Quote by John Green
That's the pleasure and challenge of reading great novels; you get to see yourself as others see you and you get to see others as they see themselves.
This quote expresses the joy and intrigue of reading exceptional novels. It suggests that through reading, one can gain insight into their own perspectives and understand how others perceive them. Additionally, by delving into the intricate world of characters within a novel, readers can observe the way these individuals perceive and understand themselves. In essence, great novels offer a unique opportunity for self-reflection and empathetic understanding of others.
The essence of the modern state is that the universal be bound up with the complete freedom of its particular members and with private well-being, that thus the interests of family and civil society must concentrate themselves on the state. It is only when both these moments subsist in their strength that the state can be regarded as articulated and genuinely organized.
It has to be displayed, this face, on a more or less horizontal plane. Imagine a man wearing a mask, and imagine that the elastic which holds the mask on has just broken, so that the man (rather than let the mask slip off) has to tilt his head back and balance the mask on his real face. This is the kind of tyranny which Lawson's face exerts over the rest of his body as he cruises along the corridors. He doesn't look down his nose at you, he looks along his nose.