Quotation by Anne Frank

I have often been downcast, but never in despair; I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time. In my diary I treat all the privations as amusing. I have made up my mind now to lead a different life from other girls and, later on, different from ordinary housewives. My start has been so very full of interest, and that is the sole reason why I have to laugh at the humorous side of the most dangerous moments.
Anne Frank (1929–1945), German Jewish refugee, diarist. The Diary of a Young Girl, entry for May 3, 1944 (1947, trans. 1952).
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