Looking for Alaska


196696014For the past few days (whenever I had free time) I have been reading a wonderful book by an American writer and you-tuber John Green. It’s called “Looking for Alaska”. The book itself was  published in 2005, but I got my hands on it only last weekend. Well, better late than never! Anyhow, I honestly recommend this great novel for everyone and also want to share a few rather inspiring quotations! Have a great day and don’t forget to be awesome!

What is an “instant” death anyway? How long is an instant? Is it one second? Ten? The pain of those seconds must have been awful as her heart burst and her lungs collapsed and there was no air and no blood to her brain and only raw panic. What the hell is instant? Nothing is instant. Instant rice takes five minutes, instant pudding an hour. I doubt that an instant of blinding pain feels particularly instantaneous.”

“Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. (…) You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use future to escape the present.”

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