Three Days, Three Quotes: Day Three

rules

(1) Thank the person who nominated you

(2) Post a quote for three consecutive days

(3) Nominate three bloggers each day

I can’t believe I made it this far *gasps dramatically* Three consecutive posts is no easy feat (unless you prepare all three in one day and auto-post it throughout the week. Like I did, I guess). But hey, I reached the third day so let’s end this with joy and bliss and love~

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“It was as if that great rush of anger had washed me clean, emptied me of hope, and, gazing up at the dark sky spangled with its signs and stars, for the first time, the first, I laid my heart open to the benign indifference of the universe. To feel it so like myself, indeed, so brotherly, made me realize that I’d been happy, and that I was happy still. 

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“For all to be accomplished, for me to feel less lonely, all that remained to hope was that on the day of my execution there should be a huge crowd of spectators and that they should greet me with howls of execration.”

The Stranger is my soul book. I don’t know why the most depressing books attract me, but this book and I, we had a connection. I haven’t even talked about its first line (a thing of simple beauty). This line, however, powerfully concludes the novel as Mersault embraces both life and death– its inevitability and indifference– alone.

That is a awful quote! That’s just too sad! I know, I know. How could I praise such a quote!? To make it up to you, I’ll just put this one over here and lastly, tag a few more people.

“Multiple exclamation marks are a sure sign of a diseased mind.”

–Terry Pratchett

I tag you pips!!!

Lipsyy @ Lipsyy Lost and Found

Chachic’s Book Nook

Ashley @ Socially Awkward Bookworm

And thanks again to Hey, Ashers! for tagging me in this fun little thing. I enjoyed reading your comments and bookish quotes as well! To the next time!

 

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Three Days, Three Quotes: Day Two

rules

(1) Thank the person who nominated you

(2) Post a quote for three consecutive days

(3) Nominate three bloggers each day

He we are again to another segment of Chesca’s stash of pessimistically optimistic quotes. Super thanks to Liam, who provoked me to open up my stash of quotes which I dutifully keep under my pillow.

Today is a quote of another Pratchett book, but with a bonus. It has Neil Gaiman included! Whee.

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“It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people.”

I would have assumed the quote was written by Pratchett with his pin-point insights about humanity, but after reading Gaiman’s Anansi Boys, I could never be sure who is who and which is which.

And another bonus:

25 And the Lord spake unto the Angel that guarded the eastern gate, saying ‘Where is the flaming sword that was given unto thee?’

26 And the Angel said, ‘I had it here only a moment ago, I must have put it down some where, forget my own head next.’

27 And the Lord did not ask him again.

The truth has been spoken.

Tagging you guys!

Trashaan @ Bookidote

Bookwraiths

Michelle @ The Reading Belle

Three Days, Three Quotes: Day One

rules

 (1) Thank the person who nominated you

(2) Post a quote for three consecutive days

(3) Nominate three bloggers each day

So after this past week’s hectic schedule, I finally found time to participate in the Three Days, Three Quotes challenge! I’ve been reading some of your quotes guys, and they’re all fabulous. Huge thanks to Hey, Ashers! for tagging me! Mwah, mwah!

I’d like to share one quote that struck me so hard, it changed the way I view the universe.

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He crawled back to Eric.

“There’s a door,” he whispered.

“Where does it go?”

“It stays where it is, I think,” said Rincewind

–Eric (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett

Just kidding. Here’s the real one:

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“All right,” said Susan, “I’m not stupid. You’re saying humans need … fantasies to make life bearable.”

HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEET THE RISING APE.

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“Tooth fairies? Hogfathers?”

YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE THE LITTLE LIES.

“So we can believe the big ones?”

YES. JUSTICE. DUTY. MERCY. THAT SORT OF THING.

“They’re not the same at all!”

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REALLY? THEN TAKE THE UNIVERSE AND GRIND IT DOWN TO THE FINEST POWDER AND SIEVE IT THROUGH THE FINEST SIEVE AND THEN SHOW ME ONE ATOM OF JUSTICE, ONE MOLECULE OF MERCY. AND YET YOU ACT, LIKE THERE WAS SOME SORT OF RIGHTNESS IN THE UNIVERSE BY WHICH IT MAY BE JUDGED.

“Yes. But people have got to believe that or what’s the point?”

MY POINT EXACTLY.

–Hogfather (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett

Discworld is a trove of proverbs, it’s practically a second Bible to me. This quote didn’t hit me quite personally, but it did shift my perspective on several things, like life for example.

Tagging these awesome people:

Manjula Ravichandran  @ Books of Fictional World

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books

Kat Impossible @ Life and Other Disasters

Seasons of Book Blogging Tag

Do you know how long I have waited to get tagged in these thingies? Like, every time a blogger posts an -insert name here- tag/award, the little hand in my brain waves around, whispering loudly, I exist guys. Tag me.

And someone did! I was nominated ages ago (just a month ago actually, I’m just overreacting) by Trashaan @ Bookidote. Check the link for their lovely and eye-catchy blog. Thanks to these two, I finally got my lifelong dream of asking myself bookish questions and answering these aforementioned bookish questions myself :p A big clap to the creator of this tag, J. Bookish, as well.

Anyway, here it is~

HERE IS THE: SEASONS OF BOOK BLOGGING TAG!

RULES AND REGULATIONS:

  • Thank the creator (so she can see all of your answers!) and the person who tagged you.
  • Begin with the month in which you have been tagged and move forward from there!
  • State the best gift you’ve ever been given after you answer the question for your birthday month.
  • Tag whomever you’d like when you’re finished.. or else you’ll be “it” forever.
  • Have fun, of course!

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