Top 10 Books Read in 2023
Galapagos Islands, the last stop in Darwin’s The Voyage of the Beagle. Image by the author
  1. Going Infinite

“‘The smartest minds of our generation are either buying or selling stocks or predicting if you’ll click on an ad,’ he said. ‘This is the tragedy of our generation.’”

  1. The Case Against the Sexual Revolution

“Once you permit the idea the people can be products, everything is corroded.”

  1. The Power of Geography

“Some 3.2 million years later, in 1974, one of her descendants, the paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson, came across her skeleton, and subsequent research suggested that this may be the region from where we all originated. Our ancestor was named Lucy due to the Beatles song ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,’ which played at Johanson’s campsite that night.”

  1. Never Finished

“Mental toughness and resilience fade if they aren’t used consistently. I say it all the time: you are either getting better, or you’re getting worse. You’re not staying the same.”

  1. The Midnight Library

“Why want another universe if this one has dogs?”

  1. East West Street

“The new League of Nations must not protect minorities in all countries, a British official complained, or it would have the ‘right to protect the Chinese in Liverpool, the Roman Catholics in France, the French in Canada, quite apart from more serious problems, such as the Irish.’”

  1. Satanás

“Para que tú puedas estar en tu estudio pintando horas enteras, en un país como éstos, hay miles de campesinos humildes que madrugan para sembrar en los campos, obreros que se levantan a pegar ladrillos, a cortar caña, a amasar pan, a conducir camiones, a trabajar en los socavones de las minas. Tú pereneces a una casta de privilegiados que lo ha tenido todo. Estás parado en una pirámide social, sobre los hombros de millones de personas. Por eso estás en la obligación de rendir cuentas sobre tu talento, eres responsable ante la sociedad por los beneficios y privilegios que has recibido.”

  1. Digital Minimalism

“‘All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone,’ Blaise Pascal famously wrote in the late seventeenth century.”

  1. Las intermitencias de la muerte

“Sin muerte, óigame bien, señor primer ministro, sin muerte no hay resurrección, y sin resurrección no hay iglesia.”

  1. Voyage of the Beagle

“Certainly, no fact in the long history of the world is so startling as the wide and repeated exterminations of its inhabitants.”

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