November Quotes

How important it is in life to have lived the moment for otherwise you have not lived at all


We the people are like the ATM which has 3 ACs and 4 Tubelights and asks not to print receipt in order to save paper


In Physics we were taught about Horsepower, what more works in life is willpower


Once a while it is important to experience the quiet for only then the disquiet within disappears.

Great book quotes -compilation of 2015

Will do a monthly feature from this month onward. As of now let me do this for the year that passed. It is important to know that these are from a FB page where i run my blog from.

  1. ” When he lay in bed he seemed still to see her sitting in the corner of the railway carriage, with the white crochet shawl over her head. He did not know how he was to get through the hours that must pass before his eyes rested on her again. He thought drowsily of her thin face, with its delicate features, and the greenish pallor of her skin. He was not happy with her, but he was unhappy away from her. He wanted to sit by her side and look at her, he wanted to touch her, he wanted… the thought came to him and he did not finish it, suddenly he grew wide awake… he wanted to kiss the thin, pale mouth with its narrow lips. The truth came to him at last. He was in love with her. It was incredible.”
  2. “There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.”
    Jane Austen
  3. I left in love , laughter , and in truth , and whereever truth , love and laughter abide , i am there in spirit – Bill Hicks
  4. The Shawshank Redemption ,”There are places in this world that are not made out of stone.That there’s something inside that they can’t get to,that they can’t touch.That’s yours…….hope
  5. “If those whom we begin to love could know us as we were before meeting them … they could perceive what they have made of us. Albert Camus
  6. “In school you are taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you are given a test that teaches you a lesson” Malcolm X
  7. No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom : having the most important thing in the world without owning it. – Paulo Coehlo
  8. There is always something left to be loved
  9. “The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one’s work seriously and taking one’s self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.” – Margot Fonteyn
  10. ” one cannot always tell what it is that keeps us shut in, confines us , seems to bury us , but still one feels certain barriers , certain gates , certain walls . Is all this imagination, fantasy ? I do not think so . And then one asks: My God! Is it for long , is it forever , is it for eternity ? Do you know what frees one from this captivity ? It is very deep serious affection . Being friends, being brothers , love , that is what opens the prison by supreme power , by some magic force.” – van gogh
  11. “As much as we need and want love, we don’t spend much time talking about what it means. Think about it. You might say “I love you” everyday, but when’s the last time you had a serious conversation with someone about the meaning of love? In this way, love is the mirror image of shame. We desperately don’t want to experience shame and we’re not willing to talk about it. Yet the only way to resolve shame is to talk about it. Maybe we’re afraid of topics like love and shame. Most of us like safety, certainty and clarity. Shame and love are grounded in vulnerability and tenderness ” – Brene Brown, the Gifts of Imperfection
  12. If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever.
    – the way of a peaceful warrior
  13. “For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use being anything else”- Winston Churchill
  14. ” ask yourself what is really important and then have the courage and wisdom to build your life around your answer “
  15. ” And in the end, we were all just humans drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness ” – F Scott Fitzerald
  16. Travelling tends to magnify all human emotions-Peter Hoeg
  17. “I woke up as the sun was reddening;and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all,that I didn’t know who i was…I was far away from home haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I’d never seen,hearing the hiss of steam outside, and the creak of the old wood of the hotel,and footsteps upstairs and all sad sound too.” – On the road
  18. You spend your life roaming the hillsides, scouring the four corners of the earth, searching desperately for just one person to fucking get you. And I’m thinking, if you can find that, you’ve found home.
    David Arnold, Mosquitoland
  19. “Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream.” – Peter McWilliams
  20. For long you live and high you fly
    And smiles you’ll give and tears you’ll cry
    And all you touch and all you see
    Is all your life will ever be

  21. Pierre was right when he said that one must believe in the possibility of happiness in order to be happy, and I now believe in it. Let the dead bury the dead, but while I’m alive, I must live and be happy.-Leo Tolstoy from War and Peace
  22. There’s no mirror in your way when your laughing and smiling and pure happiness is leaking out of you. You would know exactly how bright and beautiful you are if you saw yourself in the moments where you are truly your authentic self.
  23. Money is numbers and numbers never end . If it takes money to be happy , your search for happiness will never end – Bob Marley
  24. “The mountains doesn’t play games . It sits there unmoved ” – Bruge Barcott
  25. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Edison
  26. We always like those who admire us , we don’t always like those whom we admire.
  27. “Most of us are just about as Happy as we make up our minds to be.” -Abraham Lincon
  28. Happiness is a mysterious thing , to be found somewhere between too much and too little .
  29. Why should I cumber myself with regrets that the receiver is not capacious? It never troubles the sun that some of his rays fall wide and vain into ungrateful space, and only a small part on the reflecting planet. Let your greatness educate the crude and cold companion.”
    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  30. No two persons ever read the same book

One liners

I am a great fan of one liners, so much so that i have a separate tag for them on gmail. Was thinking of posting a few here from time to time , as of now the number reads 236 . So here are a few enjoy.


“The most beautiful adventures are not those we go to seek.”

When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, ‘no, I went to films.’ — Quentin Tarantino

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist that’s all.  Oscar Wilde

Love, they say, enslaves and passion is a demon and many have been lost for love. I know this is true, but I know too that without love we grope the tunnels of our lives and never see the sun. When I fell in love it was as though I looked into a mirror for the first time and saw myself. I lifted my hand in bewilderment and felt my cheeks, my neck. This was me. And when I had looked at myself and grown accustomed to who I was, I was not afraid to hate parts of me because I wanted to be worthy of the mirror bearer.

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.

There comes a time when you have to stand up and shout:This is me damn it !I look thw way I look , I think the way I think , feel the way I feel, love the way I love, I am a whole complex package take me or leave me –Accept me or walk away…do not try make me feel like less of a person , just because I don’t fit your idea of who I should be and Don’t try to change me to fit your mold . If I need to change I alone will make the decision.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.- Steve jobs

All I do is act on my passions and they call it sin.All I do is tell the truth and they call me a hypocrite.All I feel is pain and sorrow and they call it love.All I do is pour my heart out to empty pages and they call it poetry.-Benito Behar

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, and know the place for the first time. – T.S. Eliot…

“Maybe the greatest challenge now is to find a way to keep independence while also committing ourselves to the ties that bind people, families, and ultimately societies together.”

The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience…not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. – Buddha

There are moments when one feels free from one’s own identification with human limitations and inadequacies. At such moments one imagines that one stands on some spot of a small planet, gazing in amazement at the cold yet profoundly moving beauty of the eternal, the unfathomable; life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny; only Being. – Albert Einstein

“Happiness does not come from having much, but from being attached to little.”


December Quote

When we are young it is good to be a Sreesanth for frivolity is the characteristic of the young but it is equally significant to dream of a Sachin.But no mission is achieved without realizing the Dhoni within and the aplomb and meticulous approach of a Dravid.Remember there is only one Sachin Tendulkar and many Vinod Kamblis.

November quote 2

A sleeping mattress is the best investment as one spends half the life on it while a wedding dress is the worst of all as one spends only a few hours in it. 

November quote.

The best thing about  shooting stars is that it makes you realize that one thing which you desire the most at a particular instant of time. 

So which book is it ?

A fun game for readers.Here is a list of 10 lines picked from books you would have definitely read.Let’s see how many of you can identify the book.

1) I was looking for the key for years but the door was always open.

2) To a person sitting in the office or a living room,a picture of winter mountain sunset is just a picture.To me,it was the experience of taking the picture.

3) It is our choices that show what we truly are,far more than our abilities. 

4) Wandering around our America has changed me more than I thought.I am not me any more.At least i am not the same me I was.

5) May you not rest,as long as i am living .You said i killed you-haunt me then.

6) Nothing in any life,no matter how well or poorly lived, is wiser than failure or clearer than sorrow.And in the tiny precious wisdom they give to us ,even those dreaded and hated enemies,have their reason and right to be.

7)Man’s greatest virtues are to be found in what is called  the gutter;the underworld;and what gangsters do is sometimes the same as what heroes do.
8)What is good,Phaderus and what is not good-need we ask anyone to tell us these things.

9)I was surprised,as always,by how easy the act of leaving was,and how good it felt.The world was suddenly rich with possibility.

10)We can never lose the things we live for.We may have to change their forms at times,if we have made an error,but the purpose remains the same and the forms are our’s to make.”

11)Boys ,Laila came to see treated friendship the way they treated the sun:it’s existence undisputed;its radiance best enjoyed ,not beheld directly.

Would love to know the books you were able to identify.

September quote

When I am old, I would prefer to sit by the sidelines of the football ground rather than on a cushioned chair , after all i am sure that the best moments of my life will be/were lived on the football field.


Making choices in life which are less dependent on others will always give you greater happiness.