You are someone who is different, but who wants to be the same as everyone else. And that in my view is a serious illness. God chose you to be different. Why are you disappointing God with this kind of attitude?
("Veronika Decides to Die")
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Read. Forget everything you've been told about books and read.
I am talking to you, but the moment I am talking to you, the universe is being created and destroyed.
PAIN was no longer a cause of suffering, but a source of pleasure, Because they were redeeming humanity from its sins. Pain becomes joy, the meaning of life, pleasure..
The book is a film that takes place in the mind of the reader.
The closer one gets to realizing his destiny, the more that destiny becomes his true reason for being
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