Book-Bit : Of Love & Other Demons

“One never quite stops believing,’ said the Marquis. ‘Some doubt remains forever.’ Abrenuncio understood. He had always thought that ceasing to believe caused a permanent scar in the place where one’s faith had been, making it impossible to forget.” Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

The Imperfectionists – Tom Rachman

She leaves the room without explanation and her heaving coughs are audible, muted by a closed door. She returns. “Look at me,” she says. “No children, never a husband. I reach this stage of my life, Mr. Gopal, with the most comical realization: that the only legacy is genetic material. I always disdained those who made…

Unread Quote: The Plague

“Week after week we were reduced to starting the same letter over again and copying out the same appeals, so that after a certain time words which had at first been torn bleeding from our hearts became void of sense. We copied them down mechanically, trying by means of these dead words to give some…

Unread Quote: The Plague

“In fact, it comes to this: nobody is capable of really thinking about anyone, even in the worst calamity. For really to think about someone means thinking about that person every minute of the day, without letting one’s thoughts be diverted by anything- by meals, by a fly that settles on one’s cheek, by household…

She read books…

She read books. She devoured the words, the sentences, the author’s thoughts. But more than that, she left behind, hidden between the pages, a part of her, with a hope to meet her former self years later, when she will read those books, again. -Asha

UnRead Quote: Adultery

“You don’t choose your life; it chooses you. There’s no point asking why life has reserved certain joys or griefs, you just accept them and carry on. We cant choose our lives, but we can decide what to do with the joys or griefs we are given.”       – Paulo Coelho, Adultery

A man does not live…

“Who wants to do good in this world must deny oneself. A man does not live on this Earth to be happy or to be honest only – he has to do great things for humanity, achieve the generosity of the spirit and rise above the banality where most of the people are drowning and…