Books worth reading #5

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Sophie’s World is a 1991 novel by Norwegian writer Jostein Gaarder. It follows the events of Sophie Amundsen, a teenage girl living in Norway, and Alberto Knox, a middle-aged philosopher who introduces her to philosophical thinking and the history of philosophy.

 

“Life is both sad and solemn. We are led into a wonderful world, we meet one another here, greet each other – and wander together for a brief moment. Then we lose each other and disappear as suddenly and unreasonably as we arrived.”
Jostein Gaarder, Sophie’s World

 

“A philosopher knows that in reality he knows very little. That is why he constantly strives to achieve true insight. Socrates was one of these rare people. He knew that he knew nothing about life and about the world. And now comes the important part: it troubled him that he knew so little.”
Jostein Gaarder, Sophie’s World

Books worth reading #2

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“As if this great outburst of anger had purged all my ills, killed all my hopes, I looked up at the mass of signs and stars in the night sky and laid myself open for the first time to the benign indifference of the world- and finding it so much like myself, in fact so fraternal, I realized that I’d been happy, and that I was still happy. For the final consummation and for me to feel less lonely, my last wish was that there should be a crowd of spectators at my execution and that they should greet me with cries of hatred.”

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it say that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better pushing right back.”

Albert Camus, The Stranger (or The Outsider) – L’étranger

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There’s also a short story movie, which is pretty amazing and truth be said, pretty stunning too!

You can find the trailer here

Music, Movies, Books, Writers, Art

Hmpft ok, já que pediram (não é que tenha interesse algum) cá vai:

Top 10 musical artists:

* Placebo
* Nine Inch Nails
* Guns N’Roses
* Pink Floyd
* Slipknot
* Marilyn Manson
* Tool
* Otep
* Deftones
* The Sisters Of Mercy

Top 10 fav songs (esta foi difícil de carago!):

* Beethoven – Für Elise
* Elliott Smith – Miss Misery
* Radiohead – Karma Police
* Radiohead – Creep
* Pink Floyd -Comfortably Numb
* Guns N’Roses – Don’t Cry
* Nine Inch Nails – Hurt
* Tool – Sober
* Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun
* Slipknot – Duality

Top 5 movies:

* The Lion in Winter
* Elephant
* The Dreamers
* The Libertine
* Lost Highway

Top 5 writers:

* José Luis Peixoto
* Fernando Pessoa
* Al Berto
* Albert Camus
* Oscar Wilde

Top 5 books:

* José Luis Peixoto – Antídoto
* Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – O Principezinho
* Bernardo Soares (Fernando Pessoa) – Livro do Desassossego
* Albert Camus – O Estrangeiro
* Al Berto – O Medo

Top 5 paintings:

* Edvard Munch – The Scream
* Salvador Dalí – The Persistence of Memory
* Eugène Delacroix – Liberty Leading the People
* Vincent Van Gogh – The Starry Night
* Leonardo da Vinci – The Virgin and Child with St. Anne