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Friday, February 18, 2011

Bookworm Adventure

I've recorded this beautiful quote from one of my favorite movies, Inkheart, and I would like to share it to you. Aunt Elinor said, "Books are adventure. they can murder, mayhem and passion. They love everyone who opens them." What I love about books is that, they show me a different perspective of the world through words. Books are able to talk to us about a great variety of subjects. That is why I'd rather read books, than talk to people who know nothing but senseless matters.

I may not be that bookish but that doesn't mean I don't read. In fact, whenever I get hold of good books, I can't stop but read them until my eyes get tired and eventually droop shut. It's like my intense passion to learn about life's lessons tempt me to persist in searching for a wider range of knowledge, and most importantly, experience.

So as not to spoil this entry, let me again share this list I have. It's all about some of the quotable quotes I've read from some of my favorite books. I'll be giving you five quotes from five books. These are the passages that taught me insights on the things I have yet to come to grips with. Here it goes:

The Five People You Meet in Heaven
(Mitch Albom)

"Fairness does not govern life and death. If it did, no good person would ever die young."

"Holding anger is a poison. it eats you from inside."

"We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves."

"Silence is worse hen you know it won't be broken."

"When your time came, it came, and that was that. You might say something smart on your way out, but you might just easily say something stupid."

For One More Day
(Mitch Albom)

"I don't know what is about food your mother makes for you, especially when it's something that anyone can make, but it carries a certain taste of memory."

"Any boy who wouldn't come to the front door was a boy not worth dating."

"Sometimes your kids will say the nastiest things. But usually, they're just in some kind of pain. They need to work it out."

"You need to keep people close. You need to give them access to your heart."

"The more you defend a lie, the angrier you become."

All I Really Need To Know, I Learned In Kindergarten
(Robert Fulghum)

"Merchants are fine folks. They give us choices and keep us informed on the important holidays."

"Nature so works it that everybody gets a turn at getting what they deserve in one way or another."

"Sometimes you can get what you want and what you need at the same time."

"Don't sell yourself short. You may never have proof of your importance, but you are more important than you think."

"It's not true that what counts is the thought not the gift. People who think good thoughts give good gifts."

The Alchemist
(Paulo Coelho)

"Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own."

"If you start promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work toward getting it."

"We make a lot of detours, but we're always heading for the same destination."

"When two people encounter each other, and their eyes meet, the past and the present become unimportant."

"When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too."

Sophie's World
(Jostein Gaardner)

"When we do no wrong, it is because we don't know any better."

"Both extremes are an expression of a warped way of life."

"Man can only achieve happiness by using all his abilities and capabilities."

"Wisest is she who knows she doesn't know."

"Without the constant interplay of opposites, the world would cease to exist."

Books tell us many things that we usually find hard to say in reality. It would not be possible if not because of its noteworthy author. I admire them for knowing how to express the right words. I know that they've experienced many circumstances for them to know about different things in life. I wish I'm like a book so that I would know many ideas. In that way, I don't have to grope.

Those I included in the list are just a few of my favorite passages. I am still in constant search of books that can teach me noble things. I know one. It's the Bible. I've never really read it from cover to cover. And it made me so guilty just confessing it. Solemn music in the background.

Can somebody tell me what good books are included in the world's greatest books? Those are the books I'm looking for.

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Tessa said...

I'm not a reader much either. I usually pick my books. I collect Mitch Albom's books though... Since its not a heavy read. I guess I'm not in to complicated ones much. Psychology and self-help books are good too. :)

Maybe you would like to read Sherry Argov's "Why Men Marry Bitches"... Very nice read :) I recommend it to my girl friends :)

Mystic Nymph said...

We are very much the same Ms. Tessa! I also love reading self-help books especially "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" Ok, I will try to find that book. Thanks for recommending Tess. :-)

Blooh said...

was a better reader in highschool and college... harry potter destroyed me though - but that's for a blog of it's own :)

i really liked The Shack by William P. Young, Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and a good self-help booked I liked was Leo Buscaglia's Living, Loving and Learning. to this day Erich Segal's Love Story is still probably the saddest book I've ever read.

Mikimoto Angel said...

Wow, those sound like good books Ate Gem. I hope I can find them. It's been really a long time since I've last read a book. I'm looking forward to read Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith. I'm a big fan of his. :-)

Anonymous said...

just finished reading the alchemist last week (in fact i'm going to blog it haha)..

i'm really curious about men are from mars women are from venus, since it was mentioned often on movies but got discouraged by the price when i saw it on NBS. heheh

Mikimoto Angel said...

@Ms Z: I got the book for free. Haha Maybe it has a pdf version in the net. It's really a good read. :-)

Anonymous said...

i've read 3 out of 5 not bad (albom's and coelho's) :3 paulo coelho is real awesome xD i've read 11 of his works already xD yay!

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