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“Before the real city could be seen it had to be imagined, the way rumours and tall tales were a kind of charting.”
― Michael Ondaatje, In the Skin of a Lion


Little Women

Little WomenLittle Women por Louisa May Alcott

Minha classificação: 4 de 5 estrelas (3.75)

Little Women é um livro em duas partes que retrata fases diferentes da vida de quatro irmãs: Meg, Jo, Beth e Amy March. Continuar lendo “Little Women”

“The most exciting acting tends to happen in roles you never thought you could play.”
― John Lithgow

“There is no question that there is an unseen world. The problem is, how far is it from midtown and how late is it open?”

― Woody Allen

“I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained”

Walt Disney Company

“You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.”

Roman Payne

“New York is strange in the summer. Life goes on as usual but it’s not, it’s like everyone is just pretending, as if everyone has been cast as the star in a movie about their life, so they’re one step removed from it. And then in September it all gets normal again.”

Peter Cameron, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

“You’re dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway”

Walt Disney Company

“I love New York, even though it isn’t mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.”

Truman Capote

The Dragon Reborn

The Dragon Reborn (Wheel of Time, #3)The Dragon Reborn
por Robert Jordan

Minha classificação: 5 de 5 estrelas

“Men! They always say to send for them if you need them, but when you need one, you need him right them.” Continuar lendo “The Dragon Reborn”

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
― Marcel Proust

“By seeing how small the world is, I realize how capable I am. I can conquer anything. Anywhere. Anyone.”

Tawny Lara

O Grande Gatsby

The Great GatsbyThe Great Gatsby
por F. Scott Fitzgerald

Minha classificação: 5 de 5 estrelas

É triste, mas incrível…

“Quando eu era mais jovem e mais vulnerável, meu pai me deu um conselho que muitas vezes volta à minha mente:

– Sempre que tiver vontade de criticar alguém – recomendou-me –, lembre primeiro que nem todas as pessoas do mundo tiveram as vantagens que você teve”. Continuar lendo “O Grande Gatsby”

“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.”
― G.K. Chesterton



Ray: The view of what? The view of down here? I can see that from down here.

Ken: Ray, you are about the worst tourist in the whole world.

Ray: Ken, I grew up in Dublin. I love Dublin. If I grew up on a farm, and was retarded, Bruges might impress me but I didn’t, so it doesn’t.

— Do filme In Bruges

A Biblioteca à Noite

A biblioteca à noiteA Biblioteca à Noite
por Alberto Manguel

Minha classificação: 5 de 5 estrelas

Enfim reunindo seus livros em um só lugar, Alberto Manguel narra a construção de sua biblioteca no interior da França. A experiência pessoal é a desculpa perfeita para relatar ao leitor histórias e mais histórias de bibliotecas reais, ficcionais, imaginárias. Continuar lendo “A Biblioteca à Noite”

“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.”

Tom Wolfe

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”

Anne Frank

“You scour these Chinatowns of the mind, translating them
like sutras Xuan Zhang fetched from India, testing ways
return might be possible against these homesick inventions,
trace the traveller’s alien steps across borders, and in between
discover how transit has a way of lasting, the way these Chinatowns
grew out of not knowing whether to return or to stay, and then became home.”
― Boey Kim Cheng, Clear Brightness

“Always plan for the worst, that way all your surprises will be pleasant ones”

Verein Mathwin em The Great Hunt, de Robert Jordan

The Princess Bride

“This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it”.

Ame ou odeie, o que William Goldman faz com este livro é memorável.

The Princess BrideThe Princess Bride de William Goldman

Minha classificação: 4 de 5 estrelas Continuar lendo “The Princess Bride”

“Singapore is what your city could become if everyone obeyed the rules, did their jobs diligently, and just shut up. When your city gets to be this paragon of efficiency and discipline, would you still want to live there? Singapore is a model city, which is terrific if you happen to be a model human.”
― Jessica Zafra, Twisted Travels

“There is one rule, above all others, for being a man. Whatever comes, face it on your feet”.
al’Lan Mandragora em The Great Hunt, de Robert Jordan

“Better to have one woman on your side than ten men.”

al’Lan Mandragora em The Great Hunt, de Robert Jordan

Ressaca literária, chás e a encomenda que não chega

Continuar lendo “Ressaca literária, chás e a encomenda que não chega”

“Out yonder they may curse, revile, and torture one another, defile all the human instincts, make a shambles of creation (if it were in their power), but here, no, here, it is unthinkable, here there is abiding peace, the peace of God, and the serene security created by a handful of good neighbors living at one with the creature world.”
― Henry Miller, Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch

The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time #2)

The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time, #2)The Great Hunt
de Robert Jordan

Minha classificação: 5 de 5 estrelas

“E há de chegar o dia em que as obras dos homens serão destruídas, e a Sombra cairá sobre o Padrão da Era, e a mão do Tenebroso desabará mais uma vez sobre o mundo dos homens. Continuar lendo “The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time #2)”

“I once started out
to walk around the world
but ended up in Brooklyn,
that Bridge was too much for me.”

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, A Coney Island of the Mind

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