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my name is axel marazzi and i eat words for breakfast.

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“Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.”

– Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Anonymous asked: Any book recommendations? :)

The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger: It shows you what a teenager thinks. His fears, what does he loves and how can they react.

On the Road, Jack Kerouac: The author can make you feel that you are traveling on the routes of United States in late 40s. He can make you feel free.

High Fidelity, Nick Hornby: I love music and this is a perfect book for music lovers. In the end, is a book about love, but in the middle of it is full of songs.

Ham on Rye, Charles Bukowski: Hank is one of my favorites writers (his poetry is amazing) and this is an autobiography. Every anecdote makes us understand why Bukowski thinks as he does.

A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway: This book narrates Hemingway’s life in París in the 20s as an expatriate writer. You can read it 30 times.

“I’m not saying it’s going to be easy. Nothing in life is easy. But that’s no reason to give up. You’ll be surprised what you can accomplish if you set your mind to it.After all, you only have one life, so you should try to make the most of it.”

– Louis Sachar, Holes

“Don’t own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.”

– Wendell Berry, Farming: a hand book

“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.”

– Joseph Stalin

“Every widow wakes one morning, perhaps after years of pure and unwavering grieving, to realize she slept a good night’s sleep, and will be able to eat breakfast, and doesn’t hear her husband’s ghost all the time, but only some of the time. Her grief is replaced with a useful sadness. Every parent who loses a child finds a way to laugh again. The timbre begins to fade. The edge dulls. The hurt lessens. Every love is carved from loss. Mine was. Yours is. Your great-great-great-grandchildren’s will be. But we learn to live in that love.”

– Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

turnofthecentury97 asked: Have you read any John Green novels?

Yes, a few. I’ve read The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns. Beautiful books. I loved them :)

“Wanting him to come back before anyone notices part of the world has not moved since he left.”

– Brian Andreas

“I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations — one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it — you will regret both.”

– Søren Kierkegaard

“I think computer viruses should count as life … I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.”

– Stephen Hawking