Danijela Jelicic

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


The Water Cure
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
From a Low and Qu...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The Overstory
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
See all 4 books that Danijela is reading…

Danijela’s Recent Updates

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
"So, Anna is forced to go to boarding school in Paris (I know! Poor chica!) and she crushes on a guy who already has a girlfriend. They flirt and obsess over each other while he is still dating the other girl. To add icing to Anna’s miserable cake,..." Read more of this review »
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
"
“I cheated on her every day. In my mind, I thought of you in ways I shouldn’t have, again and again. She was nothing compared to you. I’ve never felt this way about anybody before—”
What's the saying? Once a cheater, always a cheater? Oh, the fuc..." Read more of this review »
Danijela Jelicic is currently reading
The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh
Rate this book
Clear rating
Olja Olja is currently reading The Book Thief
Danijela Jelicic rated a book it was ok
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
Rate this book
Clear rating
Danijela Jelicic is currently reading
From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan
Rate this book
Clear rating
Danijela Jelicic finished reading
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
Rate this book
Clear rating
Danijela Jelicic rated a book it was ok
Snap by Belinda Bauer
Snap
by Belinda Bauer (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Danijela Jelicic rated a book it was ok
Snap by Belinda Bauer
Snap
by Belinda Bauer (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Danijela Jelicic is 30% done with Snap: Why is this on the Man Booker prize long list?
Snap by Belinda Bauer
Snap
by Belinda Bauer (Goodreads Author)
progress: 
 
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Danijela's books…
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“Missing a train is only painful if you run after it! Likewise, not matching the idea of success others expect from you is only painful if that’s what you are seeking.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Toni Morrison
“At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough.”
Toni Morrison

Terry Pratchett
“YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE THE LITTLE LIES.

"So we can believe the big ones?"

YES. JUSTICE. MERCY. DUTY. THAT SORT OF THING.”
Terry Pratchett, Hogfather

Anton Chekhov
“NINA
Your life is beautiful.

TRIGORIN
I see nothing especially lovely about it. [He looks at his watch] Excuse me, I must go at once, and begin writing again. I am in a hurry. [He laughs] You have stepped on my pet corn, as they say, and I am getting excited, and a little cross. Let us discuss this bright and beautiful life of mine, though. [After a few moments' thought] Violent obsessions sometimes lay hold of a man: he may, for instance, think day and night of nothing but the moon. I have such a moon. Day and night I am held in the grip of one besetting thought, to write, write, write! Hardly have I finished one book than something urges me to write another, and then a third, and then a fourth--I write ceaselessly. I am, as it were, on a treadmill. I hurry for ever from one story to another, and can't help myself. Do you see anything bright and beautiful in that? Oh, it is a wild life! Even now, thrilled as I am by talking to you, I do not forget for an instant that an unfinished story is awaiting me. My eye falls on that cloud there, which has the shape of a grand piano; I instantly make a mental note that I must remember to mention in my story a cloud floating by that looked like a grand piano. I smell heliotrope; I mutter to myself: a sickly smell, the colour worn by widows; I must remember that in writing my next description of a summer evening. I catch an idea in every sentence of yours or of my own, and hasten to lock all these treasures in my literary store-room, thinking that some day they may be useful to me. As soon as I stop working I rush off to the theatre or go fishing, in the hope that I may find oblivion there, but no! Some new subject for a story is sure to come rolling through my brain like an iron cannonball. I hear my desk calling, and have to go back to it and begin to write, write, write, once more. And so it goes for everlasting. I cannot escape myself, though I feel that I am consuming my life. To prepare the honey I feed to unknown crowds, I am doomed to brush the bloom from my dearest flowers, to tear them from their stems, and trample the roots that bore them under foot. Am I not a madman? Should I not be treated by those who know me as one mentally diseased? Yet it is always the same, same old story, till I begin to think that all this praise and admiration must be a deception, that I am being hoodwinked because they know I am crazy, and I sometimes tremble lest I should be grabbed from behind and whisked off to a lunatic asylum. The best years of my youth were made one continual agony for me by my writing. A young author, especially if at first he does not make a success, feels clumsy, ill-at-ease, and superfluous in the world. His nerves are all on edge and stretched to the point of breaking; he is irresistibly attracted to literary and artistic people, and hovers about them unknown and unnoticed, fearing to look them bravely in the eye, like a man with a passion for gambling, whose money is all gone. I did not know my readers, but for some reason I imagined they were distrustful and unfriendly; I was mortally afraid of the public, and when my first play appeared, it seemed to me as if all the dark eyes in the audience were looking at it with enmity, and all the blue ones with cold indifference. Oh, how terrible it was! What agony!”
Anton Chekhov, The Seagull

Reinhold Niebuhr
“Rationality belongs to the cool observer, but because of the stupidity of the average man, he follows not reason, but faith, and the naive faith requires necessary illusion and emotionally potent oversimplifications which are provided by the myth-maker to keep ordinary person on course.”
Reinhold Niebuhr, Moral Man and Immoral Society: Study in Ethics and Politics

25x33 Bloggers Unite — 8 members — last activity Sep 25, 2013 07:48AM
A place where Bloggers can gather and get imput for different things. Where Bloggers can share ideas and bond together in the world.
See your year in books badge
Dan Groat
688 books | 3,351 friends

Jeff Me...
195 books | 492 friends

Wayne
1,270 books | 134 friends

ilona
1,200 books | 118 friends

Olja
585 books | 38 friends

Cassie-la
2,084 books | 588 friends

Vuk Tri...
671 books | 35 friends

Carla A...
331 books | 225 friends

More friends…


Polls voted on by Danijela

Lists liked by Danijela