Have you ever found yourself reading a book, you get so into it, you just have to highlight that line because it was such an amazing quote? And then, immediately afterward, you feel all the effects of nerdiness spilling out? Well, that's me, every time I pick my new addiction Life of Pi. No, I have not seen the movie, and please don't spoil it any more for me than one of my brothers has already. To quote him, the movie was "finding nemo meets castaway meets the jungle book meets the book of Job". Finding that critique to be entirely uninspiring, I dropped the book for a few weeks and resorted back to the always satisfying Harry Potter series. However, the other night, I was in one of those, take-on-the-world-and-do-good-things-that-I-never-want-to-do moods and decided I needed to give the book one more try. And, once again, I got out my highlighter and my nerdiness and absolute happiness seeped out. Well, here's to hoping that the book is a million times more satisfying than the movie!
Oh, and, I just have to share with you all a few quotes. I really can't help myself (really).
"If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams."
"I have nothing to say of my working life, only that a tie is a noose, and inverted though it is, it will hang a man nonetheless if he's not careful."
"It was my luck to have a few good teachers in my youth, men and women who came into my dark head and lit a match."
"Doubt is useful for a while. We must all pass through the garden of Gethsemane. If Christ played with doubt, so must we. If Christ spent an anguished night in prayer, if He burst out from the Cross, 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?' then surely we are also permitted to doubt. But we must move on. To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation."