Books are life. Recently studies have been published that reading for fun, reading for knowledge, just interest in reading in general is down, and that is a tragedy.
We've become too obsessed with our binge watching and ADHD mindset that we've lost focus on one of life's greatest joys... literature.
There are some stories and books that should be a mandatory read for life. There should be age benchmarks that require knowledge of certain books in order to progress. I know, how "1984" of me. ;)
Redditor u/bugtanks33d wanted to hear about what literature we should all be familiar with sooner than later by asking:
What's a book everyone should read at least once in their lives?
One of my favorite books is "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." It was a key element in unlocking what I could see with my imagination. No adolescent should go beyond sixth grade without knowing it. What else?
"ANNOUNCEMENT FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE READING THIS THREAD:"
"MANY OF THE BOOKS MENTIONED HERE ARE IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN AND IN AUDIO BOOK FORM. GO THROUGH YOUTUBE/RANDOMHOUSE/AUDIBLE/OVERDRIVE FOR ALL THE CLASSICAL GOODNESS YOU WANT."
"It almost totally eliminates the financial/time commitment that many will cite for not picking them up. I listen to books on double speed all the damn time. I am working my way through "A Tale of Two Cities" now."
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"Man's search for meaning - Viktor Frankl."
"The Phantom Tollbooth."
"Milo: "Many of the things I'm supposed to know seem so useless that I can't see the purpose of learning them at all."
"Princess of Sweet Rhyme: "...what you learn today, for no reason at all, will help you discover the wonderful secrets of tomorrow."
"Johnny's Got His Gun. It's so intense, but it's so good. Metallica's song One is based off this book. Guy has his arms and legs blown off, goes blind and deaf, and is left to live like that. I only read it once, but it's forever engrained into my memory. It hits you like a freight train."
"Surprised I haven't seen it here already so I'll add it... The Brother's Karamazov by Dostoyevsky. In Slaughterhouse 5 Vonnegut said it could teach everything that we needed to know about life, except that wasn't enough anymore."
"If the only thing that book did was make you marvel at how people centuries and oceans removed from you in time and place, could experience the exact same emotions about life as you did, it would be worth the read. There's so much more to it, but Dostoyevsky had such a knack for digging deep into universal human experience. And it's just a hell of a good story too."
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"Speaking as somebody who isn't religious, the literary value of the Bible (and the Hebrew Bible) is severely underrated."
I took a class on it in college, with a prof who'd once allegedly gotten into a bar fight over Beowulf. We would sometimes spend half a class discussing a single verse or two because there's so much stuff going on under the hood."
I know so many of those. And sadly, I'm already behind in my studies. I love books and I'm always on the path to find more to consume. Let me ready my already lengthy list.
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"All Quiet on the Western Front. Everyone should have to reckon with the reality of what war actually means."
"Night, by Elie Wiezel. It is absolutely heartwrecking , and I hated every moment of reading it, which is exactly the effect it is supposed to have."
"Came here looking for this one. I had to read it back in high school and it blew me away how moved I was by it. Stories like his need to be remembered for all time, no matter how hard it is to get through (emotionally-speaking; it's actually quite an easy and short read). I'm so grateful that my English teacher assigned it."
"The Westing Game."
"A Librarian here, such a terrific book. I have gotten so many kids to read it by hooking them with the fact that the reader can play the game and has all of the clues. And good luck as it is fiendishly clever."
All the Good Crazy
"The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Such a great book."
"Oh my god yes. I love this book for being the sex, drugs and rock and roll of the classics world. It is lengthy but has revenge, treasure, plots and schemes and drugs. There is nothing stuffy about this classic."
"The Giver- that book made my 9-10 year old mind really think about what was important in society. It was the first time the idea of "good" things having a negative consequence was presented to me. I think what makes it work is that we are learning how this whole society really works along side a character who has lived in it his whole life."
"As the facade of the utopian society begins to fall away to show devastating consequences of the "perfect life and society" the reader not only feels their shock but the main character's shock. This was a book I read in school 4 times- once in 5th grade and once in 10th for English and then in both high school and college sociology classes. This book written for 9-13 year olds made for great discussions."
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"The Grapes of Wrath and/or Of Mice and Men. Both are heartbreaking, but not for the sake of being heartbreaking - instead they provide a glimpse of how freaking hard life can be, but also how beautiful it can be."
That is a lot of good advice. And a lot of great storytelling and advice giving. Did anyone miss anything that should be there? And make sure you read anything by Harlan Coben, he's a fav.
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Adapting a book to the big screen has got to be very difficult task. Otherwise, how could we explain so many movies that do it so poorly?
A book is a few hundred pages of intimate character development, careful pacing, and constant descriptions of setting that create tone and context for everything that happens.
Authors are out here making worlds.
Movies, however, are about two hours. They rely solely on dialogue and character action--aside from the occasional narrator--to tell the story.
So it's not surprising that things get lost in the shuffle when a story goes from the book medium to the film medium.
But for fans of the original book, my goodness can it be infuriating to see just which elements the filmmakers chose to leave out.
Some Redditors gathered to share the most egregious culprits.
Some people pointed to moments when a specific scene was omitted from a movie. Often, the hope of that scene on the big screen brought them into the theatre, only to leave disappointed.
"The most cinematic moment of Jurassic park was when dr Satler was trapped on the roof with monsters coming and used math to calculate that she could leap into the pool. Not in the movie." -- Dr-P-Ossoff
"Jurassic Park. In the book, you find out exactly what's making the Triceratops sick, and it's a whole thing." -- wscuraiii
No Love for the Old Lady
"As much as I love the film version of 'To Kill A Mockingbird' (and trust me, it is one of my favourite films of all time), I really wish they had kept in the section about Jem getting to know the angry old lady from down the road that complained at the kids every day."
"Jem spending the summer reading to her was a nice part of the book, and I wish it was shown on screen."
Harry, Stealing the Show
"The part in the first harry potter book where they have to go through puzzles to get to the sorcerers stone."
"They completely take out one of the tasks that Hermione helps Harry figure out!"
Letting a Great Bit Go
"The scene in The Martian where the dude on earth is wondering what the astronaut stuck on mars must be thinking out there all alone not knowing if anyone else knows if he's alive and it cuts to the astronauts log where he's like 'how can Aquaman control whales? They're mammals' "
Other people discussed how characters were treated in film adaptations. They couldn't believe what little--or misplaced--development and backstory was given to their favorite people in the story.
Three Cheers for Kaa
"Every time they do The Jungle Book, they do Kaa so fu**ing dirty. Every time."
"In the books, Kaa is on the same level as Bagheera and Baloo, one of Mowgli's guardians and teachers. But Walt Disney (and Western culture in general) had the whole 'snakes=bad!' mindset and so they make him a laughable villain."
"And he's a fu**ing bada** in the books!"
"Mowgli gets kidnapped by the bandar-log (monkeys) who are a bunch of curious indecisive morons, but have overwhelming numbers. Baloo and Bagheera try to save him but even they get overwhelmed."
"Then Kaa shows up, apparently the only thing the monkeys fear, and he straight up hypnotizes them all. Mowgli and his buds escape and Kaa's all like 'I'll catch up with you later' and it's heavily implied he's about to eat a sh**-ton of monkeys."
A Nuanced Struggle
"I've seen a lot of people mention the common scenes from LOTR but one that always seems to be left out of these conversations is the fact that, in the book, Denethor had a palantir and had been using it to essentially play mental tug of war with Sauron for years trying to get intelligence, which eventually led to his madness."
"For example, Sauron would show Denethor truths but very deceptively, such as showing him the black sails of the Corsairs of Umbar sailing to Minas Tirith, but not showing that Aragorn had captured them."
"It made his character a lot more sympathetic and tragic, and it made sense since the palantiri had been established already."
Across the Board
"Enders game. All the character development was missing." -- seventeencans
"The pacing was so fast too that absolutely nothing can sink in before the next big thing is happening. The casting acting and aesthetic were all totally fine. That same everything would have worked if it were just a 12 hour hbo series instead. They could even technically tell enders shadow concurrently if they did it right..." -- SARAH__LYNN
Finally, there were some film adaptations that seemed to miss the point altogether. Or perhaps they chose to hammer home a different moral.
Either way, fans found themselves a bit deflated after seeing these ones.
"The movie version of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest had to cut out a lot but I think the one that hurt the film the most was less of a scene and more of an explanation. (Spoilers) After Billy dies and everyone realizes the control nurse Ratched had over them, McMurphy realizes there's only one thing he can do that will make them see her for what she is."
"It's very clear in the book that he was consciously choosing death by lobotomy to save his friends from eternal abuse. In the film it just seems like he's angry."
"Neverending story. Admittedly it's been a while since I've read it, but the movie is the first half of the book. The point of the movie is, wimpy kid gets his wishes come to life through imagination and everything is possible and he brings back Fantasia to life."
"In the book, after he goes to Fantasia, he starts forgetting the real world and forgets who he was, and the point was that too much make believe is not good."
"Artemis Fowl. They left out the pivotal scene where we get a good movie."
"In the books, said scene is between page one and the last page."
The sad truth? There are so many more examples out there, and so many more to come. With books still flying off shelves and movies as popular as ever, we can expect plenty more adaptations--including rough ones--in the future.
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Ok, before I get into this article, I have to reference that old Twilight Zone episode where Burgess Meredith is the last man on Earth. No one would let him read, so now he's super stoked because he has “time enough at last" to read every single book. But then....his glasses break.
“It's not fair. There was time now."
Super depressing! Sadly, for four-eyed nerds like myself, everything we do relies on whether or not we have our glasses. Personally, I can't stand contacts, so if I don't have glasses on my face every waking hour, I'm screwed.
Here are a few more people who experience what myself and Burgess Meredith go through on a daily basis.
I think the biggest glasses breakers are children by far. But they break sh*t all the time, so that’s not surprising.
Bye bye glasses.
Don't laugh, but.
Okay, you're going to laugh, and almost 20 years later I can handle it, but I couldn't have handled it for the first year or two.
At a birthday party in middle school I was trying to be festive so I tied balloons to my glasses and they floated away and were gone forever.
I was at the beach and buried my glasses so that I could find them later as hidden treasure. Turns out using palm trees as landmarks is a bad idea, especially if you can't see.
If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.justin long dodgeball GIF by 20th Century Fox Home EntertainmentGiphy
I was in like 5th grade. We were playing dodgeball. I took a shot in the face that sent my glasses flying and we had to pause the game so I could get one of the lenses popped back into the frame. Play resumes. Like two minutes later, boimpf, face shot again from the same kid, who probably needed glasses himself, now that I think about it.
Our gym teacher stopped the whole game and made us go inside and sit down, and the whole class was like "good job, Acrollo," and I'm there with a bloody nose and busted glasses and I'm like "how is it my fault some other dumdum can't get his throws below chest level?"
Nowadays I still wear glasses, and I have two boys under 3, so my glasses are constantly smudged because my kids are adventurous and kinda handsy-in-the-facey when you're down on their level. Seriously considering Lasik at this point.
I was a dumb middle schooler. I'd not been wearing glasses for long, probably only 2 years at that point. I had these super neat glasses that were supposedly "kid-resistant" and they had flexible metal so that you could bend them at the nosepiece and they wouldn't break.
I started showing them off, twisting the glasses around and locking them into themselves, like twisting them as far as they could go. After a certain amount of time that I don't remember because this was about 20 years ago, they'd finally had enough and snapped, right in the middle of the nosepiece.
It was not a fun time when I got home from school that day. My mom was livid.
It isn’t always our fault though. Sometimes we just have really crappy friends/family members/partners.
I hope you replaced the friend too.
I watched them shatter on concrete because of friend of mine wanted to see how bad my eyes were. Instead of accepting NO as a logical response, she yanked them off my face, they went flying, and ended up in a thousand pieces. I’m near sighted and need my glasses to drive. Needless to say, I picked up my car a few days after I got replacements.
At least the fish can see now.Water Walking GIF by Cezar IliescuGiphy
I was out on a boat fishing with my ex Father-in-Law when he flipped his pole to cast out his line and the hook caught my glasses and flipped them 20 feet from the boat into 150 feet of water. The worst part was watching them sink to the bottom of the lake on the damn fish finder screen!
So, this happened to a friend of mine. She wears glasses and had only one pair as she'd broken a pair a week prior to this incident (this will become important later).
So she had brought a guy home and he took her glasses off and put them on the bed just as things were getting hot and heavy. As they laid down, forgetting the glasses were on the bed, they crushed her glasses and got plastic digging into them.
She had no glasses and had to get an emergency prescription for the world's ugliest glasses which basically meant instead of a walk of shame, she wore the glasses of shame.
But most of the time, it just ends up being a freak accident.
I'm pagan and so I do ceremonies pretty often with candles. During one particular ceremony I took off my glasses and placed them next to the candle to pray not even thinking about it. Once I was done with my prayer (thankfully a short one) I looked on my alter to see my new glasses were on fire and melting plastic all over. It was the part that wrapped around my ear so I could still wear them until I got a new pair next year.
Super glue is no joke.Stay On 90 Day Fiance GIF by TLCGiphy
I used Super Glue to do an on-the-fly repair of a crack in the frame above the lens. I didn't wait long enough before putting my glasses back on because I was already late for an important client meeting. The Super Glue bonded my glasses to my eyebrow. In the process of remedying this humiliating fiasco, I ended up yanking out half my eyebrow and re-breaking the very spendy frame into multiple, irreparable pieces. The client was amused.
This is a true nightmare.
Not my story (though I was there and do wear glasses):
I went on a chartered tour of Japan, and on the flight from Los Angeles to Narita, the guy in the aisle seat decided to take a nap. For whatever reason, he decided the safest place for his glasses was in one of his shoes, tucked safely under the seat in front of him.
Not so safe, as it turns out, because mild turbulence hit, his shoe went into the aisle, and the beverage cart rolled over it. After we landed, most of us went to the hotel but the tour guide had to take him to whatever Japan's version of Lenscrafters is to get a new pair at (he told us over breakfast the next day) astronomical cost.
I have NEVER gone on a trip without a spare pair of glasses since. I just keep them in my suitcase so I can never forget them.
Had them blown off my face by one of those "splash mountain" type rides. But here's the kicker: I wasn't on the ride!
My dad took me and a buddy of mine to a amusement park that was about an hour and a half away. We're there for about 30 minutes before we see the water ride. The was a small bridge that crossed over the ride at the point where it hits the bottom and throws water all over the place. My buddy and me wanted to stand on the bridge and get doused by the water. Ride hits the water and splashes up and soaks us. We start to walk off the bridge, and I realize everything is blurry. The force from the water hitting us has knocked my glasses off! Try searching for half an hour, but can't find them. Had to leave, because I was almost blind (I'm really nearsighted).
I think we got to ride one ride, lost my glasses, then had to leave.
Sometimes it’s just pure, unadulterated violence that causes our glasses to shatter.
That’s a resourceful friend.Glasses Seinfeld GIFGiphy
Lord, this is for me. Once I was playing with some friends a game called "slo-mo fight". You guessed it, we were pretending to be punching each other but all in slow motion, which was hilarious. My friend pretended to punch me, I turned my head a lil too fast and my glasses fell on the floor.
Since I was blind at that moment, I fumbled around and stepped on them. Broke both branches, and couldn't fix them, so my friend glued a piece of ribbon on each side and for a weekend or something I looked like f*cking cat noir.
That’s a solid pair of glasses.
I was running late getting to school one day, and fell down a flight of stairs. I had a good pair of glasses, so they didn't break, but I did bend one arm to the point that I couldn't wear them. Luckily, I was able to get them bent back into place that day. I had those glasses until my prescription changed a few years ago.
Bent over mowing the lawn to grab a stick. Glasses were in my shirt pocket because I had my prescription sunglasses on instead.
Glasses fell out. Didn't notice until I was done. Bits of glasses all around.
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I was going over the drop on a rollercoaster and they fell off.
Then I somehow caught them and was so focused on holding on that I forgot to be scared of the ride.
Several years later, the same pair broke.... the lens broke out because I laughed at a joke.
Not a slam dunk.
The glasses I had around 4th grade were marketed as flexible and I told my friend if she bent them they wouldn't break so she tried it and they immediately snapped right in the middle of the bridge.
Also my first time trying basketball in 3rd grade someone missed a layup and when the ball came down it landed right on my eye and the lense popped out.
Personally, there's a reason why I now own four pairs of glasses. Lost my only pair one time and forced to wear dry contacts all day can do that to you. Always have backups!
And if you're the guy from Twilight Zone, it wouldn't hurt to have some large-print books around.
These days, it seems that there are just as many online lists about books as there are books ever written.
You've probably seen at least a few "Best Books of 2020" lists in just the last couple days. Then there are all the genres: "Best Science Fiction Books," "Best Travel Books," "Best Popular History Books," and probably even "Best Books about Books."
Maybe someone write a book about the phenomenon of lists about books.
Out of that limitless sea of suggestions comes a recent Reddit thread. Users were asked to share their "must-read" books.
And there was something about the far-reaching, chaotic randomness of these suggestions that did feel a little bit more genuine than so many other lists you've come across.
sbooth0630 asked, "What are some absolute 'must read' books?"
"Bill Bryson: A short history of nearly everything. Just as entertaining as educating" -- Satures
"And overloaded with info. Each time I read it it's like the first time because I swear I havent read that bit before." -- tutiramaiteiwi
"I won that at a debate and boy did I love it" -- otterwithdarkside
Classic for a Reason
Le compte de Monte-Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. Sh** basically reads itself, it's f***ing brilliant.
"It's also based on the life-times of his father, a freed slave who got himself some renown as a general in the Napoleonic armies before he was imprisoned by the Napster himself, who feared his growing popularity and influence."
"The story behind the story is cool, and the books are great."
"The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak."
"I started my reddit account just to recommend this book."
"Beautifully written, narrated by Death, it tells the story of a girl in Nazi Germany. Her adoptive mother is cranky and hilarious, her adoptive father is a gentle accordion player that teaches her to read."
"They hide a Jewish boxer in their basement. Her best friend is an Aryan boy who idolizes Jesse Owens. And Liesel Memminger, the reader of stolen books, still haunts Death to this day."
"Don't be intimidated by the size of the book, it's for a younger reading level."
"And many Of The Paragraphs Look Like This."
"So it's not really that long. But it is beautiful, sad, happy, terrible and wonderful. Make sure you finish it somewhere that's not public. I ugly cried when I read it."
"But maybe that's just what we need in 2020, a good cry. You'll thank yourself for reading it."
At Your Own Risk
"Crime and punishment by Dostoevsky" -- minorkunji
"This was difficult for me to get through but I find myself thinking about it often! Great book." -- Iammyown404error
"I read it in russian when i was 16 for my literature class and had a depressive episode that lasted for about 2 month after it. It's an incredibly well-written piece but definitely not a light read hahah" -- benitengutake1
Just a Good, Funny Book
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" -- pavlovsgiraffe
"I've been getting recommendations for this book for a long time now. Might check it out soon. Thanks!" -- a_brave_coward
"There are so many characters with strange names I couldnt keep up!" -- tutiramaiteiwi
"A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole"
"It's probably the funniest thing I've ever read. I strongly recommend."
"Childhood's End by Arthur C Clarke. An alien civilization makes contact with earth and indirectly builds a utopian society with the only cost being their culture and personal identity."
"The book is separated into 3 parts at different times where each narrator gives an account of how the world exists under the alien's rule. My absolute favorite book of all time."
"To Kill A Mockingbird...Every 14 year old must read it or they'll get an F..." -- exploringoceans
"I actually read it the year before it was assigned without realizing it would be assigned. Man, language arts was easy for a few weeks" -- Arachnophobicloser
"I had a rough adolescence and even though I was a genuinely good kid, couldn't quite concentrate when this book was being read/analyzed in high school."
"I listened to the audio book version read by Sissy Spacek when I was 36. Fan.Tas.Tic." -- Iammyown404error
A Low Down on How It All Went Down
"A Brief History Of Time." -- fartparticles
"Reading it now for the second time! Gives you a different perspective (maybe nihilistic) on our short lifespans in the scale of the universe." -- SevorMazin
"A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini" -- lindsaydemo
"Came here to say this and the Kite Runner is a good read too." -- AnonymousMonkey101
"100 percent agree." -- postmoderngeisha
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In this time of COVID one of the great things the world has learned is that artists and the work of an artist is essential. Maybe not as life saving as our medical personal and grocery store clerks who literally kept people alive, but art has had a massive hand in keeping people sane. And one of life's finest artistic gifts is literature. Books change lives. Their stories and characters and tales of fierce humanity and fragile love have given many people a purpose to go on. That's why so many books are so often reread and passed onto loved ones. its always fun to spread the wealth.Redditor u/maplesyrupdeficiency wanted to what literature we need to get to immediately so can enhance our lives by asking.... What book have you read that has forever changed the way you view or live life?
Mortal Thoughts...think tom hanks GIF by The Late Show With Stephen ColbertGiphy
Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky. Jeez, it's such a weird-but-in-a-good-way book that really makes you reflect on morality.
All is Possible.....
I read The Phantom Tollbooth at a young age & it changed the way I viewed the world.
One of my favorite quotes from the book: "So many things are possible just as long as you don't know they're impossible."
Yessss, I love that book so much! I remember the cookies shaped like letters when the seller explained how vowels taste the best which is why people use them the most, and letters like Z and Q are kinda bitter so people don't like saying them.
The boy who floated with his head at his adult height and his feet got closer to the ground as he got taller The worlds tallest dwarf (not to be confused with the worlds shortest giant, the worlds fattest thin man, or the worlds thinnest fat man). So much excellent wordplay and Alice-In-Wonderland type logic. It absolutely shaped the way I see the world today.
The Count of Monte Cristo. I have no idea what it did to me but after I finished it I knew I was no longer the same person.
I don't know about those guys, but I became wiser at the end of it. Like the book taught me the art of patience and planning and seeing it through. It's like I became a century old monk having that final epiphany. And I don't even mean using this skill in a malicious way. It just literally taught me to be patient and that has freed me from a lot of aggravation.
Jacked....the shining remix GIFGiphy
The Shining made me realize I need to do something about my alcoholism. The self sabotaging; the crappy marriage; the excuses....
Jack Torrence is a massive piece of crap and I was identifying with him.
Night by Elie Wiesel.
Came here to say this one. It is my favorite book and it is so haunting. It really pushed me at a very young age to learn more about the Holocaust and what people went through. I went so far as to travel to Auschwitz myself two years ago. Powerful and painful but so important for all to educate themselves on what really happened.
Leaving a Mark
Of Mice and Men... seriously scarring but effective.
I'm a freshman and for virtual classes we got assigned to read it this week. I still haven't but i guess now i know what i have to look forward to.
I'd never read it before, but by random chance i read it on Monday. It's very short, probably only took 2 or 3 hours. I was amazed at how good it was for such a short book, and how much i cared about Lenny. I guessed the ending about 2 pages early which made it really sad to read. 10/10 would recommend. I'm reading catcher in the rye now. So far, not nearly as good.
All that is Fleeting....
Man's Search for Meaning....
"...everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." -Viktor E. Frankl
In my opinion, it is a must read.
For those looking for "meaning" during all of this. Every man (and woman) has a meaning in their life. It may change from time to time but you find what your supposed to do and work towards it.
By the Numbers....Zach Galifianakis Reaction GIFGiphy
Introduction to Linear Algebra.
After the first chapter, I decided I was going to law school.
Ender's game. Summed up, it's not about winning, it's the way we win.
What affected me the most about it was Ender's incredible empathy. The connection between understanding and love. The cost of winning - destroying a part of yourself each time you destroy your enemies.
There's a quote that just stuck with me for all these years:
"In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it's impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them.... I destroy them."
It just spoke to my heart. I think about it a lot.
Like a Knife....david lynch come at me bro GIFGiphy
Dune. The pragmatism is real. It cuts through politics and religion like a hot knife through butter. It's like reading The Prince but applied to a very cool and original sci-fi world.