Architecture · Art · British Culture · British Literature · Classic · Collection · Contemporary · Design · Essay · Essays · Excerpt · History · Non-fiction · Paraphrase · Passage · Philosophy · Psychology · Quote · Self-help · Swiss Culture · Swiss Literature

Alain de Botton

It is perhaps when our lives are at their most problematic that we are likely to be most receptive to beautiful things. — Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness (Pantheon; First Edition, October 3, 2006)

Rate this:

Classic · Excerpt · Non-fiction · Paraphrase · Passage · Philosophy · Psychology · Quote · Science · Swiss Culture · Swiss Literature

C.G. Jung

The starry vault of heaven is in truth the open book of cosmic projection, in which are reflected the mythologems, i.e., the archetypes. In this vision astrology and alchemy, the two classical functionaries of the psychology of the collective unconscious, join hands.  ― C.G. Jung, On the Nature of the Psyche. (Routledge; 2 edition July… Continue reading C.G. Jung

Advertisement

Rate this:

Classic · Collection · Contemporary · Essays · Excerpt · Love · Paraphrase · Passage · Philosophy · Psychiatry · Quote · Relationships · Romance · Swiss Culture · Swiss Literature

Alain de Botton

Perhaps it is true that we do not really exist until there is someone there to see us existing, we cannot properly speak until there is someone who can understand what we are saying in essence, we are not wholly alive until we are loved. ― Alain de Botton, On Love (Grove Press; Revised edition,… Continue reading Alain de Botton

Rate this:

Author · Modernism · Paraphrase · Poet · Quote · Swiss Culture · Writer

Robert Walser

Every sensitive person carries in himself old cities enclosed by ancient walls — Robert Walser. A German-speaking Swiss writer, Walser is understood to be the missing link between Kleist and Kafka. Confined to a sanatorium in Herisau, Switzerland, he used to write ‘micrograms’, (undecipherable short texts handwritten in a nano text-size) and take long walks.… Continue reading Robert Walser

Rate this:

Autobiographical · Biographical · Classic · Confessional · Diary · Excerpt · History · Journal · Memoir · Non-fiction · Notebook · Paraphrase · Passage · Quote · Swiss Culture · Swiss Literature · Travel

Isabelle Eberhardt

Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere. ― Isabelle Eberhardt, The Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt. (Interlink Pub Group; Trade Paperback Edition edition May 1, 2003) Originally published 1987.

Rate this: