Important Quotations Explained
1. This door was life. It was air. The bottom starting-point of
becoming a person. I simply must have this room with the shut
2. It says in the Torah: What’s a woman without a man? Less than
nothing—a blotted out existence. No life on earth and no hope in
3. I know I’m a fool. But I cannot help it. I haven’t the courage to
live for myself. My own life is knocked out of me. No wonder Father called
me the burden bearer.
4. I felt the shadow still there, over me. It wasn’t just my father,
but the generations who made my father whose weight was still upon
5. There was one in the school who was what I dreamed a teacher to
be—the principal, Mr. Hugo Seelig. He kept that living thing, that flame,
that I used to worship as a child. And yet he had none of that aloof dignity
of a superior. He was just plain human. When he entered a classroom sunlight
filled the place.
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