#BookMoods #600 #600PlusPages
Being a restless & moody reader, #chunksters are not my favorites but I do have several books with #600+Pages that I‘ve read. The Harry Potter books more than once even. The last 600+ page book I read was the tagged, for a #buddyread
Day 15 - #adventrecommends
Another one of my favorite classic books!
Sometimes, a lie is told in kindness. I don't believe it ever works kindly. The quick pain of truth can pass away, but the slow, eating agony of a lie is never lost.
The church and the whorehouse arrived in the Far West simultaneously. And each would have been horrified to think it was a different facet of the same thing. But surely they were both intended to accomplish the same thing: the singing, the devotion, the poetry of the churches took a man out of his bleakness for a time, and so did the brothels.
Time interval is a strange and contradictory matter in the mind. It would be reasonable to suppose that a routine time or an eventless time would seem interminable. It should be so, but it is not. It is the dull eventless times that have no duration whatever. A time splashed with interest, wounded with tragedy, crevassed with joy - that's the time that seems long in the memory. And this is right when you think about it...
...underneath their topmost layers of frailty men want to be good and loved. Indeed, most of their vices are attempted shortcuts to love...We have only 1 story. All novels, all poetry, are built on the neverending contest in ourselves of good and evil. And it occurs to me that evil must constantly respawn, while good, while virtue is immortal. Vice has always a new fresh young face, while virtue is venerable as nothing else in the world is.