Finished reading: Dracula by Bram Stoker 📚
This is my first time reading this classic and I’m so glad I finally picked it up. Fun narrative mechanism and an engaging read the whole way through. Crazy to see how much of the modern myth is straight from this novel.
Read it on Libby and looked back at my reading journey to see what I highlighted.
We each held ready to use our various armaments, the spiritual in the left hand, the mortal in the right.
It is so hard to accept at once any abstract truth, that we may doubt such to be possible when we have always believed the ‘no’ of it. It is more hard still to accept so sad a concrete truth.
To believe in things that you cannot. Let me illustrate. I heard once of an American who so defined faith, ‘that faculty which enables us to believe things which we know to be untrue.’ For one, I follow that man. He meant that we shall have an open mind, and not let a little bit of truth check the rush of the big truth, like a small rock does a railway truck. We get the small truth first. Good! We keep him, and we value him, but all the same we must not let him think himself all the truth in the universe.
For life be, after all, only a waitin' for somethin' else than what we’re doin', and death be all that we can rightly depend on.