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Nothing quite like obscure (?) quotes to describe the teenage pseudo-intellectual spirit. That, or a lack of originality. *sigh*

Je ne sais pas d'autre bombe, qu'un livre.
(I know of no bomb other than the book.) - Stéphane Mallarmé.

I am an Anarchist not because I believe Anarchism is the final goal, but because there IS no final goal.
( Rudolf Rocker, The London Years)

Choose life.
Choose a job.
Choose a career.
Choose a family.
Choose a fucking big television!
Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance.Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments.Choose a starter home.
Choose your friends.Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suite on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics.Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on a Sunday morning.Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrasment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourself. Choose your future. Choose life. But why would I want to do a thing like that?
I chose not to choose life..I chose something else.And the reasons?

There are no reasons.

(Irvine Welsh - Trainspotting)
Books. Movies. Music. Anarchism. The usual.

Add to that a dash of history, environmentalism, atheism,zoology/evolutionary biology, food and endless pointless internet surfing,and you should get the general idea.
I would rather list my favourite authors.
First and foremost, Gerald Durrell.

And now, in no particular order of preference, genre or chronology:

James Herriot, Douglas Adams,Kurt Vonnegut, Joseph Heller, Umberto Eco, Orhan Pamuk, William Golding, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, , William Gibson, Ernest Hemingway, Mario Puzo, Leon Uris, Arthur Conan Doyle,Ross Macdonald, Dick Francis, Frederick Forsyth, John le Carre, John Steinback, Graham Greene, Nicholas Shakespeare, Anthony Burgess, Lawrence Durrell, George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Joseph Conrad, Stanislaw Lem, Fyodor Dostoyevski,Erich Maria Remarque, Honore de Balzac,Herman Melville,Mark Twain,John Hershey,Hugh Lofting,P G Wodehouse,Jules Verne,Ray Bradbury, Michael Crichton,Agatha Christie,Harper Lee,William Faulkner,Jack london,Robert Harris, Philip K Dick,Len Deighton,Richard Adams,Robert Pirsig,Philip Roth, Ralph Ellison,Charles Dickens, Lewis Caroll,John Buchan,Kingsley Amis,Jim Corbett.

Bengali: Satyajit Ray, Sharadindu Bandopadhay, Shibram Chakrabarty, Ashapurna Debi, Kazi Najrul Islam.

Non-fiction: Richard Dawkins, Noam chomsky,Charles Darwin, Daniel C. Dennett, Murray Bookchin, Mark Bloch, Michel Foucalt, Burton Stein, Carl Sagan, Y.Perelman, Alfred Cobban.
People I look up to:
Gerald Durrell. Nestor Makhno. Mark Bloch. Jeffrey luers. Leonardo da Vinci. Banksy. Charles Darwin. Subcommandante Marcos.

And others.
Geeky Habits:
Dunno. Spending a lot of time reading - at home, in the library, en route. Surfing the net, looking for obscure sites about my many obscure (and not-so-obscure ) interests. Discussing random stuff-ranging from politics to archaeology with like-minded people, while trying to achieve the 60s leftist intellectual look, complete with heavy glasses, moppy hair and burning cigarette in hand.(Hehe) Occasionally watching/reading sci-fi, and enjoying it .

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