Monday, 18 June 2018

“Some people

... spend their entire lives reading but never get beyond reading the words on the page, they don't understand that the words are merely stepping stones placed across a fast-flowing river, and the reason they're there is so that we can reach the farther shore, it's the other side that matters, Unless, Unless what, Unless those rivers don't have just two shores but many, unless each reader is his or her own shore, and that shore is the only shore worth reaching.” 

Note: On this day, in 2010, the Portuguese Nobel laureate (1998) past away. One of my favourite authors, he was praised for his critical view on the Catholic Church, and "... the distinctive tone to his fiction because he narrates his novels as if he were someone both wise and ignorant." A classic, therefore a must-read.

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