This is the continuation from this illustration on a girl reading a book, not quite sure how to avoid auto-compression on the downloaded image but these are what I manage to upload here :
I just finished reading Steppenwolf the day before yesterday while waiting for AF to get his passport ready. It wasn't as great as Siddartha, a bit confusing at times due to the classic writings.
This is another one excerpt I found that I personally like :
“Every age, every culture, every custom and tradition has its own character, its own weakness and its own strength, it beauties and ugliness; accepts certain sufferings as matters of course, puts up patiently with certain evils. Human life is reduced to real suffering, to hell, only when two ages, two cultures and religions overlap... Now there are times when a whole generation is caught in this way between two ages, two modes of life, with the consequence that it loses all power to understand itself and has no standard, no security, no simple acquiescence. Naturally, every one does not feel this equally strongly.”
This was written in 1927, you can't help to agree to this excerpt, right?
Another great inspiration I got while watching one of a TedTalk last week :
Reading and writing are the 2 sides of a coin.
If you don't read, you can't really write.
- David Ray
Most of the great writers I adore and look up to read voraciously.
So if you love the art of writing and want to improve your skill, please try to read books as much as you can.
It is the best advice anyone can give other than "you need to start writing".