Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard —- they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten people, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.
- Das Museum Der Stille (The Museum Of Silence, 沈黙博物館) - Yoko Ogawa
- Als Ich Ein Kleiner Junge War (When I Was A Little Boy) - Erich Kästner
“Alt ist, was man vergessen hat. Und das Unvergeßliche war gestern. Der Maßtab ist nicht die Uhr, sondern der Wert. Und das Wertvollste, ob lustig oder traurig, ist die Kindheit. Vergeß das Unverglißliche nicht! Diesen Rat kan man, glaub ich, nicht früh genug geben.”
(“Old is that which is forgotten. And the unforgettable took place yesterday. It’s not measured by hours, but by its worth. And the most valuable thing, whether fun or sad, is childhood. Don’t forget the unforgettable! You can’t share this advice early enough, if you ask me.”)
- Die Stadt Der Träumenden Bücher (The City Of Dreaming Books) - Walter Moers
- Siddharta - Hermann Hesse
“When someone seeks,” said Siddhartha, “then it easily happens that his eyes see only the thing that he seeks, and he is able to find nothing, to take in nothing because he always thinks only about the thing he is seeking, because he has one goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking means: having a goal. But finding means: being free, being open, having no goal.”
- Persuasion - Jane Austen
- The Count Of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
“There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.
Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, ‘Wait and Hope.”
- Der Vorleser (The Reader) - Bernard Schlink
- Anything Goes: My Autobiography - John Barrowman
“Yet if I was asked to do this again - in fact, if I was ever asked to repeat any of my experiences - I’d have to say, fuck it, bring them on. I’ve no regrets.
This is what it means to be alive.”
- Die Wolke (Fall-Out) - Gudrun Pausewang
- The Hunchback Of Notre-Dame - Victor Hugo
“His judgement demonstrates that one can be a genius and understand nothing of an art that is not one’s own.”
Does anyone feel up to doing this? listenforthelove you might like it? But then I probs tagged you before haha sorry. Don’t feel obligated. <3