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Ding Ling

  • Rather than calling this diary a record of my life, it's more accurate to regard it as the sum of all my tears.

    • Ding Ling,
    • "Miss Sophia's Diary" (1927), in I Myself Am a Woman: Selected Writings of Ding Ling ()
  • Live and die your own way, unnoticed.

    • Ding Ling,
    • "Miss Sophia's Diary" (1927), in I Myself Am a Woman: Selected Writings of Ding Ling ()
  • The self is every person's true enemy.

    • Ding Ling,
    • "Miss Sophia's Diary" (1927), in I Myself Am a Woman: Selected Writings of Ding Ling ()
  • When will it no longer be necessary to attach special weight to the word 'woman' and raise it specially?

    • Ding Ling,
    • "Thoughts on March 8" (1942), in I Myself Am a Woman: Selected Writings of Ding Ling ()
  • 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.

    • Ding Ling,
    • "Thoughts on March 8" (1942), in I Myself Am a Woman: Selected Writings of Ding Ling ()
  • 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,
    • "Thoughts on March 8" (1942), in I Myself Am a Woman: Selected Writings of Ding Ling ()

Ding Ling, Chinese writer, cultural figure

(1906 - 1985)

Real name: Chiang Ping-tzu. Occasionally seen as Ting Ling.