Thursday, 12 April 2012

Another favourite book of all time...

"But would you kindly ponder this question: What would your good do if evil didn’t exist, and what would the earth look like if all the shadows disappeared? After all, shadows are cast by things and people. Here is the shadow of my sword. But shadows also come from trees and living beings. Do you want to strip the earth of all trees and living things just because of your fantasy of enjoying naked light?
You’re stupid."

Just like a murderer jumps out of nowhere in an alley, love jumped out in front of us and struck us both at once! The way lightning strikes, or a Finnish knife! She, by the way, would later say that it wasn’t like that, that we had, of course, loved each other for a very long time without knowing or ever having seen each other…

— Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita

Seriously, I can't recommend this book enough; it is definitely one of the greatest stories ever told! And I'm so upset that I never got to see the stage production of it at the Barbican, ( !

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