Bookshelf

I love reading books, especially fiction. I am currently reading The Pursuit of the Well Beloved by Thomas Hardy.

Norwegian Wood

“It just happens to be the way I’m made. I have to write things down to feel I fully comprehend them.”

Kafka on the Shore

“The stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.”

The Killing Commendatore

“I couldn’t be sure if I had moved forward or fallen behind, or if I was just circling over the same spot.”

The Lean Startup

“We must learn what customers really want, not what they say they want or what we think they should want.”

Becoming

“If you don’t get out there and define yourself, you’ll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others.”

Invisible Women

“When we exclude half of humanity from the production of knowledge we lose out on potentially transformative insights.”

Pride and Prejudice

“Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”

Mansfield Park

“I was so anxious to do what is right that I forgot to do what is right.”

Jane Eyre

“I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”

Wuthering Heights

“I have not broken your heart – you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine.”

1984

“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”

Animal Farm

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

The Great Gatsby

“I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

“It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data.”

Dracula

“..the world seems full of good men–even if there are monsters in it.”

The Ladykiller

“What’s bred in the bone comes out in the blood.”

The Family

“the implication was there for anyone to hear.”

To Kill a Mockingbird

“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”

A Thousand Splendid Suns

“Like a compass facing north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. Always. You remember that, Mariam.”

The Kite Runner

“There is only one sin. and that is theft… when you tell a lie, you steal someones right to the truth.”

And The Mountains Echoed

“I now know that some people feel unhappiness the way others love: privately, intensely, and without recourse.”

Time Traveler's Wife

“all of our laments could not add a single second to her life, not one additional beat of the heart, nor a breath. ”

Brida

“Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.”

The Witch of Portobello

“You are what you believe yourself to be.”

Eleven Minutes

“When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.”

The Zahir

“When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.”

Looking for Alaska

 “…if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.”

Paper Towns

“The town was paper, but the memories were not.”

The Last Time We Say Goodbye

“It’s such a cliché, the whole ‘time heals all wounds’ thing, but it’s true. Clichés are clichés for a reason,”

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

“And who decided which people wore the striped pajamas and which people wore the uniforms?”