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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Books List: The List is Life (2012)
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2013, 06:50:42 PM »
70. Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami



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But who can say what's best? That's why you need to grab whatever chance you have of happiness where you find it, and not worry about other people too much. My experience tells me that we get no more than two or three such chances in a life time, and if we let them go, we regret it for the rest of our lives.
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69. Jennifer Government - Max Barry



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Companies were getting a lot tougher on labor contracts these days; Hack had heard stories. At Adidas, if you quit your job and your replacement wasn't as competent, they sued you for lost profits.
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« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2013, 06:54:46 PM »
68. If on a winter's night a traveler - Italo Calvino


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Don't be amazed if you see my eyes always wandering. In fact, this is my way of reading, and it is only in this way that reading proves fruitful to me. If a book truly interests me, I cannot follow it for more than a few lines before my mind, having seized on a thought that the text suggests to it, or a feeling, or a question, or an image, goes off on a tangent and springs from thought to thought, from image to image, in an itinerary of reasonings and fantasies that I feel the need to pursue to the end, moving away from the book until I have lost sight of it. The stimulus of reading is indispensable to me, and of meaty reading, even if, of every book, I manage to read no more than a few pages. But those few pages already enclose for me whole universes, which I can never exhaust.
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67. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies - Jared Diamond



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Twelve thousand years ago, everybody on earth was a hunter-gatherer; now almost all of us are farmers or else are fed by farmers. The spread of farming from those few sites of origin usually did not occur as a result of the hunter-gatherers' elsewhere adopting farming; hunter-gatherers tend to be conservative.... Instead, farming spread mainly through farmers' outbreeding hunters, developing more potent technology, and then killing the hunters or driving them off of all lands suitable for agriculture.
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66. "Flannery O'Connor : Collected Works" - Flannery O'Connor



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His plate was full but his fists sat motionless like two dark quartz stones on either side of it.
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65. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson



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With every day, and from both sides of my intelligence, the moral and the intellectual, I thus drew steadily nearer to the truth, by whose partial discovery I have been doomed to such a dreadful shipwreck: that man is not truly one, but truly two.
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64. All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque


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We are not youth any longer. We dont want to take the world by storm. We are fleeing. We fly from ourselves. From our life. We were eighteen and had begun to love life and the world; and we had to shoot it to pieces.
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63. The Godfather - Mario Puzo



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You cannot say 'no' to the people you love, not often. That's the secret. And then when you do, it has to sound like a 'yes'. Or you have to make them say 'no.' You have to take time and trouble.
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62. Portnoy's Complaint - Philip Roth



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I am marked like a road map from head to toe with my repressions. You can travel the length and breadth of my body over superhighways of shame and inhibition and fear.
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« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2013, 07:10:28 PM »
61. Oxford Time Travel - Connie Willis



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A Grand Design we couldn't see because we were part of it. A Grand Design we only got occasional, fleeting glimpses of. A Grand Design involving the entire course of history and all of time and space that, for some unfathomable reason, chose to work out its designs with cats and croquet mallets and penwipers, to say nothing of the dog. And a hideous piece of Victorian artwork. And us.
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