: Nessie @ 19:15

Ter, 02/04/13

I had felt I knew everything and now realised I knew nothing. More importantly, everything I had learned or assimilated from my parents I now regarded as unreliable, and needing to be rethought from scratch. In fact, I probably went further - I felt that
everything my parents believed was by definition wrong, and that if I ever found myself in agreement with my parents I should immediately recant. Everything from my father's 'Neither a borrower nor a lender be', to my mother's 'Blue and green should never be seen' needed to be jettisoned. But in a way what they said wasn't the problem: what I was most worried about was the attitudes, prejudices, beliefs, I might have picked up from them subconsciously or before I was old enough even to know what I was learning. Effectively, I had to question everything I believed, and never accept my own instincts. It required constant vigilance; it was intellectually exhausting.

An Education, Lynn Barber

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: Nessie @ 21:08

Seg, 10/12/12



Je suis français, espagnol, anglais, danois, je suis pas un mais plusieurs. Je suis comme l'europe, je suis tout ça. Je suis un vrai bordel.


- L'Auberge Espagnole


O Erasmus não é temporário, é para sempre. Foi como se nunca estivessemos estado afastadas, com pena de quem não pôde juntar-se a nós, e a Alemanha tratou-nos muito bem. Agora de volta à realidade pós-Erasmus-Reunion, que esta aventura deixou-me bastante trabalho em atraso. No fim-de-semana lá relato qualquer coisa.

: Nessie @ 22:30

Ter, 20/11/12


I’ve found that it’s of some help to think of one’s moods and feelings about the world as being similar to weather:

Here are some obvious things about the weather:

It’s real.
You can’t change it by wishing it away.
If it’s dark and rainy it really is dark and rainy and you can’t alter it.
It might be dark and rainy for two weeks in a row.


It will be sunny one day.
It isn’t under one’s control as to when the sun comes out, but come out it will.
One day.

It really is the same with one’s moods, I think. The wrong approach is to believe that they are illusions. They are real. Depression, anxiety, listlessness — these are as real as the weather — AND EQUALLY NOT UNDER ONE’S CONTROL. Not one’s fault.


They will pass: they really will.

In the same way that one has to accept the weather, so one has to accept how one feels about life sometimes. “Today’s a crap day,” is a perfectly realistic approach. It’s all about finding a kind of mental umbrella. “Hey-ho, it’s raining inside: it isn’t my fault and there’s nothing I can do about it, but sit it out. But the sun may well come out tomorrow and when it does, I shall take full advantage."

Stephen Fry 


por estes lados há mood swings e crises existenciais.


: Nessie @ 18:38

Seg, 24/09/12

"You'd better get busy, though, buddy. The goddam sands run out on you every time you turn around. I know what I'm talking about. You're lucky if you have time to sneeze in this goddam phenomenal world." There was another, slighter pause. "I used to worry about that. I don't worry about it very much any more. At least I'm still in love with Yorick's skull. At least I always have time enough to stay in love with Yorick's skull. I want an honorable goddam skull when I'm dead, buddy. I hanker after an honorable goddam skull like Yorick's. And so do you, Franny Glass. So do you, so do you... Ah, God, what's the use of talking? You had the exact same goddam freakish upbringing I did, and if you don't know by this time what kind of skull you want when you're dead, and what you have to do to earn it--I mean, if you don't at least know by this time that if you're an actress you're supposed to act, then what's the use of talking?"


- Franny and Zooey, J. D. Salinger

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: Nessie @ 22:21

Qua, 22/08/12

""Ah!" said Lee. "I've wanted to tell you this for a long time. I even anticipated your questions and I am well prepared. Any writing which has influenced the thinking and the lives of innumerable people is important. Now, there are many millions in their sects and churches who feel the order, 'Do thou,' and throw their weight into obedience. And there are millions more who feel predestination in 'Thou shalt.' Nothing they may do can interfere with what will be. But 'Thou mayest'! Why, that makes a man great, that gives him stature with the gods, for in his weakness and his filth and his murder of his brother he has still the great choice. He can choose his course and fight it through and win. (...)

And I feel that I am a man. And I feel that a man is a very important thing - maybe more important than a star. This is not theology. I have no bent toward gods. But I have a new love for that glittering instrument, the human soul. It is a lovely and unique thing in the universe. It is always attacked and never destroyed - because 'Thou mayest.'""


- John Steinbeck, East of Eden

a ler neste momento e a adorar.

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