Snippets of Serbian literature 4


"Life is a miracle beyond comprehension, since it keeps being eroded and wasted away, still it endures and persists in the passage of time 'like the bridge on the Drina'.”

"You keep telling me I am going to experience a burn out, that I will leave mere ashes behind, but at least I would know that I was fire. Yet, you will leave a mere slimelike trace behind"

"In between the fear that something might happen and the hope that still it might not, there is much more room than one seems to think. A lot of us spend our lives in that narrow, hard, barren and bleak space."

"It seems to me, that if only people knew how hard it is for me to endure life, they would find it easier to forgive me for all the wrongs I have done and all the good things I seem to have failed to do. And they would still find little compassion in them for me."

Quotes taken from the books by Ivo Andric and translated by Natasha, our guest contributor , from www.angloland.rs

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