Sunday, 31 October 2010

You only live once but if you do it right once is enough

And when the universe has finished exploding all the stars will slow down, like a ball that has been thrown into the air, and they will come to a halt and they will all begin to fall towards the centre of the universe again. And then there will be nothing to stop us seeing all the stars in the world because they will all be moving towards us, gradually faster and faster, and we will know that the world is going to end soon because when we look up into the sky at night there will be no darkness, just the blazing light of billions and billions of stars, all falling. The curious incident of the dog in the night-time, Mark Haddon

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

From childhood, she had regarded books as the emblems of a secret brotherhood

‘It’s a very simple place I have here,’ said the engineer.
‘I hope you don’t find it depressing.’
‘No, not at all,’ said Tereza, looking at the wall covered with bookshelves. He had no desk, but hundreds of books. She liked seeing them, and the anxiety that had plagued her died down somewhat. From childhood, she had regarded books as the emblems of a secret brotherhood. A man with this sort of library couldn’t possibly hurt her.
The unbearable lightness of being, Milan Kundera (p.148)

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Said he’s on his own but his own is you

Love leaped out in front of us like a murderer in an alley leaping out of nowhere, and struck us both at once…She, by the way, insisted afterwards that it wasn’t so, that we had, of course, loved each other for a long, long time, without knowing each other, never having seen each other…
The master and margharita - Mikhail Bulgakov