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“A straight line is the shortest in morals as in geometry.”
“From the foot of the pyramids I contemplate twenty centuries, buried in the sand. ... I came here to hold on to fleeting life, and I see all about me only death. ... I write this, not quite knowing what I'm saying, but I dry the ink with the dust of Egyptian queens.”
“We all must pay with the current coin of life / For the honey that we taste.”
“... all that she had had, and all that she had missed, were lost together, and were twice lost in this landslide of remembered losses. This is a bond nothing can ever loosen. What I have lost: what I possess forever.”
“I used to consider myself as great as a pyramid, and now I realize that I am only a shadow that passes.”
Rachel, Russian poet, lyricist
(1890 - 1931)
Full name: Rachel Bluwstein (also seen: Blumstein, Blaustein).