The best Quotes by Deborah Feldmann

The best Quotes by Deborah Feldmann

Deborah Feldman (born 17 August 1986 in New York) is an American-born German writer living in Berlin. Her 2012 autobiography, Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, tells the story of her escape from an ultra-Orthodox community in Brooklyn, New York, and was the basis of the 2020 Netflix miniseries Unorthodox.

Can anyone survive without faith, however its labeled? No matter how you live, it seems, you need faith to get by, to get ahead.
For a while I thought I could un-Jew myself. Then I realized that being Jewish is not in the ritual or the action. It is in one's history. I am proud of being Jewish.
I feel so extraordinarily happy and free when I read that I'm convinced it could make everything else in my life bearable.
I am hungry for power, but not to lord over others; only to own myself.
I can't bear the thought of living an entire lifetime on this planet and not getting to do all the things I dream of doing, simply because they aren't allowed.
As far as I can remember, I have always wanted everything from life, everything it can possibly give me. This desire separates me from people who are willing to settle for less. I cannot even comprehend how people's desires can be small, ambitions narrow and limited, when the possibilities are endless.
Until the stifling heat of summer sets in, my neighborhood is suspended in momentary perfection, a fantasy filled with swirling gusts of pink and white petals that rain down on the sunlit pavement.

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God expected too much of me. Now I need to find my own path.
Esther "Esty" Shapiro in Unorthodox - Season 1
I thought the ham would make me sick. It didn't.
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You went all the way to Europe and all you saw were graves?
Esther "Esty" Shapiro in Unorthodox - Season 1
One of the main differences between Munich and Berlin is that when thousands of people get drunk in silly clothes and start vomitting, we don't call it "Oktoberfest", we call it "Tuesday".
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Berlin will live and the Wall will fall!
Willy Brandt - 10. November 1989
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Look at Berlin, where Germans and Americans learned to work together and trust each other less than three years after facing each other on the field of battle.
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Berlin - the greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine.
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You're crazy, child, you should go to Berlin.
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Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is "Ich bin ein Berliner."
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Hope is like the sun. If you only believe in it when you can see it, you'll never make it through the night.
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Leonard: "You owe me another two dollars, the price of moo shu pork went up."
Howard: "It's getting tougher and tougher to be a bad Jew."
Howard Wolowitz in The Big Bang Theory - Season 2 Episode 14
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If you only ever read one book in your life I highly recommend... keeping your f*cking mouth shut.
Banksy in Cut It Out
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After all, you still need time to just sit there and take a look around.
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It's real, Six. You can't get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. It's the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.
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What other people think of you is none of your business.
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This is the true measure of love: When we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
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The Light failed; but the Darkness that followed was more than loss of light.
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Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
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The first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.
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She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.
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Hope is like a shard of glass. Tread on it, and you'll end up wincing with every step. The best policy is to tweezer it out. Sure, it will hurt like billy-o and the wound will take a while to heal, but after that you can walk again.
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The dead are dead, and talking won't bring them back to life.
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There are so many magical places in books that you can't go to, like Hogwarts and Middle Earth, so I wanted to set a story in a place where children can actually go.
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That's the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.
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"How do you spell 'love'?" - "You don't spell it... you feel it."
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Walk until the darkness is a memory, and you become the sun on the next traveler's horizon.
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