Beautiful Books for the Soul


The Clarence Hotel Dublin - Dublin 2
6-8 Wellington Quay

Sun, Jun 30, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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The Light Within is now mostly focused on BEAUTY, BOOKS and SELF ESTEEM. Today we will talk about books that somehow changed our lives or have been important to us. No matter what kind of books. You’re welcome to bring them with you (if they’re too heavy we will forgive you!) and share your thoughts during the meeting. Some of my favourite books and quotes: “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” (Victor Hugo, Les Misérables) “For all evils there are two remedies - time and silence.” (Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo) “Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living! You said I killed you — haunt me then! The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe; I know that ghosts havewandered on earth. Be with me always — take any form — drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss where I can not find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!” (Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights) “Welcome to my home. Enter freely of your own will, and leave some of the happiness you bring.” (Dracula, Bram Stoker) “There must be something in books, something we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing.” (Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451) “Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.” (Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray) “All human wisdom is contained in these two words - Wait and Hope” (Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo) “He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two.” (Victor Hugo, Les Misérables) “Moral wounds have this peculiarity - they may be hidden, but they never close; always painful, always ready to bleed when touched, they remain fresh and open in the heart.” (Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo) “My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I am Heathcliff - he's always, always in my mind - not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself - but as my own being; so, don't talk of our separation again - it is impracticable.” (Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights) “Like an answer, the three slogans on the white face of the Ministry of Truth came back to him: WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH. On coins, on stamps, on the covers of books, on banners, on posters, and on the wrappings of a cigarette Packet — everywhere. Always the eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, working or eating, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or in bed — no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull.” (George Orwell, 1984)