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Month: September 2013

Book Notes: Flowers for Algernon

Book Notes: Flowers for Algernon

Finished reading “Flowers for Algernon”, a classic and the first novel I’ve read in a while. Enjoyed it very much, and it reminded me that I should read fiction more often. Some of my fave excerpts:

“It’s frightening to realize that my fate is in the hands of men who are not the giants I once thought them to be, men who don’t know all the answers.”

“As an artist… it’s the lines that get me. All the straight lines in the walls, on the floors, in the corners that turn into boxes (like coffins). The only way I can get rid of the boxes is to take a few drinks. Then all the lines get wavy and wiggly, and I feel a lot better about the whole world.”

“I’ve learned that intelligence alone doesn’t mean a damned thing. Here in your university, intelligence, education, knowledge, have all become great idols. But I know now there’s one thing you’ve all overlooked: intelligence and education that hasn’t been tempered by human affection isn’t worth a damn.”

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