"To live so filled with ambition, and at the end, oblivion!"
Writings by Marie Bashkirtseff
The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff — Introduction1884
What if I should die suddenly, carried away by some swift disease? After my death they would search among my papers; my journal would be found, my family would destroy it, and in a short time, of me there would remain nothing—nothing—nothing!
The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff — The Final Days1884
And then everything will be ended. Everything will be ended. I shall die with the dying year.