“Not just beautiful, though — the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me. What I’ve up till now, what I’m going to do — they know it all. Nothing gets past their watchful eyes. As I sit there under the shining night sky, again a violent fear takes hold of me. My heart’s pounding a mile a minute, and I can barely breathe. All these millions of stars looking down on me, and I’ve never given them more than a passing thought before. Not just the stars — how many other things haven’t I noticed in the world, things I know nothing about? I suddenly feel helpless, completely powerless. And I know I’ll never outrun that awful feeling.”—Haruki Murakami (via atomos)
“I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life except despair, death, fear, and the combination of completely mindless superficiality with an abyss of suffering. I see people being driven against one another, and silently, uncomprehendingly, foolishly, obediently and innocently killing one another. I see the best brains in the world inventing weapons and words to make the whole process that much more sophisticated and long-lasting. And watching this with me are all my contemporaries, here on the other side, all over the world - my whole generation is experiencing this with me. What would our fathers do if one day we rose up and confronted them, and called them to account? What would they expect from us when a time comes in which there is no more war? For years our occupation has been killing - that was the first experience we had. Our knowledge of life is limited to death. What will happen afterwards? And what will possibly become of us?”—Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front.
I have sooo much work to do! I have to write my war essay, read two short stories, read Two Gentlemen of Verona, read The Pilgrim’s Progress, Print off The fairy Queen and read that, make a powerpoint for my presentation, make a handout for my presentation, write an essay on my presentation and finish my world war one worksheet… all in the space of two weeks! I thought I was on top of things! Argh!!!
“To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting”—E. E. Cummings (via black-wolves)
I just made home made apple crumble with custard. This morning I ate a bagel with cream cheese and salmon. Tonight I’m having spare ribs in chinese sauce. Suffice to say, I love coming home at the weekend.
Uuuughh so tired. Hardly had any sleep last night! Had a lovely time with my friendies though, despite forgetting my purse (had to walk back home) and sitting in a giant wet patch (which of course looked very suspisious) :/ I’m now sat in my living room, the heating is on full blast because I cannot get warm but none of that matters because i’m with my puppy and he’s in a very cute mood today :3. I’ve got lots of work to do this weekend and I ceeeebs. So tempted to just go for a nap… zzzzzzzzz