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10 Great Quotations from Writers about Life

Wonderful post- I especially loved Edith Wharton and George R.R Martin- brilliant choice of quotes and authors!
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Interesting Literature

You ask ‘What is life?’ That is the same as asking ‘What is a carrot?’ A carrot is a carrot and we know nothing more. – Anton Chekhov

Live all you can – it’s a mistake not to. It doesn’t so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. – Henry James

Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope. – Edith Wharton

Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment. – Samuel Johnson

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. – F. Scott Fitzgerald


In real life, the hardest aspect of the battle between good and evil is determining which is which. – George R. R. Martin

Life shrinks or expands according to one’s courage. – Anaïs Nin

To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing…

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Well done on your completion of the epic brick! All the quotes you’ve chosen are absolutely fantastic and I’m going to have to reblog this post just so I can look at them properly when I get a spare moment!
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The Dream

After one year and 4ish months of trying, I did it: I finished reading Les Miserables.

And if you can bear a quote post, it might be worth your time. Victor Hugo has a way with words that is outrageously perceptive, understanding, descriptive, and faithful. He definitely redeemed himself in my eyes (I had only ever read passages from The Hunch Back of Notre Dame before, specifically the part where he goes on and on about architecture for like 40 pages). Thank you, Magdalene, for giving me such an awesome Christmas present almost two years ago!

Plus he had bangin’ taste. Check out V. Hugo’s room:

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…On Love

This following one might be my favorite thing about love ever:

Can two people charm and delight one another too much, be too happy, too much alive? … For what is the sun if not love, and what is…

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Sparrow’s Little Letters: {Volume No. 05}

Oh Claudia- how I’ve missed these! Such a wonderful snippet and the bit about the fairies refusing to go to bed made me smile!
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Posted by on June 27, 2014 in Reblogged stuff


Non-canon Les Miserables Friendship Description List

Yes! Yes, yes, yes to all of these- especially Enjolras/Cosette, Enjolras/Combeferre and Grantaire/Marius- I’ve never really thought about those two working together before now but it makes sense! Brilliant post and definitely worth a re-blog!
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Meet me on the surface of Jupiter.

Modern AU or not, I really love the idea and depiction by many different authors of the friendship between the barricade boys (and Cosette) in their works.

(For examples, I suggest reading Let Me Count The Ways by zimriya, Hacker Au [series] by Ark and A Tupperware Full of Love by sarahyyy.)

Basically, this is how I describe the friendships I’ve come to love and grow intensely jealous of. You’ll find they are very e/R-centric.

  • Enjolras-Cosette friendship in which they are both intense dragon flames and cannot be tamed, social justice-wise or not, unless you bring milk and cookies in the middle of the night
  • Enjolras-Combeferre friendship in which they read each other’s minds and don’t need actual words to communicate
  • Enjolras-Courfeyrac friendship in which Enjolras has to fight the urge to smack Courf with a newspaper but loves him anyway
  • Enjolras-Joly friendship in which they fuss over the tiniest details…

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Fact of the day: 6th June

In memory of all those revolutionaries both real and fictional who gave their lives so that the sparks of progress could at last be ignited (also it’s the 70th Anniversary of D-Day- let us not forget those who fought on the Normandy beaches to seal the gift of freedom for future generations)
Wonderful post!
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She Moves in her Own Way

On this day in 1832 The June Rebellion in Paris was put down by the National Guard.

The June Rebellion, or the Paris Uprising of 1832 was an unsuccessful, anti-monarchist insurrection of Parisian republicans from June 5 to June 6, 1832.

The rebellion originated in an attempt of the republicans to reverse the establishment in 1830 of the July Monarchy of Louis-Philippe, shortly after the death of the king’s powerful supporter, President of the Council, Casimir Pierre Périer, on May 16, 1832.

The death of Jean Maximilien Lamarque was a spark shortly before the revolutions rose to their barricades. The rebellion was the last outbreak of violence linked with the July Revolution.

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The Dwarf, the Worm and the Viper: The Problem of Suffering

A very insightful post and I loved your brief comments on Grey Worm and the nod towards Ygritte at the end- genius writing! Really, very well done and I must re-read the Mountain and the Viper scene again in Blood and Gold- you’ve picked up on some really interesting points that I’ve either obviously forgotten or skimmed over so thank you!
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randomness and ruminations

Warning: This blog post contains massive SPOILERS of the television series Game of Thrones.  Please do not read any further if you have not watched Season 4, Episode 8 of Game of Thrones.


There has been a lot of talk about the famous beetle scene, the penultimate scene in this past Sunday night’s Game of Thrones episode, entitled “The Mountain and the Viper.”  In the scene, Tyrion reminisces about his cousin Orson, a simpleton who derived a lot of pleasure from smashing beetles upon the pavement.  While the scene started out as entertaining, somewhat juvenile banter between Tyrion and Jamie Lannister, the scene took a sudden turn for the existential.  In the scene, Tyrion muses on the meaning of seemingly senseless violence.

There has been a lot of speculation on the meaning of this scene.  The folks at IGN seem to think Cousin Orson represents George R. R. Martin himself

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Why haven’t we seen a ‘Miss Saigon’ movie yet?

Exactly! I’m intrigued about your Spielberg point and here’s another question: would the director consider doing live vocals re Tom Hooper and Les Miserables 2012? Really can’t wait to see what the thoughts are on this after the revival’s run…
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The Wright Movie Blog

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I still remember when rumours ran wild following the release of Les Miserables in December of 2012. Yet there has been no really reports on any development of the film version of the infamous musical from the writers of Les Miz.

It makes sense though doesn’t it?

When a film receives both critical and box-office reward, then isn’t it worth making the film while the musical ‘craze’ is still fresh in the mind. To be fair, Mackintosh, the producer of ‘Les Miz’ on stage and screen, did then revive ‘Saigon’ on the stage.

With £4 million in sales on it’s first day of opening sales, it is clear to say that it has been hit. It is still not safe to say if the show will have longevity, but it still reinforces that there is an interest in the show. However, this is…

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