Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Ah!nother TAG

You know every time I get Tagged... despite the fact that some part of my brain says - "Oh! one more....skip it skip it!” I still end up doing it. Why? ... well, cuz though my works eating away all my time, these small things really really make me enjoy my time. It’s so much fun to steal a little time away from the senseless looooooong meetings and go in the stealth mode to access blogville. Its pure bliss!!!

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.

Rules are
- 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 : -
How frequently, in the course of our lives, the evil which in itself we seek most to shun, and which, when we are fallen into, is the most dreadful to us, is oftentimes the very means or door of our deliverance, by which alone we can be raised again from the affliction we are fallen into. - Robinson Crusoe

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)
If all records told the same tale — then the lie passed into history and became truth - 1984

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

I'm gonna change. I'll change. I've learned I have the strength to change. - 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

Ayn Rand’s Fountain Head and Atlas Shrugged as well as The Godfather (I call it the god of all books) are my all time favorite books and hence more quotations out of them :D

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.

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posted by Heart'n'Soul at 2:50 PM


***If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change. - The Leopard

i lke dis1 d bst... Oh1 n i agr, "TheGodfather" is1 uv ma all tim favs2.


September 2, 2008 at 4:50 PM  

Thaz an amazing tag and lovely quotes.

September 2, 2008 at 5:03 PM  

@Simi - hey u first again...LOL

@Priya - thanks girl... n credit goes to Keshi for taggin me on this

September 2, 2008 at 5:09 PM  

Fabulous quotes there girl!And I could not agree more with Cosmos :)

September 2, 2008 at 5:41 PM  

Sherlock Holmes simply amazes me everytime :)

I never got beyond the Godfather quote though... will try reading next time, skipping it :)

Lovely quotes mate... thanks for doing this tag...

Have a nice evening... cheers...

September 2, 2008 at 8:16 PM  

Mmmm asked just 5 and you gave more than that, what a generosity :)
keep it up :)

Nice quotez by the way, did you remember all those or just got it from somewhere?

September 2, 2008 at 8:23 PM  

meko koi tag nahi karta :(

September 2, 2008 at 9:41 PM  

wow! i am going to finish atlas shrugged! as you said the god of books :P loving it! :P all the quotes are amazing!

September 2, 2008 at 9:54 PM  

@Sam - Yayeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee... Cosmos is one of the books tht i can not get over types...too much Awwwwwwwwww factor...lol

@Arv - no probs buddy... i agree its a long blog...lol

@Aneesh - Have read all those books and remembered these lines...but did google for exat words for some
and Godfather and Ayn Rand, I have the books re!

@Sachi - tagged u too...enjoy, and ya bettr do it now...lol

@Vishesh - go ahead buddy, trust me you wont regret it.

September 2, 2008 at 10:38 PM  

ty for doing this tag so brilliantly Div! Loved all of em. WOW!

Winnie the Pooh and Jurassic Park ones were so profound!

The Leopard quote struck a cord in me...that was for me! TY so much..it made me think alot.

And that last one was brilliant. Look how many beautiful bonds Writing has created!

U did very well with this tag..I learnt some great new quotes and they all made me ponder upon certain things in my life. MWAH!


September 3, 2008 at 5:50 AM  

Hey..I jus read Fountainhead..and twas too gud !
Nice quotes.

September 3, 2008 at 6:10 AM  

@Keshi - so true, whn i strtd doin this tag, i remberd all these thngs from pooh and alice... thy teach us good thngs whn we r kids, we just seem to ignore n forgett!!!

and all credit to u... Muah

@Deb - yeah it is one of fav for no reason buddy...lol

September 3, 2008 at 12:21 PM  

you too are an Ayn Rand fan :D

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" I always tell the truth... even when I lie"

September 6, 2008 at 1:24 AM  

I'm going to change. I'll change. I know I have the strength to change.

:) One of my favs too!

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