September142014

On a pitch black, starless night, a solitary man was trudging along the main road from Marchiennes to Montsou, ten kilometres of cobblestones running straight as a die across the bare plain between fields of beet.

- Germinal (1885), Zola

On a pitch black, starless night, a solitary man was trudging along the main road from Marchiennes to Montsou, ten kilometres of cobblestones running straight as a die across the bare plain between fields of beet.

- Germinal (1885), Zola

September132014

Rushes to live, and makes haste to feel.

- Eugene Onekin (1825), A. Pushkin

Rushes to live, and makes haste to feel.

- Eugene Onekin (1825), A. Pushkin

8AM

“The point is,” said Anna, as her friend came back from the telephone on the landing, “the point is, that as far as I can see, everything’s cracking up.”

- The Golden Notebook (1962) D. Lessing

“The point is,” said Anna, as her friend came back from the telephone on the landing, “the point is, that as far as I can see, everything’s cracking up.”

- The Golden Notebook (1962) D. Lessing

September122014

When I saw Finn waiting for me at the corner of the street I knew at once that something had gone wrong.

- Under the Net (1954), I. Murdoch

When I saw Finn waiting for me at the corner of the street I knew at once that something had gone wrong.

- Under the Net (1954), I. Murdoch

8AM

In a certain reign there was a lady not of the first rank whom the emperor loved more than any of the others.

- The Tale of Genji (1021), Murasaki Shikibu

In a certain reign there was a lady not of the first rank whom the emperor loved more than any of the others.

The Tale of Genji (1021), Murasaki Shikibu

September112014

The education bestowed on Flora Poste by her parents had been expensive, athletic and prolonged; and when they died within a few weeks of one another during the annual epidemic of the influenza or Spanish Plague which occured in her twentieth year, she was discovered to possess every art and grace save that of earning her own living.

- Cold Comfort Farm, (1932)Stella Gibbons

The education bestowed on Flora Poste by her parents had been expensive, athletic and prolonged; and when they died within a few weeks of one another during the annual epidemic of the influenza or Spanish Plague which occured in her twentieth year, she was discovered to possess every art and grace save that of earning her own living.

Cold Comfort Farm, (1932)Stella Gibbons

8AM

I was born in the city of Bombay ….. once upon a time.

- Midnight’s Children (1980), S. Rushdie

I was born in the city of Bombay ….. once upon a time.

Midnight’s Children (1980), S. Rushdie

September102014

How happy I am that I am gone!

- The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774), J.W.v. Goethe

How happy I am that I am gone!

- The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774), J.W.v. Goethe

8AM

In the Name of Allah,the Compassionating, the Compassionate!
PRAISE BE TO ALLAH * THE BENEFICENT KING * THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE * LORD OF THE THREE WORLDS * WHO SET UP THE FIRMAMENT WITHOUT PILLARS IN ITS STEAD * AND WHO STRETCHED OUT THE EARTH EVEN AS A BED * AND GRACE, AND PRAYER-BLESSlNG BE UPON OUR LORD MOHAMMED * LORD OF APOSTOLIC MEN * AND UPON HIS FAMILY AND COMPANION TRAIN * PRAYER AND BLESSINGS ENDURING AND GRACE WHICH UNTO THE DAY OF DOOM SHALL REMAIN * AMEN! * O THOU OF THE THREE WORLDS SOVEREIGN!

One Thousand and One Nights - Anonymous

In the Name of Allah,
the Compassionating, the Compassionate!

PRAISE BE TO ALLAH * THE BENEFICENT KING * THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE * LORD OF THE THREE WORLDS * WHO SET UP THE FIRMAMENT WITHOUT PILLARS IN ITS STEAD * AND WHO STRETCHED OUT THE EARTH EVEN AS A BED * AND GRACE, AND PRAYER-BLESSlNG BE UPON OUR LORD MOHAMMED * LORD OF APOSTOLIC MEN * AND UPON HIS FAMILY AND COMPANION TRAIN * PRAYER AND BLESSINGS ENDURING AND GRACE WHICH UNTO THE DAY OF DOOM SHALL REMAIN * AMEN! * O THOU OF THE THREE WORLDS SOVEREIGN!

One Thousand and One Nights - Anonymous

September92014

Mother, today there comes back to mind the vermilion mark  at the parting of your hair, the sari which you used to wear, with its wide red border, and those wonderful eyes of yours, full of depth and peace.

- The Home and the World (1916), R. Tagore

Mother, today there comes back to mind the vermilion mark  at the parting of your hair, the sari which you used to wear, with its wide red border, and those wonderful eyes of yours, full of depth and peace.

The Home and the World (1916), R. Tagore

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