21. 10. 2013

A Quote (3)

George Carlin -

* “Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.” 

* “Religion has convinced people that there's an invisible man ... living in the sky. Who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn't want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer, and suffer, and burn, and scream, until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you. He loves you and he needs money.” 

*“I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It's so fuckin' heroic.” 

*“People say, 'I'm going to sleep now,' as if it were nothing. But it's really a bizarre activity. 'For the next several hours, while the sun is gone, I'm going to become unconscious, temporarily losing command over everything I know and understand. When the sun returns, I will resume my life.'

If you didn't know what sleep was, and you had only seen it in a science fiction movie, you would think it was weird and tell all your friends about the movie you'd seen.

They had these people, you know? And they would walk around all day and be OK? And then, once a day, usually after dark, they would lie down on these special platforms and become unconscious. They would stop functioning almost completely, except deep in their minds they would have adventures and experiences that were completely impossible in real life. As they lay there, completely vulnerable to their enemies, their only movements were to occasionally shift from one position to another; or, if one of the 'mind adventures' got too real, they would sit up and scream and be glad they weren't unconscious anymore. Then they would drink a lot of coffee.'

So, next time you see someone sleeping, make believe you're in a science fiction movie. And whisper, 'The creature is regenerating itself.” 

“If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?” 

1. 8. 2013

Na ostrove (on the Island) - Tracey Garvisová Gravesová

http://24.media.tumblr.com/260330014e121cf7e01e5a6e9cd4384e/tumblr_mqxz977Gps1scxvqoo1_400.jpg Ako sa mi dostala do rúk

Túto knihu som už dosť dlhý čas mala po anglicky v tablete ako e-book - anotácia ma však nezaujala dostatočne aby som sa do nej pustila. Potom keď vyšla som však neodolala a urobila som dobre.

Prvý dojem

Rýchlosť ~ stručnosť ~ takmer-strohosť. Už od prvých riadkov mi prišiel dej akoby zrýchlený. Na začiatku, takých desať strán opisuje len komplikácie ktoré sa im počas letov a prestupov vyskytli a prečo vlastne stroskotali.
(P.S: recenzia je písaná v priebehu čítania a každý odstavec je v podstate ďalší posun v deji)

19. 7. 2013

A Quote (2)

John Green “Without pain, how could we know joy?' This is an old argument in the field of thinking about suffering and its stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries but suffice it to say that the existence of broccoli does not, in any way, affect the taste of chocolate.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
  'Bez bolesti, ako by sme mohli poznať radosť?' Je to starý dôvod na poli filozofovania o utrpení a jeho hlúposti - nedostatok sofistikovanosti tak mohol byť po storočia zablombovaný ale stačí povedať že existencia brokolice absolútne neovplyvňuje chuť čokolády. 

2. 7. 2013

A Quote (1)

Sherrilyn Kenyon 
“Life isn't finding shelter in the storm. It's about learning to dance in the rain.”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Acheron

"Život nie je o hľadaní prístrešku v búrke. Je o tom naučiť sa tancovať v daždi."