Posts tagged lit.

But there is no rational ground for despair: the means of happiness for the human race exist, and it is only necessary that the human race should choose to use them.

    — Bertrand Russell, from Education and the Social Order

She opened the wide double doors of the Academy, and made her entrance.

    — Sara Zarr, from The Lucy Variations

Posted by cynthiahope16

He had completed his work, which was to inform people that Mamoon had counted for something as an artist, that he’d been a writer, a maker of worlds, a teller of important truths, and that this was a way of changing things, of living well, and of creating freedom.

    — Hanif Kureishi, from The Last Word

Posted by miscfisc

I have learned and dismantled all the words in order to draw from them a
single word: Home.

    — Mahmoud Darwish, from “I Belong There”, translated by Munir Akash and Carolyn Forché

Posted by hiddenshores

The sunlight didn’t break, we are broken,
the word “broken” is broken.

    — Yehuda Amichai, from “Yom Kippur”, translated by Chana Bloch

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In the present case, it is as essential to surmount a consciousness of an unreal freedom and to recognise a dependence not perceived by our senses.


Leo Tolstoy, from War and Peace (Trans. Constance Garnett)

Posted by laurbear1990