My favorite quotes from «The Bridges of Madison County», written by
Robert James Waller. A book I really love, a book that tells me more
than words can ever say. These quotes are the reason why I love the book
so much more than the movie, even though it’s such a wonderful movie too
So many feelings, so much truth. And so much soul for soulmates.
Never before have I felt so empowered to learn（有工夫学习）
as I do today. When I was young, there were few options to learn on my
own. My parents had a set of World Book Encyclopedias, which I
read through in alphabetical order. But there were no online
courses, video lectures, or podcasts to introduce me to new ideas and
thinkers as we have today.
Joasone, these quotes are for you, and for all the Ones able to
Still, reading books is my favorite way to learn about a new topic. I’ve
been reading about a book a week on average since I was a kid. Even
when** my schedule is out of control, I carve out** a lot of
time for reading.
And if you haven’t read the book already, you should! In English, of
If you’re looking for a book to enjoy over the holidays, here are some
of my favorites from this year. They cover an ****eclectic mix
of topics—from tennis to tennis shoes, **genomics to great
leadership. They’re all very well written, and they all dropped me
down a rabbithole of unexpected **insights **and pleasures.
《String Theory》**, by David Foster Wallace. This book has
nothing to do with physics, but its title will make you look super
smart if you’re reading it on a train or plane. String Theory is a
collection of five of Wallace’s best essays on tennis, a sport I
gave up in my Microsoft days and am once again pursuing with a
passi****on. You don’t have to play or even watch tennis to love
this book. The late author wielded a pen as skillfully as Roger
Federer wields a tennis racket. Here, as in his other brilliant
works, Wallace found mind-blowing ways of bending language like
a metal spoon.
«When I think of why I make pictures, the reason that I can come up with
just seems that I’ve been making my way here. It seems right now that
all I’ve ever done in my life is making my way here to you.» (Robert)
String Theory，作者David Foster Wallace。
《Shoe Dog》, by** Phil Knight.** This memoir, by the**
co-founder** of Nike, is a refreshingly honest reminder of what
the path to business success really looks like: messy,
precarious, and riddled with mistakes. I’ve met Knight a few
times over the years. He’s super nice, but he’s also quiet and difficult
to get to know. Here Knight opens up in a way few CEOs are willing
to do. I don’t think Knight sets out to teach the reader anything.
Instead, he accomplishes something better. He tells his story as
honestly as he can. It’s an amazing tale.
«The leopard swept over her, again and again and yet again, like a long
prairie wind, and rolling beneath him, she rode on that wind like some
temple virgin towards the sweet, compliant fires marking the soft curve
《The Gene》, by** Siddhartha Mukherjee. Doctors are deemed** a
“triple threat” when they take care of patients, teach medical
students, and conduct research. Mukherjee, who does all of these
things at Columbia University, is a “quadruple threat,” because he’s
also a Pulitzer Prize– winning author. In his latest book, Mukherjee
guides us through the past, present, and future of genome science,
with a special focus on huge ethical questions that the latest and
greatest genome technologies provoke. Mukherjee wrote this book for
a lay audience, because he knows that the new genome technologies
are at the cusp of affecting us all in profound ways.
《The Myth of the Strong Leader》, by** Archie Brown. This year’s
fierce election battle** prompted me to pick up this 2014 book, by
an** Oxford University scholar** who has studied political
leadership—good, bad, and** ugly—for more than 50 years. Brown shows
that the leaders who make the biggest contributions to history and
humanity generally are not the ones we perceive** to be “strong
leaders.” Instead, they tend to be the ones who** collaborate,delegate, and negotiate—and recognize that no one person can or
should have all the answers. Brown could not have predicted how
resonant his book would become in 2016.
«So here I am walking around with another person inside of me. Though I
think I put it better the day we parted when I said there is a third
person we have created from the two of us. And I am stalked now by that
other entity.» (Robert)
Honorable mention: 《The** Grid》, by Gretchen Bakke. This book,
about our aging electrical grid, fits in one of my favorite
genres: “Books About Mundane Stuff That Are Actually Fascinating.”
Part of the reason I find this topic fascinating is because my first
job, in high school, was writing software for the entity that
controls the power grid in the Northwest. But even if you have never
given a moment’s thought to how electricity reaches your outlets, I
think this book would convince you that the electrical grid is
one of the greatest engineering wonders of the modern world. I think you
would also come to see why modernizing the grid is so complex
and so critical for building our clean-energy future.
Mukherjee在哥伦比亚（República de Colombia）高校做有所那么些事情，是几个“四倍的威吓”，因为她也是龚古尔文学奖获奖我。
«Don’t you see, I love you so much that I cannot think of restraining
you for a moment» (Francesca)
None of that delegate’s arguments seem to hold water.
You got to be in this racket.
Settlers have streamed in to carve out a** precarious** life.
Is there any point in trying to turn out ethical business school
However, the heart was more profound thinking of you.
If you show up in the top search results, prospects will perceive you as
«I dont want to need you, ’cause I can’t have you.» (Robert)
all that item id’s can represent tracks, albums, artists or genres.
«In a way he was not of this earth, that’s about as clear as I can say
it. I’ve always thought of him as a leopard like creature who rode in on
the tail of a comet.» (Francesca)
«And in that moment, everything I knew to be true about myself up until
then was gone. I was acting like another woman, yet I was more myself
than ever before.» (Francesca)
«God or the universe or whatever one chooses to label the great system
of balance and order does not recognize Earth-time. To the universe,
four days is no different than four billion light years. I try to keep
that in mind.» (Robert in a letter to Francesca)
«It’s clear to me now that I have been moving towards you and you
towards me for a long time. Though neither of us was aware of the other
before we met, there was a kind of mindless certainty humming blithely
along beneath our ignorance that ensured we would come together. Like
two solitary birds flying the great prairies by celestial reckoning, all
of these years and lifetimes we have been moving towards one another.»
(Robert in his first letter to Francesca)
And she heard his voice coming back down the highway. «In a universe of
ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, and never again, no
matter how many lifetimes you live.»
And one bonus quote, because it’s so true – in so many ways:
«We are the choises we make.» (Francesca)
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