Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Keshi - Thanks for tagging me on this one. Made me think of so many wonderful books that I have read and so many things they teach us. I simply LOVED reviving my memory about all the characters and the events.
- Jot down 5 of your favorite quotes from the various books you've read,
- Tag 5 people at the end
I am gonna go a step further, and mention the quotable quotes which are on top of the looooong list that I have. So here I go : -
Promise me you'll always remember: you're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. - Winne the Pooh
A day is like a whole life. You start out doing one thing, but end up doing something else, plan to run an errand, but never get there... Your whole life has the same shape as a single day. - Jurassic Park
Generally, by the time you are real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all; because once you are real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand. - The Velveteen Rabbit
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. - Animal Farm
If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change. - The Leopard
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all doing direct the other way--in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. - A Tale of Two Cities
Chance has put in our way a most singular and whimsical problem, and its solution is its own reward. - The Adventure Of The Blue Carbuncle (Sherlock Holmes)
Any truth is better than indefinite doubt. - The Yellow Face (Sherlock Holmes)
Evil is impotent and has no power but that which we let it extort from us. - Atlas Shrugged
Rationality is the recognition of the fact that nothing can alter the truth and nothing can take precedence over that act of perceiving it. - Atlas Shrugged
It's said that the worst thing one can do to a man is to kill his self-respect. But that's not true. Self-respect is something that can't be killed. The worst thing is to kill a man's pretense at it - Fountainhead
It takes two to make a very great career: The man who is great, and the man-- almost rarer-- who is great enough to see greatness and say so." - Fountainhead
Independence is the only gauge of human virtue and value. What a man is and makes of himself; not what he has or hasn't done for others. There is no substitute for personal dignity. There is no standard of personal dignity except independence. Altruism is the doctrine which demands that man live for others and places others above self - Fountainhead
Never hate your enemies. It clouds your judgment – Godfather
'Who are you?' said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, 'I — I hardly know, sir, just at present — at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.'
'What do you mean by that?' said the Caterpillar sternly. 'Explain yourself!'
'I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, sir' said Alice, 'because I'm not myself, you see.'
'I don't see,' said the Caterpillar.
'I'm afraid I can't put it more clearly,' Alice replied very politely, 'for I can't understand it myself to begin with; and being so many different sizes in a day is very confusing.' - Alice in wonderland
To end with, I’d like to mention a quote that truly expresses the connect that we have with each other through this lovely place called blogville:
Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs, breaking the shackles of time, allowing us to voyage through time. – Cosmos
And I am going to Tag - Venky, Shaifali, Biplab, Sudeshna, and Mayank - simply cuz thy r my least active blogger friends AND AND AND... Sachi on special request.