E, sem querer, encontei três dos melhores livros que já li sobre luto.
There is a crack in everything That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen, Anthem There is tremendous power in joy. It recharges you. It can be used as a shield against big, bad, scary creatures that threaten you with darkness. Better yet, it can be stored for subsequent use when these gloomy creatures … Continue reading Make Good Art
No one has the right to spend their life without being offended. Nobody has to read this book. Nobody has to pick it up. Nobody has to open it. And if you open it and read it, you don’t have to like it. And if you read it and you dislike it, you don’t have … Continue reading Isidora & Censorship
Stayed up late last night watching interviews with the stunning Margaret Atwood and a Pullman lecture on the importance of book illustrations. Because I'm hardcore that way.
I have always wanted to write. Even before I knew how, I was already scribbling on the blank spaces of all the books lying around the house - including the Bible. The love for writing was never just about the thoughts-to-words dynamic, it was the physical side of it as well: the paper textures, … Continue reading «Read like a butterfly, write like a bee»
"Read like a butterfly, write like a bee" - Philip Pullman
Because the great thing about fairy tales and folk tales is that there is no authentic text. (...) One thing that did strike me was how different these stories are from novels. You almost never see an adverb—"he said ruefully"—anything like that. That doesn't happen. You just get what he said, what she did, that … Continue reading o tio Pullman e os tios Grimm
Não sou pessoa de reler livros. Porque sou uma leitora lenta e há sempre mais livros que ainda não li na lista de espera. Mas a obra-prima do tio Pullman é uma excepção e o Will continua a ser melhor que qualquer Darcy. Abençoado Kobo que me deixa trazer uma trilogia inteira na mala. ilustração: … Continue reading dust
All stories teach, whether the storyteller intends them to or not. They teach the world we create. They teach the morality we live by. They teach it much more effectively than moral precepts and instructions. Philip Pullman, Carnegie Medal Acceptance Speech
Being in love was like China: you knew it was there, and no doubt it was very interesting, and some people went there, but I never would. I'd spend all my life without ever going to China, but it wouldn't matter, because there was all the rest of the world to visit. Philip Pullman, The … Continue reading china