"L'art de la statistique est de tirer des conclusions erronèes a partir de chiffres exacts." Napoléon Bonaparte.
"Je crois que beaucoup de gens sont dans cet état d’esprit: au fond, ils ne sentent pas concernés par l’Histoire. Mais pourtant, de temps à autre, l’Histoire pose sa main sur eux." Michel Houellebecq.
Currently reading Moby-Dick. Hadn't read it in a few weeks until last night (had a bit of a drug relapse, unfortunately), so getting back into it again, I had forgotten how damn good Melville's writing is, especially anytime Ahab is speaking. On Chapter 100, so don't have too much left. Started it about two months ago, so it's been a bit of a leisurely read, but I've loved what I've read. I actually don't mind all of the non-narrative chapters/digressions, but maybe I'm just interested in the subject (I read In the Heart of the Sea twice, and loved it).
I'm currently reading "I like it here", by Kingsley Amis. So far, a good, light, and fun book.
Today i started do read "Empty Genious" by Mihai Eminescu, and i'm loving it.
I am reading a few books at the moment, Sellout by Paul Beatty, Disparities by Slavoj Zizek, Naked Heat by Richard Castle (a little known writer...) and working through Doctor Who and philosophy by various for a project at school. All interesting in different ways, some lighter than others.
I hope death is joyful, and I hope I'll never return -Frida Khalo
If I seem insensitive to what you are going through, understand it's the way I am- Mr. Spock
Personally, I think that the unique and supreme delight lies in the certainty of doing 'evil'–and men and women know from birth that all pleasure lies in evil. - Baudelaire
Poems of Li Shangyin. I saw a Chinese girl. I like the poet. No page numbers since I am reading the poems via internet. The first line, "You ask when I'll return - I don't yet know." Very subtle, allusive. Great poet!
I'm almost finishing "The Fall" by Camus. One of my favourite authors.
The Caine Mutiny
"It is not that I am mad; it is only that my head is different from yours.”
I started to read "The man who was thursday" by G.K. Chesterton.
1. Eileen, by Ottessa Moshfegh
2. Saw it on a table at the bookstore and I dug the cover art, so I picked it up and started reading it...then I went to the cashier and bought it.
3. "I looked like a girl you'd expect to see on a city bus, reading some clothbound book from the library about plants or geography, perhaps wearing a net over my light brown hair."
4. 181, almost done.
5. Great fun
Some people call me Maurice
'Cos I speak of the pompatus of love