Irena's Famous Quotes & Sayings

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40 Irena's Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Irena's Sayings By Irena Sendler: The term 'hero' irritates me greatly. The term 'hero' irritates me greatly. — Irena Sendler
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Irena's Sayings By Irena Klepfisz: What we grieve for is not the loss of a grand vision, but rather the What we grieve for is not the loss of a grand vision, but rather the loss of common things, events and gestures ... ordinariness is the most precious thing we struggle for, what the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto fought for. Not noble causes or abstract theories. But the right to go on living with a sense of purpose and a sense of self-worth
an ordinary life. — Irena Klepfisz
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Irena's Sayings By Irena Deneva: I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one's self-respect. Decedents of I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one's self-respect. Decedents of the beautiful women that fought so hard for centuries to be equal and not objects of men's will, only their achievement to die in vain. As today's woman single desire is to be any men's object by any means on her part. Talk about irony ... — Irena Deneva
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Irena's Sayings By Emma Fraser: Katherine turned back to Irena. 'He's Katherine turned back to Irena. 'He's — Emma Fraser
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Irena's Sayings By Irena A. Hoffman: My plan is to make the best of whatever comes my way. My plan is to make the best of whatever comes my way. — Irena A. Hoffman
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Irena's Sayings By Irena Sendler: Heroes do extraordinary things. What I did was not an extraordinary thing. It was normal. Heroes do extraordinary things. What I did was not an extraordinary thing. It was normal. — Irena Sendler
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Irena's Sayings By Irena Sendler: Over a half-century has passed since the hell of the Holocaust, but its spectre still Over a half-century has passed since the hell of the Holocaust, but its spectre still hangs over the world and doesn't allow us to forget. — Irena Sendler
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Irena's Sayings By Irena Chalmers: There are three reasons for breast-feeding: the milk is always at the right temperature; it There are three reasons for breast-feeding: the milk is always at the right temperature; it comes in attractive containers; and the cat can't get it. — Irena Chalmers
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Irena's Sayings By Irena Chalmers: In this uncertain world, the food is disposable. It is the wrappings that are permanent. In this uncertain world, the food is disposable. It is the wrappings that are permanent. — Irena Chalmers
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Irena's Sayings By Irena Sendler: People can be only divided into good or bad; their race, religion, nationality don't matter. People can be only divided into good or bad; their race, religion, nationality don't matter. — Irena Sendler
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Irena's Sayings By Irena Chalmers: Eggs are very much like small boys. If you overheat them or over beat them, Eggs are very much like small boys. If you overheat them or over beat them, they will turn on you and no amount of future love will right the wrong. — Irena Chalmers
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Irena's Sayings By Irena Chalmers: In the last analysis, a pickle is a cucumber with experience. In the last analysis, a pickle is a cucumber with experience. — Irena Chalmers
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Irena's Sayings By Milan Kundera: To cover his tracks and mask his erotic withdrawal, he took pleasure in good-naturedly dirty To cover his tracks and mask his erotic withdrawal, he took pleasure in good-naturedly dirty stories and mildly ambiguous allusions, all delivered loudly and with laughter. The mother was his best ally, ever quick to support him with smutty remarks that she would pronounce in some exaggerated, parodic manner, and in her puerile English. Listening to the two of them, Irena got the sense that eroticism had once and for all turned into childish clowning. — Milan Kundera
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Irena's Sayings By Irena Sendler: If being a saint is complete devotion to a cause, bravery and altruism, then I If being a saint is complete devotion to a cause, bravery and altruism, then I think Mrs Sendlerowa fulfils all the conditions.I think about her the way you think about someone you owe your life to. — Irena Sendler
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Irena's Sayings By Milan Kundera: Irena went to the window to savor the freedom of solitude. Irena went to the window to savor the freedom of solitude. — Milan Kundera
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Irena's Sayings By Irena Klepfisz: The aspirations of most peoplesecurity, pleasure, leisure, meaningful work, creative and intellectual pursuitsare to be The aspirations of most people
security, pleasure, leisure, meaningful work, creative and intellectual pursuits
are to be supported. These desires and dreams are not shameful. In supporting them, we are showing solidarity with working people, for whom these are luxuries and not givens. — Irena Klepfisz
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Irena's Sayings By Milan Kundera: In Irena's head the alcohol plays a double role: it frees her fantasy, encourages her In Irena's head the alcohol plays a double role: it frees her fantasy, encourages her boldness, makes her sensual, and at the same time it dims her memory. She makes love wildly, lasciviously, and at the same time the curtain of oblivion wraps her lewdness in an all-concealing darkness. As if a poet were writing his greatest poem with ink that instantly disappears. — Milan Kundera
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Irena's Sayings By Irena Klepfisz: Most Jewish feminists and gays that I know remain angry and frustrated by Jewish progressives. Most Jewish feminists and gays that I know remain angry and frustrated by Jewish progressives. Deeply committed to progressive causes, frequently in the vanguard of political action, Jewish feminist and gays find ourselves fighting for the rights of others without the secure knowledge that others will fight for us. — Irena Klepfisz
Irena's Sayings By Irena Klepfisz: Jews must learn to say without excuse, without equivocation: despite our history and our powerlessness Jews must learn to say without excuse, without equivocation: despite our history and our powerlessness in the past, despite allthe injustices that we have endured
today, now, the Palestinians are the victims of oppression, and their oppressors are the Israelis. — Irena Klepfisz
Irena's Sayings By Milan Kundera: How can she explain to Gustaf that within the magic circle of maternal energy, Irena How can she explain to Gustaf that within the magic circle of maternal energy, Irena has never manage to rule over her own life? How can she explain that the constant proximity of the mother would throw her back, into her weakness, her immaturity? — Milan Kundera
Irena's Sayings By Irena Sendler: Humanity has understood nothing. Religious, tribal, national wars continue. The world continues to be in Humanity has understood nothing. Religious, tribal, national wars continue. The world continues to be in a sea of blood. — Irena Sendler
Irena's Sayings By Milan Kundera: Remembering now all those farewells (fake farewells, worked-up farewells), Irena thinks: a person who messes Remembering now all those farewells (fake farewells, worked-up farewells), Irena thinks: a person who messes up her goodbyes shouldn't expect much from her re-unions. — Milan Kundera
Irena's Sayings By Irena Klepfisz: I have never heard of a tradition among Jews that encourages us to support each I have never heard of a tradition among Jews that encourages us to support each others' differences. Quite the contrary. What I've always been taught is that Jews forever see each other as bitter enemies whose differences are irreconcilable. — Irena Klepfisz
Irena's Sayings By Irena A. Hoffman: It is very easy to slowly lose your self confidence in a business where rejection It is very easy to slowly lose your self confidence in a business where rejection is a possibility with every trial. It is a business after all and there are so many amazing actors out there that you'll never really see or hear of simply because they don't have someone of influence backing them. — Irena A. Hoffman
Irena's Sayings By Irena Klepfisz: Iknow the bitter fact that most lives are incredibly wasted, that opportunities for developing identity, Iknow the bitter fact that most lives are incredibly wasted, that opportunities for developing identity, for receiving pleasure, for achieving a sense of self-worth are limited and, not only underdeveloped, but in most cases not developed at all
because no one thinks that a housewife, or a mother, or a typist has anything to develop. — Irena Klepfisz
Irena's Sayings By Marcia K. Vaughan: Irena Sendler never thought of herself as a hero. She only did what she felt Irena Sendler never thought of herself as a hero. She only did what she felt she must, and wished she could have done more. — Marcia K. Vaughan
Irena's Sayings By Irena Sendler: The world can be better if there's love, tolerance and humility. The world can be better if there's love, tolerance and humility. — Irena Sendler
Irena's Sayings By Irena Klepfisz: I am an outsider, a lesbian, a shikse. The Jewish community is not my community. I am an outsider, a lesbian, a shikse. The Jewish community is not my community. But as a Jew
as a Jew in a Christian, anti-Semitic society
the Jewish community is, and will always remain, my community. Enemy and ally. — Irena Klepfisz
Irena's Sayings By Irena Klepfisz: How do we work together? For if we want liberation for women, then we're committed How do we work together? For if we want liberation for women, then we're committed to building a society in which these distances
of class and economics
dissolve, and all our authentic differences
cultures, personalities, sexualities, talents, and aspirations
emerge and are equally nourished. — Irena Klepfisz
Irena's Sayings By Irena Klepfisz: Poland remains undzer heym, our home, no matter how bitter the memories, how filled with Poland remains undzer heym, our home, no matter how bitter the memories, how filled with disappointment and betrayal. Amerike iz goles, America is exile, a foreign land in which I speak a foreign tongue. But I will never live in Poland. I do not want to, though I do not see an end to the mourning. — Irena Klepfisz
Irena's Sayings By Irena A. Hoffman: I consider every step towards doing what you love an achievement. I consider every step towards doing what you love an achievement. — Irena A. Hoffman
Irena's Sayings By Irena A. Hoffman: My dream was to eventually make movies. To be part of the fairy tales, stories My dream was to eventually make movies. To be part of the fairy tales, stories and novels I loved reading so much growing up. — Irena A. Hoffman
Irena's Sayings By Irena Sendler: I was taught that if you see a person drowning, you must jump into the I was taught that if you see a person drowning, you must jump into the water to save them, whether you can swim or not. — Irena Sendler
Irena's Sayings By Irena A. Hoffman: There will be beautiful times and tough times, as such is life, but if your There will be beautiful times and tough times, as such is life, but if your heart is in it, then it is worth it all the way. — Irena A. Hoffman
Irena's Sayings By Irena Klepfisz: I've stopped wanting to do any work at all. All work is bullshit. Everyone knows I've stopped wanting to do any work at all. All work is bullshit. Everyone knows that. No matter how many telephones and extensions, no matter how many secretaries, no matter how many names in the rolodex. It's all bullshit. — Irena Klepfisz
Irena's Sayings By Irena Huang: When words fail music speaks. When words fail music speaks. — Irena Huang
Irena's Sayings By Irena Sendler: Every child saved with my help and the help of all the wonderful secret messengers, Every child saved with my help and the help of all the wonderful secret messengers, who today are no longer living, is the justification of my existence on this earth, and not a title to glory. — Irena Sendler
Irena's Sayings By Michelle Rowen: I stared blankly at Rhys for what felt like about three days."Me?" I finally sputtered.He I stared blankly at Rhys for what felt like about three days.
"Me?" I finally sputtered.
He nodded.
"You're kidding, right?"
"Not kidding."
I laughed then, and it sounded slightly hysterical. "I'm not
going to marry you."
"I'm not asking you to."
"Good."
He eyed me. "And you can wipe that horrified look off your
face because it's obviously not true."
"Do I look horrified?"
"Yes, you do."
I grimaced. "Nothing personal, Rhys, but - "
He held up a hand. "Say nothing else. I shouldn't have even
mentioned it to you. I'll find another dragon to help me."
"Second opinions are really important," I said.
He just glowered at that.
We rode the rest of the way back to Erin Heights in silence.
Now I had even more information crowding my already full brain.
Maybe that Irena chick should go see a shrink, herself. She was
one crazy dragon lady. — Michelle Rowen
Irena's Sayings By Irena A. Hoffman: As a kid, my brother and I would read the same novel, we'd memorize entire As a kid, my brother and I would read the same novel, we'd memorize entire pages, reenact the book as it's characters, and would immerse in playing like that for hours. I suppose it was a natural follow up, wanting to still play in a similar fashion, but as an adult. — Irena A. Hoffman
Irena's Sayings By Irena Klepfisz: To most middle-class feminists, as to most middle-class non-feminists, working-class women remain mysterious creatures to To most middle-class feminists, as to most middle-class non-feminists, working-class women remain mysterious creatures to be "reached out to" in some abstract way. No connection. No solidarity. — Irena Klepfisz