James L Walker wrote:Interesting. I just don't buy the whole mental illness thing however...
What do you mean by this?
The reality of Angry's life as expressed in his book or what we know about mental illness?
Sometimes we're not able to 'buy' into something because we're afraid to face the reality of it.
And wouldn't you know that the very thing capable of causing mental illness is just that - fear of facing reality.
But I'm not speaking here of Angry's experiences. That's totally different.
~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon
“One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. By the time the mind is able to comprehend what has happened, the wounds of the heart are already too deep.”
“But in good time you'll see that sometimes what matters isn't what one gives but what one gives up.”
A room without books ..is like a body without a soul.”
“I couldn't help thinking that if I, by pure chance, had found a whole universe in a single unknown book, buried in that endless necropolis, tens of thousands more would remain unexplored, forgotten forever. I felt myself surrounded by millions of abandoned pages, by worlds and souls without an owner sinking in an ocean of darkness, while the world that throbbed outside the library seemed to be losing its memory, day after day, unknowingly, feeling all the wiser the more it forgot.”