The effort of explaining, even of expressing himself, had become, with the years, more and more terrifying to him. Whether from laziness or from inability to find the right words, he had developed almost a passion for silence.
François Mauriac, Thérèse Desqueyroux

The necessarily restricted passageway of speech against which all possible meanings push each other, preventing each other’s emergence. Speaking frightens me because, by never saying enough, I also say too much.
Jacques Derrida, Writing and Difference

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
- George Eliot, Impressions of Theophrastus Such

anonymous asked:

I want to read some new books this summer? Any recommendations?

so do i my friend, *-* i’ll share some of my ‘to be read’ books, hope it provides some inspiration!!

  • the trial - franz kafka 
  • another country - james baldwin 
  • a heart so white - javier marías
  • how green was my valley - richard llewellyn
  • their eyes were watching god - zora neale hurston
  • a single man - christopher isherwood 
  • a shepherds life - james rebanks
  • mariana - monica dickens 
  • thérèse desqueyroux - françois mauriac
  • the looking glass sisters - gohril gabrielsen
  • the fall, the plague, a happy death etc etc - albert camus
  • laughter in the dark - vladimir nabokov
  • tender is the night - f.scott fitzgerald
  • the collected stories of lydia davis - lydia davis
  • ethan frome - edith wharton 
  • paradise - a.l. kennedy
  • reading lolita in tehran - azar nafisi
  • notes from the underground and every other written piece by Fyodor Dostoevsky

yeaaaah….so much books, so little time!!

anonymous asked:

I was wondering if you list your top 5-10 favorite French films? I've been watching tons lately and would love some suggestions! xx

ofcourse, how difficult to choose though, there are so many good ones! anyways, i hope this little list can be of help :-)

  • les choristes (2004)
  • dans la maison (2012)
  • au revoir les enfants (1987)
  • pierrot le fou (1965)
  • oscar et la dame rose (2009)
  • thérèse desqueyroux (2012)
  • la science des rêves (2006)
  • il y a longtemps que je t'aime (2008)
  • jean de florette (1986)
  • la vie d'une autre (2012)

Literature Meme: (4/7) Characters
↳ Thérèse Desqueyroux

“A vingt-six ans, Bernard Desqueyroux, après quelques voyages << fortement potassés d'avance >> en Italie, en Espagne, aux Pays-Bas, épouserait la fille la plus riche et la plus intelligente de la lande, peut-être pas la plus jolie, << mais on ne se demande pas si elle est jolie ou laide, on subit son charme >>” 

“At twenty-six, Bernard Desqueyroux - after several ‘studiously planned’ tripts to Italy, to Spain, to the Low Countries - would marry the richest and smartest girl in the region, though maybe not the prettiest - but then, 'you don’t ask whether she’s pretty or ugly; you just submit to her charm.'”

- François Mauriac, Thérèse Desqueyroux

What a fool she was ever to have imagined that there might be some place in the world where she could sink to the earth with the knowledge that there were people round her who understood, who perhaps even admired and loved her!
—  François Mauriac, Thérèse Desqueyroux