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“You’re just another story I can’t tell anymore.”
The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
“Re'lar Kvothe," he said seriously. "I am trying to wake your sleeping mind to the subtle language the world is whispering. I am trying to seduce you into understanding. I am trying to teach you." He leaned forward until his face was almost touching mine. "Quit grabbing at my tits.”
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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
“I like your manly bravado," she said. "Do it some more.”
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The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
"Cute and quirky. In part, the world is what you make of it, and every bit of Auri's is full of significance and meaning. Every little Thing has a name and place and should stay true to one's self. A bit on the OCD side she is. Probably out of nece..." Read more of this review »
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Animal Farm by George Orwell
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The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
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Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
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The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
I recently read this book to my little boy.

It's not the first time I've read it. It's probably not even the tenth time. But it's the first time I've read the book in a decade, and given the fact that my memory is like a cheese grater, I like to t..." Read more of this review »
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Haruki Murakami
“There must be a limit to that kind of lifestyle, though," she says. "You can’t use that strength as a protective wall around you. There’s always going to be something stronger that can overcome your fortress. At least in principle."
"Strength itself becomes your morality."
"You catch on quickly."
"The strength I’m looking for isn’t the kind where you win or lose. I’m not after a wall that’ll repel power coming from outside. What I want is the kind of strength to be able to absorb that outside power, to stand up to it. The strength to quietly endure things—unfairness, misfortune, sadness, mistakes, misunderstandings."
"That’s got to be the most difficult strength of all to make your own."
"I know…”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Ann Brashares
“Maybe you think you’ll be entitled to more happiness later by forgoing all of it now, but it doesn’t work that way. Happiness takes as much practice as unhappiness does. It’s by living that you live more. By waiting you wait more. Every waiting day makes your life a little less. Every lonely day makes you a little smaller. Every day you put off your life makes you less capable of living it.”
Ann Brashares, Sisterhood Everlasting

Friedrich Nietzsche
“And so, onwards... along a path of wisdom, with a hearty tread, a hearty confidence.. however you may be, be your own source of experience. Throw off your discontent about your nature. Forgive yourself your own self. You have it in your power to merge everything you have lived through- false starts, errors, delusions, passions, your loves and your hopes- into your goal, with nothing left over.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human

Joanne Harris
“For a time, then, we stay. For a time. Till the changes.”
Joanne Harris, Chocolat

Patrick Rothfuss
“But no. There is a difference between the truth and what we wish were true.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Slow Regard of Silent Things

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