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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Left to itself every literature will exhaust its vitality, if it is not refreshed by the interest and contributions of a foreign one. What naturalist does not take pleasure in the wonderful things that he sees produced by reflection in a mirror? Now what a mirror in the field of ideas and morals means, everyone has experienced in himself, and once his attention is aroused, he will understand how much of his education he owes to it.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Tove Ditlevsen
“Wherever you turn, you run up against your childhood and hurt yourself because it’s sharp-edged and hard, and stops only when it has torn you completely apart. It seems that everyone has their own and each is totally different. My brother’s childhood is very noisy, for example, while mine is quiet and furtive and watchful. No one likes it and no one has any use for it.”
Tove Ditlevsen, Childhood

Søren Kierkegaard
“My melancholy is the most faithful mistress I have known; what wonder, then, that I love her in return.”
Søren Kierkegaard, Either/Or: A Fragment of Life

Tove Ditlevsen
“Childhood is long and narrow like a coffin, and you can’t get out of it on your own.”
Tove Ditlevsen, Childhood

Guillermo Erades
“Russia is lost" she continued. "First we had God. Then we had Lenin. Now we have nothing.”
Guillermo Erades, Back to Moscow

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