I enjoyed every page of this book! Usually, such books don’t have scientific valid information, but this one is filled with studies and experiments. S...moreI enjoyed every page of this book! Usually, such books don’t have scientific valid information, but this one is filled with studies and experiments. Some of the information were shocking, other weren’t. This is basically the manual for communication that we’ve been looking for.
Here are some of my favorite parts: “Artists, musicians, surgeons and those whose occupation is delicate and involves use of their hands generally prefer not to shake hands.”
“Smile constantly. Everyone will wonder what you’ve been up to.”
“Men are equipped with a form of tunnel vision that makes them far better than women at seeing directly in front of them.” “Women’s peripheral vision extends to at least 45 degrees to each side, above and below, which means she can appear to be looking at someone’s face while, at the same time, she’s inspecting their goods and chattels.”
“People described as ‘cold’ and ‘cold fish’ are usually also physically cooler than people because their blood is drawn into the leg and arm muscles for the ‘fight or flight’ response created by tension.” (less)
I loved this book! It's light and interesting. What I loved about it the most is that it discussed how easy it is to be good. Also, it's an unusual poin...moreI loved this book! It's light and interesting. What I loved about it the most is that it discussed how easy it is to be good. Also, it's an unusual point of you, different from what you'd read about self improvement.
My favorite part was this: "Do not covet your ideas. Give away everything you know, and more will come back to you." Even though it's not always applicable, but I find it easy to believe because it's true.
**spoiler alert** This book was interesting at first, it’s been a while since I read something, so this was my first. It showed a conflict between lov...more**spoiler alert** This book was interesting at first, it’s been a while since I read something, so this was my first. It showed a conflict between love and religion, that I couldn’t understand, or couldn’t relate to. I expected it to be more powerful and interesting, it’s a bit overrated. I liked it, it wasn’t bad, and here are some of my favorites from it:
“Life teaches us many things.” “It taught me that we can learn, and it taught me that we can change,” “even when it seems impossible.”
“The wise are wise only because they love”
“but it’s better to lose some of the battles in the struggle for your dreams than to be defeated without ever even knowing what you’re fighting for.”
“If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I either wait for him or forget him” (less)
أُخبرت عن الكتاب من قبل صديقه, لما فيه من "تشابه" بيني وبين المواضيع التي ذكرت. كتاب شيق, ممتع, وأسلوبه سلس. ذُكرت بعض النقاط التي شدت انتباهي أكثر من غ...moreأُخبرت عن الكتاب من قبل صديقه, لما فيه من "تشابه" بيني وبين المواضيع التي ذكرت. كتاب شيق, ممتع, وأسلوبه سلس. ذُكرت بعض النقاط التي شدت انتباهي أكثر من غيرها (أيدت بعضها أكثر من غيرها بمعنى أصح), منها المقدمة, وكيف ربط الكاتب بين بيكاسو وستاربكس.
نقطة أخرى, حين قال أن كلاً من الألم والراحة مؤقت وزائل غير دائم. وكيف أن الألم يصنعنا.
أحببت اقتباس الكاتب لمختارات جميلة, مثل قول الطغرائي: أعلل النفس بالآمال أرقبها ماأضيق العيش لولا فسحة الأمل
من الأمثلة التي أعجبت بها أيضاً "إن من يحمل قلماً عليه ألا يخشى ممن يحمل بندقية, فالأقلام لا تصدأ والبنادق لا تورث".
ذكر الكاتب, أن من عادى نفسه عادى من حوله, وأن رحيل الانسان عن نفسه هو أقسى انواع الرحيل.
أيضاً ذكر في الخيارات "لكي تدرك الخيارت الحقيقية, عليك أن تصغي كثيراً, ولكي تصغي كثيراً , عليك أن تصمت أكثر."
وذكر في الموهبة " لا يفقتد شبابنا ومبدعينا إلى القدرات والمواهب, ولكنهم يفتقدون إلى الثقة التي سلبتها منهم بيئتهم المثبطة للعزائم."
قال في الهدية "إن أجمل هدية هي تلك التي تأتي دون مناسبة, لأنها بذلك تكون أصدق, وتكون جزءاً من ذات المعطي, تحمل صدقاً وحميمية أبدية."
وآخر نقطة أيدته فيها هي "الوقت عدو الانسان اللدود, وعلى الرغم من استيعابنا لهذه الحقيقة إلا أننا لا نفك ننظر إلى الساعة في كل حين.. الخ"
I used to think that the book was overrated, but after reading it I think it's not. Heathcliff's character was my favorite, some of you might disagree,...moreI used to think that the book was overrated, but after reading it I think it's not. Heathcliff's character was my favorite, some of you might disagree, I think he was just driven and blinded by his past. He wanted what everyone else would want at some point of thier lives, payback. He was brave enough to admit it. Not to mention his love to Cathy which destroyed him completely.
I have so many favorite quotes, and this is my top favorite. When Heathcliff was holding Cathy. "It's so hard... to forgive alone, it's a lie. Yes, I forgive what you've done to me. I love my murderer. But yours... how can I?"(less)
First of all, I've heard about this book ever since it was released, all my friends around me started reading it, and I personally didn't give a damn....moreFirst of all, I've heard about this book ever since it was released, all my friends around me started reading it, and I personally didn't give a damn. I didn't even find the name interesting at all. So I decided to read it now (English version). Let me say that I'm neither an author nor a critic; I'm just a reader, and a Riyadh girl.
The book was interesting at first, but then it got boring and confusing because there were too many stories, which was good and bad at once. I liked the idea that it was similar to Gossip Girl (the TV show). There were also too many accusations.
Here are some of the parts that caught my attention: -I liked the French saying "Women don't pretty themselves up for men: they do it to get back at other women." And I might agree with it, might. -I also agree with the part, where the author, or if I may say "the gossip girl" said that people in malls stare at you, it's uncomfortable not to mention, really annoying. -Another habit that I agree with, the comparing between sisters, when they compared between Lamees & Tamadur, even though they're twins, comparing between people is a bad thing. -In one of the chapters, she generalized, saying that Najdi men (or as she calls them Bedwins) have some typical habits, which is right and wrong at the same time. Some habits are in men generally not only in the men from Najd. -In another chapter, she "the gossip girl" said that it's not ok to generalize, and it's not acceptable to do so, even though she generalized in many chapters, the previous point is one example. -In chapter 39 "Bandar" said that "the gossip girl" showed a perfect picture of males from the western region when she did the exact opposite for those from Riyadh and the eastern region. And I agree with him, even though he isn't real. And this leads me to my next point.
The author seemed to be bitter over something, and racist. Honestly, I don't think she would've made it, if it wasn't for Ghazi (may Allah rest his soul), and if it wasn't for the fact that she wasn't in Saudi then.
This book isn't just another story, or another novel about life. This book is real. And what will make you understand more & actually want to lear...moreThis book isn't just another story, or another novel about life. This book is real. And what will make you understand more & actually want to learn more is that Morrie was dying, I don't think I'd pay much attention if he was just another man who talked about life and how to live it. He believed in sharing, loving and admiring the little things. By love he meant everyone that he ever knownn. Here are some of my favorite parts of the book: "If you really want it, then you'll make your dream happen." "I cry all the time now." what I loved about this part, he was ok with showing his emotions, unlike Mitch, who wasn't so comfortable. "Everyone knows they're going to die, but nobody believes it. If we did, we would do things differently." "And this is important-not just for someone like me, who is dying, but for someone like you, who is perfectly healthy. Learn to detach." He also believed in sadness, it's ok to be sad, it's ok to cry as long as you're going to detach, feel it for a while then get over it. "Don't let go too soon, but don't hang on too long." "Money is not a sustitute for tenderness, and power is not a substitute for tenderness. I can tell you,as I'm sitting here dying, when you most need it, neither money nor power will give you the feeling you're looking for, no matter how much of them you have." "What's wrong with being number two?" He shouted back at the students when they were shouting "We're number one." Finally, when Mitch asked him what would your perfect day be like? he sipmly described a normal day that inculded going for a walk and dancing at night. That might sound cheesy to you, even Mitch expected more from him, but I think what made it so perfect to Morrie is its simplicity.(less)
A story about faith, hope, courage, loyalty, love, secrets, war, peace, and most of all friendship & brotherhood. I loved every chapter of it. The...moreA story about faith, hope, courage, loyalty, love, secrets, war, peace, and most of all friendship & brotherhood. I loved every chapter of it. The tragedy, the little things in it made me thirsty for more. And my favorite quote is "for you a thousand times over." My favorite character's Hassan needless to say, and Amir wasn't bad after all. The author's way of telling the story was perfect, a must read book.(less)
جداً أستمتع بقراءة كتابات محمد الرطيان, أسلوبه سلس وقاسي بعض الأحيان ولكن يصلك المغزى بأوضح طريقة ممكنة. أحببت مبادئه, ومواضيعه العشوائية التي جمعها ف...moreجداً أستمتع بقراءة كتابات محمد الرطيان, أسلوبه سلس وقاسي بعض الأحيان ولكن يصلك المغزى بأوضح طريقة ممكنة. أحببت مبادئه, ومواضيعه العشوائية التي جمعها في "كتاب". كانت هناك ابيات شعر, وعلى الرغم من مقتي للشعر إلا أنني أحببت صياغته لبعض الأبيات. أبرز ماأعجبني:
"المدن.. ابتكرت لكل شيئٍ سجناً.. حتى ((الماء)) محبوس في النوافير والمواسير."
I enjoyed reading it, the story is simple and straight into the point without boring details, I can say that I'm Haw in a way, though I wish I were Sn...moreI enjoyed reading it, the story is simple and straight into the point without boring details, I can say that I'm Haw in a way, though I wish I were Sniff or Scurry.(less)
This book was a bit similar to Tuesdays with Morrie, but less interesting, I like Randy and how successful he was, and I'm sure if he lived longer he'...moreThis book was a bit similar to Tuesdays with Morrie, but less interesting, I like Randy and how successful he was, and I'm sure if he lived longer he'd be just like Morrie. What I didn't like him talking too much, sometimes I forget the point of the whole thing. All in all it wasn't bad for a light reading. Here are some of my favorite parts: "Never make a decision until you have to." "You can always change your plan, but only if you had one." "I love cliches. A lot of them, anyway. I have a great respect for the old chestnuts. As I see it, the reason cliches are repeated so often is because they're so often right on the money." I liked this part, because I'm old fashioned, I mean so what if they're repeated? I completely agree with him on this on, but of course not all cliches are lovable. "Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you want."(less)