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    Nothing, right now.

    No wonder why I'm so damn antsy.
    'Cause you can't handle me...

    "A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it." - David Stevens

    "That that is, is. That that is not, is not. Is that it? It is."

    Veritatem dies aperit

    Ride si sapis

    Intelligentle sparkles

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    Wheel of Time series for the ~5th time
    "You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit."

    Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office
    than to serve and obey them. - David Hume

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    Thomas by Robin Jarvis, whether I'm 7 or 70 I know I'll love his books
    Come along Fool
    A direct hit of the senses you are disconnected
    It's not that it's bad, it's not that it's death
    It's just on the tip of your tongue, and you're so silent

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    For class: just finished Fyodor Sologub's The Petty Demon and am midway through Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

    I'm looking for free time to read Spook Country by William Gibson.
    oh we will never die
    beside you in time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    I'm running to the library shortly to pick up Frank Herbert's Children of Dune.
    The second one started getting a little ridiculous (scifi? ridiculous?!), and I imagine it may continue downhill from here, but for some reason I've got to keep going.

    'm also reading a book I borrowed my ISTP friend, The Critique of Pure Reason by Kant.
    Children of Dune is almost as great as the first one. I read Dune Messiah in one day.

    Right now I'm reading Notes From the Underground.
    "LiFe iS nOt mEaSuReD bY tHe nUmBeR oF BrEaTheS wE tAke, bUt tHe mOmEntS tHaT TaKe oUr BrEaTh AwAy...--"i'M tHe kInD oF gIrL wHo'LL bUrSt oUt lAuGhIng iN dEaD SiLeNcE bEcAuSe oF SoMeThIng tHaT hApPenEnd YeStErDaY..."

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    G.K. Chesterton: The Man Who Was Thursday

    Best. book. ever

    A cloud was on the mind of men, and wailing went the weather,
    Yea, a sick cloud upon the soul when we were boys together.
    Science announced nonentity and art admired decay;
    The world was old and ended: but you and I were gay;
    Round us in antic order their crippled vices came—
    Lust that had lost its laughter, fear that had lost its shame.
    Like the white lock of Whistler, that lit our aimless gloom,
    Men showed their own white feather as proudly as a plume.
    Life was a fly that faded, and death a drone that stung;
    The world was very old indeed when you and I were young.
    They twisted even decent sin to shapes not to be named:
    Men were ashamed of honour; but we were not ashamed.
    Weak if we were and foolish, not thus we failed, not thus;
    When that black Baal blocked the heavens he had no hymns from us
    Children we were—our forts of sand were even as weak as eve,
    High as they went we piled them up to break that bitter sea.
    Fools as we were in motley, all jangling and absurd,
    When all church bells were silent our cap and beds were heard.

    Not all unhelped we held the fort, our tiny flags unfurled;
    Some giants laboured in that cloud to lift it from the world. [...]
    Yea, cool and clear and sudden as a bird sings in the grey,
    Dunedin to Samoa spoke, and darkness unto day.
    But we were young; we lived to see God break their bitter charms.
    God and the good Republic come riding back in arms:
    We have seen the City of Mansoul, even as it rocked, relieved—
    Blessed are they who did not see, but being blind, believed.

    This is a tale of those old fears, even of those emptied hells,
    And none but you shall understand the true thing that it tells—
    Of what colossal gods of shame could cow men and yet crash,
    Of what huge devils hid the stars, yet fell at a pistol flash.
    The doubts that were so plain to chase, so dreadful to withstand—
    Oh, who shall understand but you; yea, who shall understand?
    The doubts that drove us through the night as we two talked amain,
    And day had broken on the streets e'er it broke upon the brain.
    Between us, by the peace of God, such truth can now be told;
    Yea, there is strength in striking root and good in growing old.
    We have found common things at last and marriage and a creed,
    And I may safely write it now, and you may safely read.

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    Anything by Chesterton is a good choice!

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    Senior Member Array The Outsider's Avatar
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    The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    Anything by Chesterton is a good choice!
    Thanks This is my first book by him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litvyak View Post
    Thanks This is my first book by him.
    Then you'll probably enjoy this:
    G.K. Chesterton's Works on the Web

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