I'm afraid my common sense, which was in short supply to begin with, wil be used up too quickly and I won't have any left by the time the war is over.

Anne Frank

Anne Frank

Profession: Author
Nationality: German

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This morning I lay in the bathtub thinking how wonderful it would be if I had a dog like Rin Tin Tin. I'd call him Rin Tin Tin too, and I'd take him to school with me, where he could stay in the janitor's room or by the bicycle racks when the weather was good.

So much has happened it's as if the whole world had suddenly turned upside down.

We long for Saturdays because that means books. We're like a lot of little children with a present. Ordinary people don't know how much books can mean to someone who's cooped up. Our only diversions are reading, studying and listening to the wireless.

Why are millions spent on the war each day, while not a penny is available for medical science, artists or the poor? Why do people have to starve when mountains of food are rotting away in other parts of the world? Oh, why are people so crazy? I.

I strip the bed as fast as I can so I won't be tempted to get back in. Do you know what Mother calls this sort of thing? The art of living. Isn't that a funny expression?

I don't dare do anything anymore, 'cause I'm afraid it's not allowed.

Let me be myself and then I am satisfied.

No, I'm not afraid, except when it comes to things about myself, but I'm working on that.

At the moment, as you've probably noticed, I'm going through a spell of being depressed. I couldn't really tell you why it is, but I believe it's just because I'm a coward, and that's what I keep bumping up against.

At any rate, Daddy usually comes to my defence. Without him I wouldn't be able to stick out here.

Nature is just the one thing that really must be unadulterated.

As long as this exists,' I thought, 'and I may live to see it, this sunshine. the cloudless skies, while this lasts, I cannot be unhappy.

Deep down I know I could never be that innocent again, however much I'd like to be.