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>>13984698
Pick the champion normie in your vicinity, pick a fight
He and his buddies will end you
But you will enjoy the short happy life of Francis Macomber

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>>13974090
Nobel
one chance lit can have an effect

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Is it would have or would of?

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Post your favourite passages, poems, quotes, etc.

3 After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day.

2 And Job spake, and said,

3 Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.

4 Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.

5 Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.

6 As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.

7 Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein.

8 Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning.

9 Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark; let it look for light, but have none; neither let it see the dawning of the day:

10 Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb, nor hid sorrow from mine eyes.

11 Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?

12 Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck?

13 For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest,

14 With kings and counsellors of the earth, which build desolate places for themselves;

15 Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver:

16 Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.

17 There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.

18 There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor.

19 The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master.

20 Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul;

21 Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;

22 Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave?

23 Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?

24 For my sighing cometh before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters.

25 For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.

26 I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.

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Is university even worth it? Should I just learn a trade and become an autodidact?

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How do i become literate enough to comment upon and discuss art such as music, film, sculpture, etc?
Tried buying art dictionaries but that has not really worked out.

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Five greatest American authors?

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>be me
>spent most of time playing vidya, watching animes
>started coming here 3 months ago
>started studying the trivium
>did the whole "Start with the Greeks" meme
>just finished Thucydides
>branching out from chart and reading the penguin classics collection of translated hippocratic writings
>absolutely taken by the classic greeks
>starting to learn Greek before starting the Plato
>also read some /lit/ reccomend novels before bed
>Crime and Punishment rn.
>Started writing too.
>Written a few shit short stories and started turning one into a novella, about 4 shit chapters so far.

It was a lot of hard work (well, the greek still is), but its has gotten a lot easier. Going from never reading to reading all the time took some getting used to. My gaming rig hasn't even been plugged in these past couple weeks, and my laptop serves most of my pc needs now. Dont worry guys, we're gonna make it.

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>>13869539
>We don’t even know how machine learning works.
>We don't even know how car works
>We don't even know how planes fly

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Now that reading only non-fiction is the norm, is reading only fiction the new rebellious thing to do?

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What's your favorite book?

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You are smart.

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Who else here intellectual yet low-IQ?
I really like keeping an open mind, philosophically discussing topics that most people ignore and don't question, reading the classic philosophers, and generally being interested in a lot of intellectual subjects like physics, music, quantum mechanics. None of the people I know are as curious as I am about these subjects and tell me not to worry as much about these things that are not relevant to my day-to-day life. In my book that makes me more intellectual than them. Nevertheless, I can't but notice that my IQ is lower than a lot of these less intellectual people, they interpret and catch on to things much quicker, even though they have no inherent interest in these subjects. It makes me feel like a fraud and frustrates me because I feel like the people that are much more apt than I am at intellectual topics should be more interested in them.

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>proof of absence is not absence of proof
Well... duh. Why is this spouted by psuedo-intellectuals so much?

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tfw you realize the conclusion to French pomo thought is Right wing Reactionary NeoTraditionalism

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Is it better to study German or Russian? I feel like German is more versatile and useful professionally, but Dostoevsky's works are in Russian and he's my favourite writer.

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What language should I learn /lit/? I tried learning Russian for a while but gave up.

What’s the best literasure to read in its original text?

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>>13580196

>mfw books are better friends than real people

All they want to do is be read and enjoyed and learned from and they will never leave you or betray you or hurt you

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>>13553447
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>>13552680

wtf am I reading

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Where to start with philosophy?
Dont wanna study it in uni or some shit place

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What are tips to make your library seem more patrician?

my tips:
>buy used and worn books so it looks like you've read everything and are not vain about quality
>buy lots of foreign (non-english) authors so you look worldly or something
>buy non-fiction from university publishers instead of general popular ones (penguin or whatever)
>toss a few sf/f or crime paperbacks (specifically paperbacks) in there so you don't look too snobby

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What are some books that will help me stop thinking in memes?
>inb4 meme authors



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