Putting it bluntly…

“The major problem—one of the major problems, for there are several—one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.
To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.
To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”
Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  “The President (of the Universe) holds no real power. His sole purpose is to take attention away from where the power truly exists…”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Audiobooks and more

I have been listening to several audiobooks lately. This is such a pleasant way to keep up with literature whilst sewing, embroidering and drawing.

Lucy Maud Montgomery’s books about Anne from Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea and more plus the sweet and very entertaining Emily-books she wrote has been filling my livingroom with story after story about life on Edward Island and been very entertaining.

I also listened to Ayn Rand’s “Anthem” which is a very interesting science fiction story set some years from now where feelings have been banned. I found this very well written and definately an interesting read.

Murakami’s book “1Q84” is still on my shelf waiting – It will be read – later 🙂

Oh, and I have listened to Douglas Adam’s “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” and “The restaurant at the end of the world” incidentally read by Douglas Adams himself. Now I bought the collected stories from H2G2 onwards – a book of about 800 pages – and have read this volume from cover to cover a few times loving every bit of it. I still laugh out loud at the surreality of the whole thing. So, I shall read this book again and again it is more than worth it.