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"It's life and life only" is a booklet containing pronouncements, one-liners, sayings, aphorisms, miscellaneous quotations and various comments. These were often intended to be humorous, and deal with things such as morality, education, linguistics, society etc.


This is a collection of pronouncements, statements and other various thoughts published in a booklet of assumed wisdom in order to explain a few things about myself to those who want to know me. All this material really reflects my true opinions and visions - for whatever they count - and my general attitudes to life. It is something that I have mostly written little by little in a relatively long period of time, and is the result of many years of more or less painful thinking on my part. The words I have written in bold are supposed to be referential only, and give you an idea about what I am commenting about in each of my thoughts – which – as you will soon realise, don’t follow any alphabetical order but are sort of intentionally but roughly arranged for the sole purpose of entertaining. The comments have often been assigned parenthesis () , and are included in them. I have also used parenthesis () to include the authors’ names and other information such as their country and year of birth. I have used brackets [] to include quotations or short explanatory stories. In this booklet, I have also decided to spell the word “god” with a small g, and not with a capital G. This might solely be due to the fact that I am a humanist and a relativist, and not so much of a church-going absolutist. Also, I wouldn’t want to discriminate my readers if their god were the Sun… So I hope no one takes offence here. The original idea was to offer an hour - or even less time for those who read fast - of a quality and stimulating perusing experience on public transport, or something like that. “It’s life and life only”, the title of this collection, alludes to the concluding line of a well-known song by Bob Dylan called “It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)”. I am not yet so sure of what this means, but what I do know is that it is not always so honourable to take ourselves too seriously. I hope that this, as well as being the first edition, will be the last too, because by the time I will have changed my mind on any of these topics – or improved it (the mind, that is) – I would probably need to write something altogether different, which is something I am not sure I am looking forward to do. I have tried to be succinct, to the point, and humorous when I considered appropriate.

Pages: 84
Language: English
Dimensions: 127 X 203 mm
ISBN: 9781739698102

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