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“Rather than calling this diary a record of my life, it's more accurate to regard it as the sum of all my tears.”
“Live and die your own way, unnoticed.”
“The self is every person's true enemy.”
“When will it no longer be necessary to attach special weight to the word 'woman' and raise it specially?”
“Happiness is to take up the struggle in the midst of the raging storm and not to pluck the lute in the moonlight or recite poetry among the blossoms.”
“But only those who have aims and ambitions for the benefit, not of the individual, but of humankind as a whole can persevere to the end.”
Ding Ling, Chinese writer, cultural figure
(1906 - 1985)
Real name: Chiang Ping-tzu. Occasionally seen as Ting Ling.