Maria’s Profile

Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Maria.





Maria's Recent Updates

Maria finished reading
Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho
Eleven Minutes
by Paulo Coelho (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Maria finished reading
Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Rate this book
Clear rating
Maria finished reading
Dead Poets Society by N.H. Kleinbaum
Rate this book
Clear rating
Maria liked a quote
19968
“When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.”
John Lennon
Maria liked a quote
An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde
“Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.”
Oscar Wilde
Maria wants to read 35 books in the 2013 Reading Challenge
940
Maria has read 2 books toward a goal of 35 books.
 
Create your own 2013 Reading Challenge »
Maria voted on a poll
Do you use your tablet (iPad/Kindle Fire/etc.) primarily for reading?

They voted for: I don't have a tablet, but I want to get one for reading.
Maria rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Maria rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Rate this book
Clear rating
Maria is on page 76 of 176 of Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society by N.H. Kleinbaum
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Maria's books…
John Lennon
“When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.”
John Lennon

Oscar Wilde
“Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping.”
Oscar Wilde

Franz Kafka
“Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
Franz Kafka

Charles Chaplin
“I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The airplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say, do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don't hate! Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke, it is written that the kingdom of God is within man, not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy, let us use that power. Let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill that promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfill that promise. Let us fight to free the world! To do away with national barriers! To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance! Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness. Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite!”
Charles Chaplin

Charles Chaplin
“Like everyone else I am what I am: an individual, unique and different, with a lineal history of ancestral promptings and urgings; a history of dreams, desires, and of special experiences, all of which I am the sum total.”
Charles Chaplin, My Autobiography

Maria hasn't connected with their friends on Goodreads, yet.




Polls voted on by this member