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Lidia Ginzburg

  • You must be practically a hero to retain your composure in the midst of universal panic. But just try to scream and tear around when everyone else is going about his business — that takes a lot of audacity.

    • Lidia Ginzburg,
    • "The Siege of Leningrad," in Soviet Women Writing ()
  • Death can be successfully put out of mind for the simple reason that it is beyond human experience. Death is either the abstract concept of nonexistence or the emotion of fear.

    • Lidia Ginzburg,
    • "The Siege of Leningrad," in Soviet Women Writing ()
  • Humans abhor a vacuum. The immediate filling of a vacuum is one of the basic functions of speech. Meaningless conversations are no less important in our lives than meaningful ones.

    • Lidia Ginzburg,
    • "The Siege of Leningrad," in Soviet Women Writing ()
  • A line is an involuntary combination of people who are simultaneously irritated with one another and focused on a single, common circle of interests and goals. This leads to a mixture of rivalry, hostility, and collective sentiment, a constant readiness to close ranks against a common enemy — anyone who breaks the rules.

    • Lidia Ginzburg,
    • "The Siege of Leningrad," in Soviet Women Writing ()

Lidia Ginzburg, Russian writer

(1902 - 1990)