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Joseph Piercy

Life Lessons from Literature

  • Ma.Jhonileen P. Javillonarhas quoted5 months ago
    Watership Down (1972)
  • darya vinocurhas quoted5 months ago
    People and Society, but this is naturally because novels are inhabited by characters with human personalities
  • bootumlumtalahas quoted4 months ago
    ‘All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way’
  • Onopfheahas quoted5 months ago
    Watership Down (1972)
  • Lizbeth Sinaíhas quoted5 months ago
    Books teach us lessons about life, the world around us and the people that inhabit it, and those lessons enrich our understanding of ourselves and others.
  • josepheboappiahhas quoted5 hours ago
    The inability to distinguish romanticized fantasy from the reality of everyday life can lead to tragedy and ruin
  • josepheboappiahhas quoted5 hours ago
    extraneous delights should be withheld, or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.’
  • josepheboappiahhas quoted5 hours ago
    ‘I can live alone, if self-respect, and circumstances require me so to do. I need not sell my soul to buy bliss. I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extrane
  • nur athirahhas quoted6 days ago
    I have been trying to remember what was the first book I ever read. By first book, I mean first proper book, first ‘grown up’ book, the first novel of over two hundred pages
  • leomalla794has quoted11 days ago
    The great Russian/American novelist Vladimir Nabokov asserted in his famous essay Good Readers and Good Writers that ‘one cannot read a book: one can only reread it’.
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