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Want your next to be a good one? This non-self-help prides itself on its counterintuitive approach to living a rather than force-feeding uplifting and mantras.

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Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn’t exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible.
—  Ray Bradbury.

“In Nikolai’s experience, honesty was much like herbal tea - something well-meaning people recommended when they were out of better options.”
― Leigh Bardugo, King of Scars

“I don’t like that word,“ Nina said, advancing. "Call me Grisha. Call me zowa. Call me death, if you like.”
― Leigh Bardugo, King of Scars

“One could plot violent espionage and still hope for dessert.”
― Leigh Bardugo, King of Scars

“People who are able to help others soothe their feelings have an especially valued social commodity; they are the souls others turn to when in great emotional need. We are all part of each other’s emotional change, for better or for worse.”

Daniel Goleman, “Emotional Intelligence: The Social Arts - Expressiveness and Emotional Contagion”

“ He realized ,

He wanted to feel the sun on his face ,he wanted to read books and walk through cobbled streets. He wanted to listen to music, to visit museums .art galleries and theatres , to marvel at the beauty of her man creation . He wanted to travel north and south and drink in all they had to offer . He wanted to laugh again

He wanted to live ”

Source - pg 668 , the priory of the orange tree , Samantha Shannon

And wasn’t that the inexhaustible struggle for Greta? Her perpetual need to be alone but always loved, and in love.
—  David Ebershoff, The Danish Girl

“This is a story from our past, from a time so remote that we argue, sometimes, about whether we should call it history or mythology. Some of us call it a fairy tale. But on this we agree: that to tell a story about the past is to tell a story about the present. To recount a fantasy, a story of the imaginary, is also a way of recounting a tale about the actual. If this were not true then the deed would be pointless, and we try in our daily lives to eschew pointlessness whenever possible.

This is the question we ask ourselves as we explore and narrate our history: how did we get here from there?

Salman Rushdie, Two years Eight months and Twenty-eight nights

Rules of a sociopath

I will not hurt people.
I will not hurt animals.
I will not burn things.
I will not call people ’It‘.
I will not threaten people, even implicitly.
If people threaten me, I will leave the situation.
When I think bad thoughts about someone, I will say something nice instead.
If I start follow someone, I will ignore them as much as possible for a full week.
I will avoid situations that would lead me to break my rules.
I will learn what good people are supposed to act like and copy them.

Back then, I was so attuned to attention. I dressed to provoke love, tugging my neckline lower, settling a wistful stare on my face whenever I went out in public that implied many deep and promising thoughts, should anyone happen to glance over. As a child, I had once been part of a charity dog show and paraded around a pretty collie on a leash, a silk bandana around its neck. How thrilled I’d been at the sanctioned performance: the way I went up to strangers and let them admire the dog, my smile as indulgent and constant as a salesgirl’s, and how vacant I’d felt when it was over, when no one needed to look at me anymore. I waited to be told what was good about me. I wondered later if this was why there were so many more women than men at the ranch. All that time I had spent readying myself, the articles taught me life was really just a waiting room until someone noticed you - the boys had spent that time becoming themselves.

- Emma Cline, The Girls

Sometimes I feel like I’m dying. I’m at a pub and I’m listening to the music and looking around and I see myself dying, do you know what I mean? It’s like seeing schoolkids and seeing them see you, and then thinking you’re so different, so much older, and you know it’s just yesterday. Then I look at older people and it seems like tomorrow, like my whole life rolled out in front of me. I can feel it happening, and all I’m doing is wasting time. It’s not like I know what’s going to happen, but ever since I’ve been home it’s like I know all the possibilities, which seems the same as not having any. You know what I’m getting at? And I want to break the mould, I want to do something important, dangerous maybe, but I don’t know what and I don’t know how.“

Blue, Ken Spillman

La conversation de Charles รฉtait plate comme un trottoir de rue, et les idรฉes de tout le monde y dรฉfilaient dans leur costume ordinaire, sans exciter d'รฉmotion, de rire ou de rรชverie.
—  Madame Bovary de Gustave Flaubert