Friday, May 1, 2009

Food for Thought

"We've all heard about an illness in Africa called sleeping sickness. What we should also know is that a similar disease exists that attacks the soul. It's very dangerous because the early stages often go unnoticed. At the first sign of indifference or lack of enthusiasm, take note! The only preventive against this disease is the realization that the soul suffers, suffers greatly, when we force it to live superficially. The soul loves everything beautiful and deep"

From "The winner stands alone" by Paulo Coelho.

Have a happy fulfilling Friday everyone.

- to healthy souls x
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ĐǻñĎõøðñ said...

true =)

bs i still like my sleeping =D

Big Pearls said...

you have a happy friday too:)

WildCard said...

The book is really good so far, haven't had the chance to finish it though..But I didn't like the fact that he's so repetitive (for example the constant reference to the "super class" and how he treats the idea of being rich the same as being fake..
just a thought :)

Baroque said...

He seamlessly blends words, wise quotes and food for thought together; every sentence in his books is a work of art mashallah. xx

i picked up a book of quotes, it combines the most cherished lines of his books at Virgin Cairo last month, you should get one, it's a good random page read.

Fastidious Babe said...

DanDooon: it can grow on u, but it does damage the soul on the long run x

BP: thank you :)

WildCard: i like how he looks at the superclass from different views.. i'm enjoying it so far.. :)

Baroque: i got one too! hmm mine is called Life, i'm not sure if he has any other quote books out.. x

PinkChampagne said...

Words of wisdom..I need to start reading this soon..are we posting summer lists this year?

Fastidious Babe said...

PC: yep, i would love that! bes after june i'm pretty swamped right now, cant even get through this book.. and i love it! lol xx