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This world, I thought to myself, is such a fantastic miracle that it’s hard to know whether one ought to laugh or cry. Perhaps one should do both, but it isn’t easy to do both at the same time.

Jostein Gaarder, “The Solitaire Mystery”

It was the same with everything- with the whole world, I thought to myself. As long as we are children, we have the ability to experience things around us- but then we grow used to the world. To grow up is to get drunk on sensual experience.

Jostein Gaarder, “The Solitaire Mystery”

Yesees And Noees

The Yesees said yes to anything
That anyone suggested.
The Noees said no to everything
Unless it was proven and tested.
So the Yesees all died of much too much
And the Noees all died of fright,
But somehow I thnk the Thinkforyourselfees 
All came out all right.


-Shel Silverstein, “Every Thing On It”

It is quite extraordinary the kind of thoughts and ideas we have, but our very deepest thoughts jump out only when we are asleep.

Jostein Gaarder, “The Solitaire Mystery”

Years From Now

Although I cannot see your face
As you flip these poems for awhile,
Somewhere from some far-off place
I hear you laughing - and I smile.

-Shel Silverstein, “Every Thing On It” 

This is a brilliant book with such a magnificent message encompassed in a creative manner through beautiful visuals and text. Definitely one of my favourite children’s picture book of all time!Love Michael Hall! :)

People don’t love each other at our age, Marthe—they please each other, that’s all. Later on, when you’re old and impotent, you can love someone. At our age, you just think you do. That’s all it is.

Albert Camus, “A Happy Death.”