Monday, 3 October 2016

The Illustrated Book of Sayings

The Illustrated Book of Sayings

If you are someone who loves to explore different cultures, then this is your book. If you are someone who loves motivational quotes or just quotes and sayings in general then this is your book.

In this book, it consists of different curious expression around the world and providing meaning to each phrase- analyzing them in deeper context. Like the phrase "you win some, you lose some," in Arabic means sometimes happy things will go our way or it will go entirely wrong. The thing is to look in the in between. Like how the Japanese view it by accepting the imperfect and by look for the beauty in imperfection.

There are lots more of these: from Italian to Mongolian to Yiddish to German, and even to Farsi. There's so much in this small simple book. The illusions are great and the message behind the text is amazing. Overall, it was an amazing read. It's entertaining, it's fun, and you get to learn a little more about other cultures.

Side note: the book is small and simple, the pictures are simple and look like kindergarten work (which brings back memories when your only dilemma was which color you should use for the sun, just saying), and the front and back cover of the book is so picture worthy and Instagram worthy.

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