Reading to stay alive

Reading to stay alive

So many books, so little time...
Gabriel García Márquez - The General in His Labyrinth (El general en su laberinto)

Gabriel García Márquez - The General in His Labyrinth (El general en su laberinto)

At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.

Maya Angelou - I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou - I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou - I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

It frightened him to think what must have gone to the making of her eyes.

Edith Wharton - The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton - The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton - The Age of Innocence

Anne Frank - The Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank - The Diary of a Young Girl

Ever’body’s askin’ that. What we comin’ to?
Seems to me we don’t never come to nothin’. Always on the way. Always goin’ and goin’. Why don’t folks think about that? They’s movement now. People moving. We know why, an’ we know how. Movin’ ‘cause they got to. That’s why folks always move. Movin’ ‘cause they want somepin better’n what they got. An’ that’s the on’y way they’ll ever get it.

John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath

He was a stranger to all the world, but he was not lonely.

John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath

You go up to a man and you say, “How are things going, Joe?” And he says, “Oh, fine, fine - couldn’t be better.” And you look into his eyes, and you see things really couldn’t be much worse. When you get right down to it, everybody’s having a perfectly lousy time of it, and I mean everybody. And the hell of it is, nothing seems to help much…

Kurt Vonnegut - The Sirens Of Titan (via imnadiah)