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Philonist

Joined July 2020

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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"I would always rather be happy than dignified."

"I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world that I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience."?

How can I not love this novel?

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" Having a long term plan and not casting it aside is the key to dealing with our fear of loss."

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Pickpick

An absolutely phenomenal read!! I recommend it for everyone willing to look past the false perceptions inevitably created around some of the best humans in the world.

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The Invisible Man | H.G. Wells
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" When I discover who I am, I'll be free."

"The world is a possibility if only you'll discover it."

"And my problem was that I always tried to go in everyone's way but my own."

"Man's hope can paint a purple picture, can transform a soaring vulture into a noble eagle or moaning dove."

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The Canterville Ghost | Oscar Wilde
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Humorous, light, thought provoking and A CLASSIC! A complete package?.

"He made me see what Life is, and what Death signifies, and why Love is stronger than both."

"My dear Hiram," cried Mrs. Otis, "what can we do with a woman who faints?" "Charge it to her like breakages," answered the Minister; "she won't faint after that." ??

"Oh, I hate the cheap severity of abstract ethics!"

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Bewildered, stil pondering.

"When a man no longer confuses himself with the definition of himself that others have given him, he is at once universal and unique."

"The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination."

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on breaking the old, but building the new."

JazzFeathers Great quotes. 2y
Philonist @JazzFeathers 😃 I agree with you. The book is stimulating too! 2y
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An absorbing read prompting you to question reality as you know it.

"Biology enables, culture forbids."

"Money is the most universal and most efficient system of mutual trust devised."

"In order to change an existing imagined order, we must first believe in an alternative imagined order."

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"Becoming is better than being."

Time taken :4 hrs.

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" EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE. THE IMPOSSIBLE JUST TAKES LONGER."

"And when you get where you're going, you darn well better look great."

" Act first, explain later."

Time taken : 6hrs.

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eat.sleep.read.repeat I LOVE this book 😍 2y
Philonist I love it too!! One of the best reads out there. 2y
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The Lost Symbol | Dan Brown
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" Great minds are always feared by lesser minds."

" To love in the world without becoming aware of the world is like wandering about in a library without touching the books."

" Open your minds, my friends. We a fear what we do not understand."

"WIDE ACCEPTANCE OF AN IDEA IS NOT A PROOF OF IT'S VALIDITY."

"Darkness feeds on apathy."

Time taken: 7 hrs 30 mins

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Origin | Dan Brown
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" Love is not a finite emotion. We don't have only so much to share."

" TO PERMIT IGNORANCE IS TO EMPOWER IT." (This needs to be written everywhere.)

"There is only one way to triumph over death, and that is by making our lives masterpieces."

"The art is in knowing HOW to ask."

" History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it."

" Dialogue is more important than consensus."

Time taken: 6hrs.

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Angels & Demons | Dan Brown
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" Since the beginning of time, spirituality and religion have been called to fill in the gaps science did not understand."

"We all benefit from a sense of contact with divinity.... even if it is only imagined."

" Nothing captures human interest more than human tragedy."

Time taken: 7hrs.

Every Dan Brown book is soooo dense.

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Time's Convert | Deborah Harkness
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"Rules may teach you how to be obedient, but they're no real protection against the world."

At last I finished the series. ✊

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Sword of Fire and Sea | Erin Hoffman
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1) I'm more of a dog person but felines enchant me pretty easily too.

2) I am grateful to have found a mentor for both my research papers.

Thank you @La_Cori 😊.

Wanna give this a try? @MySharonaK @ShyBookOwl

ShyBookOwl Thx for the tag 😊 2y
MySharonaK Thank you for the tag! ❣️ 2y
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A heart wrenching tale of how success and commitment to luxury distort our ideals to the point of relinquishing the ones we love and care for most.

"If you love someone, you must be prepared to set them free."

" Success is both an addiction and an enslavement...." ( This is the best line I've read in months.)

There are plenty more lines from this book that I wish to put here, sadly I don't have enough characters left. ?.

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Three Men in a Boat | K Jerome Jerome
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Not a page turner. I barely made it to the end.😔

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The Story of My Life | Helen Keller
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" One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar." - Dictates my current condition flawlessly.

"One painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier."

This book radiates perseverance, love, light and wisdom wrapped up in enchanting words. ??

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Need I say anything at all?

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Enlightenment is when a wave realises it's the ocean.

This century might seem to bring darkness in many aspects of life making us vulnerable, leaving us feeling dejected and hopeless. But forget not the accomplishments that have paved way for a better future that our ancestors could only dream of. This book rekindles the pride and joy we take in being humans and reminds us of how far we have come and how far we may go if we keep moving on.

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1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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"The further society drifts from the truth, the more it hates those who speak it."

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My fundamental understanding of God and creation has been altered by this book. Some questions still linger😱. Unfortunately, the world will never be able to seek those answers from Sir Stephen Hawking.

Tine taken: 2 hrs.

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All Souls Trilogy Boxed Set | Deborah Harkness
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After finishing this trilogy, I dont know what to do with myself. A part of me is lost somewhere 😂😂.

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The Book of Life | Deborah E. Harkness
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"If you truly love someone, you will cherish what they despise most about themselves."

"and of we all did what we should, we would wake to find ourselves in paradise."

"a willingness to change was the secret of survival."

A true page turner.

Time taken : 6hrs 30 mins.

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Shadow of Night: A Novel | Deborah Harkness
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Black is the badge of hell,
The hue of dungeons
and the school of night.

Be safe Matthew, Diana and everyone on their side.

Time taken: 5 hrs

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"FEAR and DESIRE."
"Just because something seems impossible doesn't make it untrue."

A captivating thriller.

Time taken:5 hrs. (My mind was wandering off to all the possibilities ?)

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The Inferno | Dante
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"The path to paradise begins in hell."

The intricacies of hell managed to engage my thoughts for hours.

Time taken: 3 hrs

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Evil Ketchup? - This has to be the best line 😂😂👍.

Time taken: 2 days.

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It takes blood, sweat and tears to manifest the reality of our dreams and ideas!

I cannot admire Mr. Elon Musk more.

Time taken:3hrs

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Inferno | Brown, Dan
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"Nothing is more creative... nor destructive... than a brilliant mind with a purpose."

"The decisions of our past are the architects of our future."

"I am a fan of the truth.... even if it's painfully hard to accept." ( fully resonates with me?)

Time taken:7hrs

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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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This tempestuous masterpiece managed to raise waves of anger, frustration and joy in me. It brought unprecedented sadness yet I am glad to have read it. The numerous lessons scattered across its pages will live with me for a lifetime.

"Life robs you sometimes, you have to rob it back."
"It kills me sometimes how people die."
"I AM HAUNTED BY HUMANS."
"Even death has a heart?."

Time taken: 5 hrs

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The Da Vinci code | Dan Brown
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"Men go far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire."

" What really matters is what you believe in. *

" Learning the truth has become my life's love. "

And the most hilarious fact pointed by the book:
" Authors, he thought. Even the sane ones are nuts." ???

Time taken: 7hrs

Recollecting quotes from my very first mystery novel.

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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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"Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it more from his wandering. "

"There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour."

Time taken: 2 hrs 20 mins.

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen

'I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! - - When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.'

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 2y
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 #litsywelcomewagon 1y
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