Steven
912 ratings (3.80 avg)
348 reviews
Goodreads librarian
more photos (9)

#5 most followed
#46 top librarians
#35 best reviewers

Steven

Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Steven.

https://stevenrkraaijeveld.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/esarkaye

Nietzsche and Dos...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The Magic Mountain
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Collected Stories
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
See all 61 books that Steven is reading…
Loading...
Thomas Mann
“Mere knowledge of human psychology would in itself infallibly make us despondent if we were not cheered and kept alert by the satisfaction of expressing it.”
Thomas Mann, Tonio Kröger

Rainer Maria Rilke
“Ask no one to speak of you, not even contemptuously. And when time passes and you notice how your name is spreading around among people, don't take it more seriously than any of the other things you find on their lips. Think: your name has turned bad, and get rid of it. Take on another, any other, so that God can call you in the night. And conceal it from everyone.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

Aristotle
“The poet should even act his story with the very gestures of his personages. Given the same natural qualifications, he who feels the emotions to be described will be the most convincing; distress and anger, for instance, are portrayed most truthfully by one who is feeling them at the moment. Hence it is that poetry demands a man with a special gift for it, or else one with a touch of madness in him; the former can easily assume the required mood, and the latter may be actually beside himself with emotion.”
Aristotle, Poetics

Aristotle
“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”
Aristotle

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“I shall quit your vessel on the ice-raft which brought me hither, and shall seek the most northern extremity of the globe; I shall collect my funeral pile, and consume to ashes this miserable frame, that its remains may afford no light to any curious and unhallowed wretch, who would create such another as I have been. I shall die. I shall no longer feel the agonies which now consume me, or be the prey of feelings unsatisfied, yet unquenched. He is dead who called me into being; and when I shall be no more, the very remembrance of us both will speedily vanish. I shall no longer see the sun or stars, or feel the winds play on my cheeks. Light, feeling, and sense, will pass away; and in this condition must I find my happiness.”
Mary Shelley

3319 Think [the box] ing — 319 members — last activity Jul 29, 2018 09:06AM
NOTE: Please refrain from using this group to promote your book. Such posts will be deleted. For all those who appreciate thinking, discussing and de ...more
2072 Atheists and Skeptics — 2259 members — last activity 28 minutes ago
This is a group meant for the discussion of atheism and skepticism and the books associated with both. Recommending books arguing for or against relig ...more
1194 Philosophy — 4339 members — last activity Sep 08, 2020 10:31AM
What is Philosophy? Why is it important? How do you use it? This group looks at these questions and others: ethics, government, economics, skepticism, ...more
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 113752 members — last activity 2 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
998 Russian Readers Club — 1145 members — last activity May 23, 2017 04:03AM
The place where both russian readers and lovers of russian literature can share their thoughts about russian literature as well as about foreign one, ...more
More of Steven’s groups…
year in books
Melanie
1,753 books | 658 friends

Emily
1,646 books | 234 friends

Chris
2,150 books | 213 friends

Nikoline
2,334 books | 167 friends

Maria
1,193 books | 459 friends

Juan Ca...
61 books | 25 friends

Laetitia
1,004 books | 50 friends

sanne_r...
1,067 books | 184 friends

More friends…
The Stranger by Albert CamusThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark TwainThe Crucible by Arthur  MillerThe Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Best Books Ever
51,343 books — 201,871 voters

More…



Polls voted on by Steven

Lists liked by Steven