Tuesday, 4 October 2011

David Nicholls and his brilliance

I struggle to get through most books. Not sure how I managed to read all my set classics in time for my literature exams - as I'm not a natural at getting through books. But I suppose what keeps me at it are the few books that really move you, change the way you feel and how you see the world.  This one in particular was by David Nicholls, and I couldn't put it down. 
Go read it, I insist (before watching the film!) 

Some quotes to inspire you: 
“What are you going to do with your life?" In one way or another it seemed that people had been asking her this forever; teachers, her parents, friends at three in the morning, but the question had never seemed this pressing and still she was no nearer an answer... "Live each day as if it's your last', that was the conventional advice, but really, who had the energy for that? What if it rained or you felt a bit glandy? It just wasn't practical. Better by far to be good and courageous and bold and to make difference. Not change the world exactly, but the bit around you. Cherish your friends, stay true to your principles, live passionately and fully and well. Experience new things. Love and be loved, if you ever get the chance.” 
 “Just kidding' was exactly what people wrote when they meant every word.”
“If you have to keep a secret it's because you shouldn't be doing it in the first place” 
 “ feel a little bit lost right now about what to do with your life, a bit rudderless and oarless and aimless but that's okay that's alright because we're all meant to be like that at twenty-four.” 
“The problem with all these fiercely individualistic girls was that they were all exactly the same.” 
“And it was at moments like this that she had to remind herself that she was in love with him, or had once been in love with him, a long time ago.” 
― David NichollsOne Day

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