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Bach by John Eliot Gardiner
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Solitude by Anthony Storr
"In the flood of books in all fields about social behaviour, a book extolling the virtues of solitude stands out. Storr critiques the premise of much psychotherapy (esp attachment theory) that we need to be fixed so that we can have fulfilling soci..." Read more of this review »
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Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Life of Pi
by Yann Martel
read in May, 2013
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I enjoyed the first 100 pages or so, some interesting thoughts on life but the longer it went on the less interesting it became. It seemed to become more hollow as the story went on. I would give it 2.5 stars if i could.
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Douglas Adams
“Beethoven tells you what it's like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe.”
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Anthony Storr
“It is true that many creative people fail to make mature personal relationships, and some are extremely isolated. It is also true that, in some instances, trauma, in the shape of early separation or bereavement, has steered the potentially creative person toward developing aspects of his personality which can find fulfillment in comparative isolation. But this does not mean that solitary, creative pursuits are themselves pathological....
[A]voidance behavior is a response designed to protect the infant from behavioural disorganization. If we transfer this concept to adult life, we can see that an avoidant infant might very well develop into a person whose principal need was to find some kind of meaning and order in life which was not entirely, or even chiefly, dependent upon interpersonal relationships.”
Anthony Storr, Solitude: A Return to the Self

W.B. Yeats
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
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E.B. White
“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”
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Vasily Grossman
“Good men and bad men alike are capable of weakness. The difference is simply that a bad man will be proud all his life of one good deed - while an honest man is hardly aware of his good acts, but remembers a single sin for years on end.”
Vasily Grossman, Life and Fate

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