What I’m reading #2

Book: The Master and Margarita
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov

Excerpt:
“But this is what disturbs me: if there is no God, then, the question is, who is in control of man’s life and the whole order of things on earth?”
“Man himself is in control,” was Bezdomny’s quick and angry reply to what was, admittedly, a not very clear question.
“I’m sorry,” replied the stranger in a soft voice, “but in order to be in control, you have to have a definite plan for at least a reasonable period of time. So how, may I ask, can man be in control if he can’t even draw up a plan for a ridiculously short period of time, say, a thousand years, and is, moreover, unable to ensure his own safety for even the next day?”

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What I’m reading #1

Note: I read so many books and right now, with my Goodreads challenge to myself being 100 books in one year, I’ve definitely gone through a lot this year. Many lines leap out at me or interest me. I’m going to start sharing those on my blog.

Book: Under The Hawthorn Tree
Author: Ai Mi

Excerpt #1:
“The world exists objectively. but every person’s experience of the world is different, and if you use a poet’s eyes to look at the world, you see a different world.”

Excerpt #2

“If life is lived in a single file, please walk in front so I can watch you all the time;
if life’s road is walked in two lanes, side by side,
let me take you by the hand, so when we walk through life’s sea of people,
forever you will be mine.”