Jackie

Add friend
Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Jackie.

https://www.goodreads.com/jackie810

Loading...
Emily St. John Mandel
“Jeevan found himself thinking about how human the city is, how human everything is. We bemoaned the impersonality of the modern world, but that was a lie, it seemed to him; it had never been impersonal at all. There had always been a massive delicate infrastructure of people, all of them working unnoticed around us, and when people stop going to work, the entire operation grinds to a halt. No one delivers fuel to the gas stations or the airports. Cars are stranded. Airplanes cannot fly. Trucks remain at their points of origin. Food never reaches the cities; grocery stores close. Businesses are locked and then looted. No one comes to work at the power plants or the substations, no one removes fallen trees from electrical lines. Jeevan was standing by the window when the lights went out.”
Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Emily St. John Mandel
“A fragment for my friend--
If your soul left this earth I would follow and find you
Silent, my starship suspended in night”
Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven

Martin Luther King Jr.
“But it is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the plight of the negro poor has worsened over the last twelve or fifteen years. It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Marisha Pessl
“I need to give you one last bit of advice in the off chance this rather extraordinary and enviable situation in which you find yourself is actually true- that somehow you've fallen deep down into a Cordova story. I stared back at him. Be the good guy, he said. How do I know I'm the good guy? He pointed at me, nodding. A very wise question. You don't. Most bad guys think they're good. But there are a few signifiers. You'll be miserable. You'll be hated. You'll fumble around in the dark, alone and confused. You'll have little insight as to the true nature of things, not until the very last minute, and only if you have the stamina and the madness to go to the very, very end. But most importantly- and critically- you will act without regard for yourself. You'll be motivated by something that has nothing to do with the ego. You'll do it for justice. For grace. For love. Those large rather heroic qualities only the good have the strength to carry on their shoulders. And you'll listen.”
Marisha Pessl, Night Film

564514 Murderino Book Club — 1328 members — last activity Dec 26, 2020 12:15AM
A book club originating from reddit for all the Murderinos and fans of My Favorite Murder. SSDGM
year in books
Sammie
405 books | 105 friends

Carolyn
355 books | 68 friends

Megan C...
1,320 books | 29 friends

Chrissy
38 books | 65 friends

Jamie K...
887 books | 34 friends

Casey
693 books | 100 friends

Jess
491 books | 147 friends

Hannah ...
1,541 books | 238 friends

More friends…


Polls voted on by Jackie

Lists liked by Jackie