289 ratings (3.29 avg)
198 reviews
Goodreads librarian

#1 top librarians
#1 best reviewers
#5 most followed
#1 top reviewers
#1 top readers


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

Born a Crime: Sto...
Rate this book
Clear rating

  (page 51 of 288)
Jul 15, 2021 08:05AM

Diario de un emig...
Manuel is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

  (page 99 of 288)
Jul 15, 2021 08:04AM

Ansel Adams
“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
Ansel Adams

Carl Sagan
“Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.”
Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

Lauren Oliver
“You can't be happy unless you're unhappy sometimes".”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

Albert Camus
“The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.”
Albert Camus

Zaman Ali
“Each thinking mind is a political mind.”
Zaman Ali, HUMANITY Understanding Reality and Inquiring Good

220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 128618 members — last activity 4 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
41424 Anarchist & Radical Book Club — 1852 members — last activity Jul 20, 2021 04:10PM
This is a group to read and discuss anarchist practice and theory, by gathering a large body of anarchist literature, non-fiction, and theory, as well ...more
year in books
Ville L...
74 books | 23 friends

o ictio...
200 books | 19 friends

2,822 books | 463 friends

Usman Raza
360 books | 1,595 friends

1,944 books | 480 friends

Tommaso De
482 books | 82 friends

Aitor G...
120 books | 62 friends

Begona ...
1,100 books | 61 friends

More friends…

Polls voted on by Manuel

Lists liked by Manuel