Saturday, November 30, 2013

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. 

Oscar Wilde

The unfed mind devours itself. 

Gore Vidal

What's terrible is to pretend that second-rate is first-rate. To pretend that you don't need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better. 

Doris Lessing

Friday, September 06, 2013

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one. 

George R.R. Martin

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn. -Anne Frank

Sunday, August 25, 2013

But luxury has never appealed to me, I like simple things, books, being alone, or with somebody who understands. 

Daphne du Maurier

Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory. 

Betty Smith

Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly. 

Cornelia Funke

Sunday, June 02, 2013

“If I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food, it's a plus for everybody.

Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.” 

“The way you make an omelet reveals your character.” 
“That without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, moribund.” 
“I lurched away from the table after a few hours feeling like Elvis in Vegas - fat, drugged, and completely out of it.” 
“Maybe that’s enlightenment enough: to know that there is no final resting place of the mind; no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go. -Anthony Bourdain” 
“your body is not a temple, it's an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” 
“I don't have to agree with you to like you or respect you.”