04 April 2010

A snippet to ponder.

Envy is the religion of the mediocre. It comforts them, it responds to the worries that gnaw at them and finally it rots their souls, allowing them to justify their meanness and their greed until they believe these to be virtues. Such people are convinced that the doors of heaven will be opened only to poor wretches like themselves who go through life without leaving any trace but their threadbare attempts to belittle others and to exclude - and destroy if possible - those who, by the simple fact of their existence, show up their own poorness of spirit, mind and guts. Blessed be the one at whom the fools bark, because his soul will never belong to them.

- Zafon, CR 2009 "The Angel's Game", pg. 12 paragraph 1, Weidenfeld & Nicolson Publishing, London.

sometimes i forget how much vigor zafon has in his writing.

i miss reading. sometimes i wish that i hadn't had so many things to do that takes away all my precious reading time. i remember feeling the intensity while reading zafon and setterfield's work - the raw emotions, the suspense and the beauty of literary phrases all strung together in such a way that they keep me safe and intact in their world of imaginations.

and most of the time they make more sense of the world than i could ever imagine.

any suggestions on good books such as zafon's? so far i can never find any book to top his position in my list.

3 spilled milk:

Oliver said...

Hehe. I guess I should really toodle off and read his book you pointed out. Before my copious free time ends. :)

(and waste all of it on ... envy) Kidding!

Oliver said...

There's so much truth in his writing. Here's one I like :P

"Time has taught me not to lose hope, yet not to trust to much in hope either. hope is cruel, and has no conscience." - Nuria Monfort

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