Sunny对《When Breath Becomes Air》的笔记(2)

When Breath Becomes Air
  • 书名: When Breath Becomes Air
  • 作者: Paul Kalanithi
  • 页数: 256
  • 出版社: Random House
  • 出版年: 2016-1-12
  • 第72页

    "The idea was overwhelming and intoxicating: perhaps I, too, could join the ranks of these polymath who strode into the densest thicket of emotional, scientific, and spiritual problems and found, or carved, ways out.

    2017-03-23 09:35:00 回应
  • 第78页

    “At moments, the weight of it all became palpable. It was in the air, the stress and misery. Normally, you breathed it in, without noticing it. But some days, like a humid muggy day, it had a suffocating weigh of its own. Some days, this is how it felt when I was in the hospital: trappled in an endless jungle summer, wet with sweat, the rain of tears of the families of the dying pouring down."

    Page 70:

    "Humans are organisms, subject to physical lawas, including, alas, the one that says entropy always increases. Diseases are molecules misbehaving; the basic requirement of life is metabolism, and death its cessation."

    "The twilight existence of unconscious metabolism becomes an unbearable burden, usually left to an institution, where the family, unable to attain closure, visits with increasing rarity, until the inevitable fatal bedsore or pneumonia sets in. Some insist on this life and embrace its possibility, eyes open. But many do not, or cannot, and the neurosurgeon must learn to adjudicate. " "I had started in this career, in part, to pursue death: to grasp it, uncloak it, and see it eye-to-eye, unblinking. Neurosurgery attracted me as much for its intertwining of brain and consciousness as for its intertwining of life and death. i had thought that a life spent in the space between the two would grant me not merely a stage for compassionate action but an elevation of my own being: getting as far away from petty materialism, from self-important trivia, getting right there, to the heart of the matter, to truly life-and-death decisions and struggles... surely a kind of transcendence would be found there?"

    2017-03-23 10:04:44 回应

Sunny的其他笔记  · · · · · ·  ( 全部288条 )

Trick Mirror
7
Nobody's Victim
1
American Predator
2
Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom
1
Leaving the Witness
2
Writing to Persuade
1
Exhalation: Stories
4
Coders
3
The Orchid and the Dandelion
3
Savage Feast
2
Sidewalk
1
Reviving Ophelia
1
Remember It!
1
The Beautiful Cure
4
Notorious RBG
1
Of Love & War
1
It's What I Do
1
American Like Me
1
Atomic Habits
1
Born a Crime
1
The White Darkness
1
How to Be a Good Creature
1
为什么精英这样用脑不会累
1
Eating with Your Anorexic
1
聆听父亲
1
Waiting
1
I'm Ok, You're Ok
1
乐未央
1
从星空到心灵
1
花儿与少年
1
美国故事
1
季羡林自传
1
没有一条道路是重复的
1
季羡林读书与做人
1
盖特露德
1
Wintergirls
1
我的阿勒泰
1
山河入梦
1
The Elephant in the Brain
1
Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder
1
旧时光的味道
1
I for Imagine
1
Ansel Adams
1
Brave Girl Eating
1
Almost Anorexic
1
The Back of the Napkin
1
The Shack
1
Every Last One
3
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
2
8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder
1
Black Box Thinking
4
Tiny Beautiful Things
1
Bad Blood
1
How to Think
1
Us Against You
2
Beauty in the Broken Places
2
Better
2
How to Change Your Mind
1
Food Rules
1
The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind
1
The Talent Code
1
Why You Eat What You Eat
1
Mind Over Mood
1
Girls & Sex
1
Thinking in Bets
4
The Culture Code
4
Skin in the Game
1
12 Rules for Life
1
Good Dog. Stay.
1
Exit West
8
The Checklist Manifesto
4
The Humans
1
Daring Greatly
1
Everything Happens for a Reason
4
Wild
2
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
1
Nonviolent Communication
1
Complications
8
我的职业是小说家
2
Lab Girl
4
Stumbling on Happiness
8
Staying Connected To Your Teenager
3
The Microbiome Diet
4
The Economists' Diet
2
How to Raise an Adult
1
Untangled
3
Subliminal
2
Pre-Suasion
1
Boundaries
5
Boundaries with Teens When to Say Yes, How to Say No
2
By the Book
8
Why Buddhism is True
5
The Happiness Trap
1
Win Bigly
3
Altered Traits
3
Stay with Me
1
Light the Dark
3
Saint Anything
2
Misbehaving
4
You Can Do Anything
3
Little Fires Everywhere
2
The Glass Castle
1
Search Inside Yourself
1
Flowers for Algernon
5
Irresistible
3
Option B
1
另一个世界
3
Everybody Lies
1
A Dog's Journey
2
Books for Living
1
Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be
1
A Dog's Purpose
9
The Course of Love
4
Let's Take the Long Way Home
2
百年孤独
4
一个园丁的一年
3
冬牧场
3
菊与刀
1
青春期
1
Strange Stones
11
读库1205
2
羊道·深山夏牧场
3
父后七日
4
我们心中的怕和爱
1
身份的焦虑
1
打工旅行
2
我们为什么旅行
3
Factory Girls
4
灶下书
1
追随她的旅程
1
一个游荡者的世界
1
走夜路请放声歌唱
1