Literature

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

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 [...]

5 Fiction Books about Introverts to Help You Understand This Personality Type

By |2019-03-17T16:09:17+03:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: Introvert's World, Literature, Personality|Tags: , , |

From Jane Eyre to Superman, fiction books are full of introvert characters. Here are five great books about introverts that all introverted people can relate to. Whenever I have felt out of place as an introvert, I have taken comfort in the fact that some of my favourite fictional characters are just like me. Reading [...]

6 Must-Read Dystopian Novels That Predicted the Society We Live in Today

By |2019-03-17T16:09:31+03:00January 13th, 2019|Categories: Education & Technology, Food for thought, Futurism & Technology, Literature|Tags: , , , , , |

In the past, we only dreamed of fantastic things. Through various dystopian novels, we imagined ideas and technologies…some technologies that exist in our world today. Do you remember the 70s or the 80s? What about the times before? Maybe you’ve been on this earth long enough to remember as far back as the 30s and [...]

6 Classical Fairy Tales and the Profound Life Lessons Behind Them

By |2019-03-17T16:09:52+03:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Literature, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

The most interesting thing about classical fairy tales is not the magic of make-believe. Rather, it’s the life lessons learned from the stories. I grew up enjoying classical fairy tales. I sat at my grandmother’s side conjuring images of the characters as the story played out, I was mesmerized by stories of love and adventure. [...]