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Joanne Greenberg

Datum narození: 24. září 1932

Joanne Greenberg je americká spisovatelka.


„Někdy se člověk musí rvát s něčím, co nepovolí, a uchýlit se tam, kde je bezpečné bláznit.“

„V tichu, ve spánku, před činem či dechem, naprosto a nezměnitelně, nganon křičí ze sebe.“


„Změř si nenávist, kterou teď cítíš, a taky pocit hanby. To množství je také mírou tvé schopnosti pro lásku, radost a soucit.“

„V Království Yru bylo neutrální místo, které se nazývalo Čtvrtá úroveň. Tam se bylo možné dostat pouze náhodou, nikdy ne pomocí nějaké formule či silou vůle. Na Čtvrté úrovni neexistovaly žádné city, které by bylo třeba snášet, nebyla tu žádná minulost ani budoucnost, které by člověka obrušovaly. Nebyla tu žádná paměť, žádné já, nebylo tu nic než holá fakta, která přicházela bez vyžádání...“

„There is nothing that you can do to me that my own craziness doesn't do to me smarter and faster and better.“ I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

„I once had a patient who used to practice the most horrible tortures on himself, and when I asked him why he did such things, he said, 'Why, before the world does them.' I asked him then, 'Why not wait and see what the world will do?' and he said, 'Don't you see? It always come at last, but this way at least I am master of my own destruction.“ I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

„The people on the edge of Hell were most afraid of the devil; for those already in hell the devil was only another and no one in particular.“ I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

„The hidden strength is too deep a secret. But in the end... in the end it is our only ally.“ I Never Promised You a Rose Garden


„She now knew that the death she feared might not be a physical one, that it could be death of the will, the soul, the mind, the laws, and thus not death, but a perpetual dying.“ I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

„Sometimes the world is so much sicker than the inmates of its institutions.“ I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

„At least being nuts is being somewhere.“ I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

„Measure the hate you feel now, and the shame. That quantity is your capacity also to love and to feel joy and to have compassion.“ I Never Promised You a Rose Garden


„... to experience the reality was to suffer a boredom as endless as the illness itself... the boredom of insanity was a great desert, so great that anyone's violence or agony seemed an oasis, and the brief companionship seemed like a rain in the desert that was numbered and counted and remembered long after it was gone.“ I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

„The woman was sane; she accepted the heavy penalties of reality and enjoyed its gifts also.“ I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

„And if I fight, then for what?"
"For nothing easy or sweet, and I told you that last year and the year before that. For your own challenge, for your own mistakes and the punishment for them, for your own definition of love and of sanity - a good strong self with which to begin to live.“
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

„The horror of the Pit lay in the emergence from it, with the return of her will, her caring, and her feeling of the need for meaning before the return of meaning itself.“ I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

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