First month of 2010 was also spiced up with 4 amazing books, which I was blessed by reading them. There were two “story pieces” and two, I would call them “wisdom pieces.”
- Fiction was represented by Haruki Murakami‘s famous book Norwegian Wood. Nice review on Norwegian Wood was written by Ben Casnocha, you can read it here.
- Tiny book with big meaning on my reading list was, Man who Planted Tress by Jean Giono. Thank you @Adam Kurta for referring me to Giono’s book. Let me make it easy for you, here you can watch animated movie of the book. (It has 3 parts, each 10 minutes long)
The “winners” for the quotes of the month, are Hugh MacLeod with Ignore Everybody and Viktor Frankl with Man’s Searching for Meaning.
Hugh’s book is already fully reviewed in the blog post (sorry in Slovak), here. But I don’t want to neglect YOU, my readers, so here are few more bonus quotes by Hugh, which are not mentioned in Slovak review.
- The person you trust and vice versa are what will feed you and pay for your kid’s college. Nothing else.
- Wanting to change the world is not a noble calling, it’s primal calling.
- Don’t aim for success, the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it.
- Success is by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself.
- Love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire.
- There is no need to be ashamed of tears. Weep it out of the system.
- Everyone’s task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
- The wish is father to the thought, the fear is mother of the event.
- Things determine each other, but man is ultimately self-determining.