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Stoner by John  Williams
"It isnt often that a book as sad as this, engulfs you in its sadness and yet when you climb on to the shores of reality on the other side, thats not what you carry. The sad in this book is of the kind that you go to bed with on a bleak day when no..." Read more of this review »
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The Dolphins, the Whales and the Gudgeon by Aesop
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Aesop is claimed to have lived first as a slave and then as an adviser around 600 BC, while he also indulged in spinning fables that give voices to animals and objects. This book contained ~50 stories spanning a page each, some of them as short as 2 ...more
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The Plague by Albert Camus
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Dead rats are how it begins - the rotting of a town that was minding its own business. Metaphorically, I could extrapolate it to the spoliation of an entire civilization or just the private universe inside our heads.

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Henri J.M. Nouwen
“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
Henri Nouwen, Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life

Henry David Thoreau
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms...”
Henry David Thoreau

Khaled Hosseini
“For you, a thousand times over”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Milan Kundera
“But when the strong were too weak to hurt the weak, the weak had to be strong enough to leave.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Khaled Hosseini
“It was only a smile, nothing more. It didn't make everything all right. It didn't make ANYTHING all right. Only a smile. A tiny thing. A leaf in the woods, shaking in the wake of a startled bird's flight. But I'll take it. With open arms. Because when spring comes, it melts the snow one flake at a time, and maybe I just witnessed the first flake melting. - Amir”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

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