Quote of Rosa Luxemburg about “to be a human being”

This quote describes a fundamental attitude for performance in public space and life and artistic practice in general.

“To be a human being is the main thing above all else. And that means to be firm and clear and cheerful, yes , cheerful in spite of everything and anything, because howling is the business of the weak. To be a human being means to joyfully toss your entire life in the gaint scales of fate if it must be so, and at the same time to rejoice in the brightness of every day and the beauty of every cloud.”

Rosa Luxemburg in ” LANDSCAPES: John Berger on Art, John Berger (2016, 2018), Verso: Londen, p.88