The Diary of Anne Frank
How we cite our quotes:
I want to go on living even after my death! And that’s why I’m so grateful to God for giving me this gift, which I can use to develop myself and to express all that’s inside me! (4/5/1944.4)
Anne begins to realize the possibility of her death, but seeks a way to find immortality through her diary.
That night I really thought I was going to die. I waited for the police and I was ready for death, like a soldier on a battlefield. I’d gladly have given my life for my country. (4/11/1944. 51)
Before this point, Anne never really thought she might die; when the police knocking on their disguised entrance to the Secret Annex, Anne must confront her mortality directly.
Once again you hear "shh" from all sides, and we’re doing everything more quietly. The police forced the door there; they could just as easily do that here too! What will we do if we’re ever . . . no, I mustn’t write that down. But the question won’t let itself be pushed to the back of my mind today; on the contrary, all the fear I’ve ever felt is looming before me in all its horror. (5/26/1944.6)
Anne seems to generally be aware of her mortality, but attempts not to ever allow its presence in her consciousness or even writing for fear it might come true.