Literature

Fiction and non-fiction literature that can teach us life lessons and give us food for thought.

10 of the Greatest Philosophical Novels of All Time

By |2019-08-14T23:00:56+03:00August 18th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Literature|Tags: , , |

Reading philosophical novels can be a brilliant way to engage in philosophical themes, ideas and teachings. It is quite understandable how one may find it daunting to tackle a thick, multivolume non-fiction work by someone like Arthur Schopenhauer or Immanuel Kant. Coming across something like Schopenhauer’s The World as Will and Representation on a bookshelf [...]

7 Captivating Fantasy Novels That Also Teach Profound Life Lessons

By |2019-08-10T20:23:59+03:00August 10th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Literature|Tags: |

There are many books which teach us lessons about life, but fantasy novels teach some of the most memorable ones. One thing I can say about reading is that it transports us to another place. It soothes our frustrations at times as well. It even changes our lives by introducing new ideas and dreams. Then [...]

7 Must-Read Fiction Books That Will Leave a Mark on Your Soul

By |2019-07-13T17:39:47+03:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Literature|Tags: , , |

Reading is an important part of life, truly. There are many fiction books which are a must-read and are sure to impress you. Despite the uprising of technology and ever-changing modifications of modern times, reading is still a timeless treasured activity. I remember a time when reading books, you know, the ones you can actually [...]

If You Feel Like an Outsider as an Introvert, This Is the Perfect Book for You

By |2019-06-22T14:23:30+03:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Introvert's World, Literature, Personality|Tags: , , , , , |

Colin Wilson was ever the Outsider. As he huddled in his frigid room in Brockley, a South London suburb, alone on Christmas Day, he contemplated his position. He was alone, in isolation. He had no family or close relation to share that Christmas with. His girlfriend was at her parents’ house, and he did not [...]

23 Weird Words That Have Different Meanings to Those You Imagine

By |2019-05-09T17:24:51+03:00May 11th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Literature|Tags: , , , , , |

Our language is full of weird words that look as if they mean one thing but actually imply something completely different. For example, take the word bucolic. If you didn’t already know what this word meant, you might surmise that it was a medical word connected to an illness of the lungs perhaps. In actual [...]

14 Profound Alice in Wonderland Quotes That Reveal Deep Life Truths

By |2019-04-11T23:30:15+03:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Literature, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , |

These Alice in Wonderland quotes are just what you need. They help you through troubled times while giving you a sense of whimsical encouragement. I love quotes. Positive statements have the power to reach you when other things may not work. To add a bit of magic to your life, these Alice in Wonderland quotes [...]

Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations: 10 Lessons to Learn from This 2000-Year-Old Book

By |2019-04-03T15:28:13+03:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Literature, Self-Improvement, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations is a powerful book that has stood the test of time. It can provide deeply helpful and important lessons to us all. However, before we discuss these lessons, we should recognise who the author was. Marcus Aurelius (121-180AD), also known as ‘the Philosopher’, was Roman emperor from 161-180AD. He is a widely [...]

10 Profound Jane Austen Quotes That Are So Relevant to the Modern World

By |2019-03-24T16:54:09+03:00March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Literature, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , , , , |

Jane Austen’s works are loved for being witty, scathing and romantic. The following Jane Austen quotes prove that she is the queen of satire and sense. Jane Austen's novels are still fantastically popular more than 200 years after they were written. This isn’t surprising as the novels are funny, romantic and offer a scathing attack [...]