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Ring for Jeeves

“It was a confusion of ideas between him and one of the lions he was hunting in Kenya that had caused A. B. Spottsworth to make the obituary column. He thought the lion was dead, and the lion thought it … Continue reading

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Tibetian Buddhism from the ground up

“‘Righteous hatred’ is in the same category as ‘righteous cancer’or ‘righteous tuberculosis’. All of them are absurd concepts.” Allan Wallace in Tibetian Buddhism from the Ground up

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Transit of Venus

“The poor don’t want solidarity with their lot, they want it changed” – Shirley Hazzard in Transit of Venus PS: Brilliant narration

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Emma

“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.” ― Jane Austen in Emma

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The perks of being a wallflower

“Sometimes people use thought to not participate in life.” ― Stephen Chbosky in The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Arthur & George

“They should erect new signs at the Home Office. Instead of Entrance and Exit, they should read On the One Hand and On the Other Hand.” – Julian Barnes in Arthur & George

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The Bookshop

“She had a kind heart, thought that was not of much use when it comes to the matter of self-preservation.” – Penelope Fitzgerald in The Bookshop

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