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Neesay

Neesay

Joined May 2019

Better to have your nose in a book than someone else's business
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Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
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Later, Yui realized she had learned another important thing in that place of confinement: that silencing a man was equivalent to erasing him forever. And so it was important to tell stories, to talk to people, to talk about people. To listen to people talking about other people. Even to speak with the dead, if it helped.

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Circe | Madeline Miller

Humbling women seems to me a chief pastime of poets. As if there can be no story unless we crawl and weep.

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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller

It is right to seek peace for the dead. You and I both know there is no peace for those who live after.

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A Court of Silver Flames | Sarah J. Maas

So Nesta had become a wolf. Armed herself with invisible teeth and claws, and learned to strike faster, deeper, more lethally. Had relished it. But when the time came to put away the wolf, she'd found it had devoured her too

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We Were Liars | E Lockhart

If you want to live where people are not afraid of mice, you must give up living in palaces.

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The changeling | Joy Williams

Children were quite disturbing really. It was difficult to think about children for long. They were all fickle little nihilists and one was forever being forced to protect oneself from their murderousness.

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Only her chin-length dark hair and solid silver eyes were visible above the collar. She looked
“You look like an angry snowball,” Cassian said.

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Nesta looked at the king with death twining around his hands, then down at Cassian. And covered Cassian‘s body with her own. Cassian went still - then his hand slid over her back. Together. They‘d go together.

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas

To the people who look at the stars and wish, Rhys."
Rhys clinked his glass against mine. “To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.

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Do you ever stop being so serious and dull?"
"Do you ever stop being such a prick?" I snapped back.
Dead—really, truly, I should have been dead for that.
But Lucien grinned at me. "Much better.

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Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?

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About a Boy | Nick Hornby

You had to live in your own bubble. You couldn't force your way into someone else's, because then it wouldn't be a bubble any more.

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The Last Mrs. Parrish | Liv Constantine

We could see a fertility doctor. Maybe your sperm count is low.” He scowled. “There‘s nothing wrong with me. You‘re the dried-up old prune.

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The last lecture | Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow

I have an engineering problem.
While for the most part I'm in terrific physical shape, I have ten tumours in my liver and I have only a few months left to live.

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The Host: A Novel | Stephenie Meyer

This place was truly the highest and the lowest of all worlds the most beautiful senses, the most exquisite emotions.. the most malevolent desires, the darkest deeds. Perhaps it was meant to be so. Perhaps without the lows, the highs could not be reached.

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Children have a lesson adults should learn, to not be ashamed of failing, but to get up and try again. Most of us adults are so afraid, so cautious, so 'safe,' and therefore so shrinking and rigid and afraid that it is why so many humans fail. Most middle-aged adults have resigned themselves to failure.

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You | Caroline Kepnes

The problem with books is that they end. They seduce you. They spread their legs to you and pull you inside. And you go deep and leave your possessions and your ties to the world at the door and you like it inside and you don't want for your possessions or your ties and then, the book evaporates.

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The soul, lies at the heart of humanness; to be deprived of it is to be dehumanized... Men subjected to dehumanizing treatment experience profound wretchedness and loneliness and find that hope is almost impossible to retain. Without dignity, identity is erased. In its absence, men are defined not by themselves, but by their captors and the circumstances in which they are forced to live.

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Breaking Dawn | Stephenie Meyer

Hey, Rosalie? Do you know how to drown a blonde? Stick a mirror to the bottom of a pool.

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Eclipse | Stephenie Meyer

Amazing," Edward muttered. "How can someone so tiny be so annoying?"
Alice laughed. "It's a talent.

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New Moon | Stephanie Meyer

Well, I'm so sorry that I can't be the right kind of monster for you, Bella.

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Twilight | Stephanie Meyer

And so the lion fell in love with the lamb…" he murmured. I looked away, hiding my eyes as I thrilled to the word.
"What a stupid lamb," I sighed.
"What a sick, masochistic lion.

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A Room With A View | E.M. Forster

When we were only acquaintances, you let me be myself, but now you're always protecting me... I won't be protected. I will choose for myself what is ladylike and right. To shield me is an insult. Can't I be trusted to face the truth but I must get it second-hand through you? A woman's place!

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Ella Minnow Pea | Mark Dunn

We must respect that silence and make our decisions and judgments based upon science and fact and simple old-fashioned common sense; a commodity absent for too long from those in governmental elevatia, where its employ would do us all much good

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The Call of the Wild | Jack London

He must master or be mastered; while to show mecy was a weakness. Mercy did not exist in the primordial life. It was misunderstood for fear, and such misunderstandings made for death. Kill or be killed, eat or be eaten, was the law; and this mandate, down out of the depths of Time, he obeyed.

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Mom & Me & Mom | Maya Angelou

This is the role of the mother. And in that visit I really saw clearly, for the first time, why a mother is really important. Not just because she feeds and also loves and also cuddles... but because in an interesting and and maybe an eerie and other worldly way, she stands in the gap. She stands between the unknown and the known.

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Just Kids | Patti Smith

Where does it all lead? What will become of us? These were our young questions, and young answers were revealed. It leads to each other. We become ourselves.

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The Iliad | Homer Homer

Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter.

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The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi

Listen. I don't like to preach, but here's some advice. You'll meet a lot of jerks in life. If they hurt you, remember it's because they're stupid. Don't react to their cruelty. There's nothing worse than bitterness and revenge. Keep your dignity and be true to yourself.

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But sometimes, unexpectedly, grief pounded over me in waves that left me gasping; and when the waves washed back, I found myself looking out over a brackish wreck which was illumined in a light so lucid, so heartsick and empty, that I could hardly remember that the world had ever been anything but dead.

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A Suitable Boy | Vikram Seth

You can't blame her,' said Amit. 'After a life so full of tragedy anyone would become hard.'

'What tragedy?' asked Mrs. Chatterji.

'Well, when she was four,' said Amit, 'her mother slapped her--it was quite traumatic--and then things went on in that vein. When she was twelve she came in second in an exam...It hardens you.

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The Chaos of Stars | Kiersten White

I get that you're scared and that you've been hurt. But doing what is easy and safe is no way to live, and a life without passion and love is so far beneath what you deserve.

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All up and down the street the houses looked like any others, but inside them were people who might be happy, or taking refuge, or steeling themselves to go out into the world, searching for something better. So many lives she would never know about, unfolding behind those doors.

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan

Just because some people actually work for their money doesn‘t mean they are beneath you.

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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates

You are growing into consciousness, and my wish for you is that you feel no need to constrict yourself to make other people comfortable.
#blacklivesmatter

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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams

You said that I could be any type of black girl that I wanted to be.
#blacklivesmatter

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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams

Instead, I was met with what I'd been trying to pretend hadn't always been a room full of white not-quite-liberals whose opinions, like their money, had been inherited.

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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams

I wished that well-meaning white liberals would think before they said things that they thought were perfectly innocent.

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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo

Women shouldn't judge each others lives, if we haven't been through one another's fires.

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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront

I have not broken your heart - you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine.

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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult

You don‘t look at another person‘s plate to see if they have more than you. You look to see if they have enough.

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Wakenhyrst | Michelle Paver

The reeds stood tall and dead: I had the oddest feeling they wanted me gone. The light was failing. I caught a swampy smell of decay. Behind me something rustled and I saw the reeds part for some unseen creature. I thought: No wonder Maud‘s mad. All her life in a place like this?

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Madame Bovary | Flaubert, Gustave

One's duty is to feel what is great, cherish the beautiful, and to not accept the conventions of society with the ignominy that it imposes upon us.

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The Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton

Ah, good conversation - there's nothing like it, is there? The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing.

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I compare myself with my former self, not with others. Not only that, I tend to compare my current self with the best I have been, which is when I have been midly manic. When I am my present "normal" self, I am far removed from when I have been my liveliest, most productive, most intense, most outgoing and effervescent. In short, for myself, I am a hard act to follow.

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Lady Chatterley's Lover | D.H. Lawrence

There's lots of good fish in the sea...maybe...but the vast masses seem to be mackerel or herring, and if you're not mackerel or herring yourself, you are likely to find very few good fish in the sea.

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Kensuke's Kingdom (UK) | Michael Morpurgo

Life must not be spent always hoping, always waiting. Life is for living.

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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak

I guess humans like to watch a little destruction. Sand castles, houses of cards, that's where they begin. Their great skills is their capacity to escalate.

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A Room of One's Own | Virginia Woolf

When, however, one reads of a witch being ducked, of a woman possessed by devils, of a wise woman selling herbs, or even of a very remarkable man who had a mother, then I think we are on the track of a lost novelist, a suppressed poet, of some mute and inglorious Jane Austen, some Emily Bronte who dashed her brains out on the moor or mopped and mowed about the highways crazed with the torture that her gift had put her to.

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A Room of One's Own | Virginia Woolf

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.

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