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Martha Albrand

"Failure is never a reason not to try again."

Martha Albrand, Wait for the Dawn (1950)

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"... when you start to bore yourself and others, that's when you begin to get old."

Martha Albrand, Wait for the Dawn (1950)

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" It is a great blessing to be able to forget, but it takes a lot of wisdom to know what should be forgotten."

Martha Albrand, Wait for the Dawn (1950)

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"What would be achieved ever if people lost the ability to dream?"

Martha Albrand, Wait for the Dawn (1950)

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"It is when you doubt yourself that you are grown up."

Martha Albrand, Wait for the Dawn (1950)

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"Scientists have a second brain where other people have their hearts."

Martha Albrand, Nightmare in Copenhagen (1954)

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"... innocence is the hardest thing to prove."

Martha Albrand, Nightmare in Copenhagen (1954)

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"Once you allow anyone to terrorize you, you will be terrorized all your life. Terror corrupts. Pretty soon you'll be terrorizing others. ... Life doesn't mean anything if you can't rid yourself of fear."

Martha Albrand, Nightmare in Copenhagen (1954)

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"You are free only when you care for nobody in the world. But if you stop caring, life isn't worth living."

Martha Albrand, Nightmare in Copenhagen (1954)

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"[Sculpture:] The most breadless art of our day."

Martha Albrand, The Mask of Alexander (1955)

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"No fight is harder than the struggle against the thing you want most to believe."

Martha Albrand, A Door Fell Shut (1966)

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"... there are things you mustn't even try to explain. They either become trite or they tie you down to something that's only half true."

Martha Albrand, A Door Fell Shut (1966)

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"There are as many jealousies in life as there are different flowers or trees or animals."

Martha Albrand, A Taste of Terror (1977)

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Martha Albrand, German-born U.S. writer
(1914 - 1981)

Real name: Heidi Huberta Freybe Lamon. Also wrote under: Katrin Holland, Heidi Huberta.