.”
Milena Jesenská, Cesta k jednoduchosti

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