A lame creature, a cripple like myself, has no right to love. How should I, broken, shattered being

A lame creature, a cripple like myself, has no right …

A lame creature, a cripple like myself, has no right to love. How should I, broken, shattered being that I am, be anything but a burden to you, when to myself I am an object of disgust, of loathing. A creature such as I, I know, has no right to love, and certainly no right to be loved. It is for such a creature to creep away into a corner and die and cease to make other people's lives a burden with her presence.

Stefan Zweig