Famous quotes

"Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually" - Stephen Covey

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Name of the Wind.......

Perhaps the greatest faculty our minds possess is its ability to cope with pain. Classic thinking teaches us of the four doors of the mind, which everyone moves through according to their need.

First is the door of sleep. Sleep offers us a retreat from the world and all its pain.Sleep marks passing time, giving us distance from the things that have hurt us. When a persn is wounded they will often fall unconscious.Similarly ,someone who hears traumatic news often swoons or faints.This is the minds way of protecting itself from pain by stepping through the first door.

Second is the door of forgetting.Some wounds are to deep to heal.In addition some memories are too painful and there is no healing to be done.The saying 'time heals all wounds' is false.Time heals most wounds. The rest are hidden behind this door.

Third is the door of madness.There are times when mind is dealt with such a blow it hides itself in insanity.While this may not seem beneficial , it is.There are times when reality is nothing but pain and to escape that pain mind must leave reality behind.

Last is the door of death.The final resort.Nothing can hurt us after death, or so we have been told...

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Name of the Wind - Kingkiller Chronicles

Many people will call "'The Kingkiller'' Series by Patrick Rothfuss as one of the best Fantasy novels of recent times. Encouraged by all the reviews I decided to buy the books.It is a 2 part series as of now....

We follow the story of Kvothe'.One of the coolest names around in a wild mythical world of Gods, Demons, Arcanists...

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings.
I have burned down the town of Trebon.
I hav spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and life
I was expelled form the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in.
I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day.
I have talked to Gods,loved women, and written songs that make the miinstrels weep.

My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Dunk and Egg series

Ever since I started watching one of the best channels on Youtube 'emergency Awesome' I was always fascinated by the Dunk and egg series of George RR Martin.

Charlie (the creator of the channel) always 'provide such an insightful and intriguing review of GOT which basically covers all the bases and no easter egg or references miss him.

So I decided to buy the Dunk and Egg series novella (3 stories in one book) "'A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms"

It was a hardcopy and I have already finished the first part.

This is the first time I have experienced GRRM writing style and I should say it was quity pacy. I could see that he is very particular about creating the environment of the world and ensuring that his characters go through all the daily rituals of a human being like how often do you take a bath, what do you wear and most importantly ..... the food. There is a lot of food talk in his writing, no wonder he is so fat he must be really overjoyed while describing all the "'meat and mead" talk.

By the way it is an illustrated novel so it kind of took me back to school.