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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A kaliedoscope of words

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Over the years, I have come across people of varying personality profiles with different professional and hierarchical backgrounds. Needless to say, I had something to learn from each one of them. Something they might have mentioned in a casual conversation had a sustained effect on me. Here's such a list in reverse chronological order. I will add more as I remember them.

'Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do' - Forwarded by Lalit

'Some people never find happiness because they keep looking in the wrong places. And when all the while it might be lying just next to them, they spend their whole life looking elsewhere and complaining that they did not find it' - Ma

'Modesty is a virtue, but it's foolish to lie.'- Shashi ( Quoting Bobby Fischer on being asked who's the greatest chess player of his times)

'I saw the gaps but missed the points which could have formed the line'- Saikat Bose

'(Frankly) My dear, I don't give a damn! ' Rhett Butler. Gone with the wind

'Be yourself' - Candid Diary

'You will do it, I can almost see it written on your face' - Mr. Sinha

'Happiness is an attitude, it doesn't depend on circumstances' - Nishant

'The whole world is your abode' - Dad

'The world is a lot more than that appears from an open window' - Sunny

5 comments:

Bubbles of FireWhisky said...

my personal favourite was something my mum would keep telling me because i was an extremely reclusive child...

"you cant see the world through a mirror"...

now avril lavigne has it in one of her songs :P

Manjari said...

Your post rejuvenating. I do agree with you that there are indeed few people who leave a statement that keeps striking back..

saikat said...

nice post :D

u again forgot my amazing line *mad*

is baar kick boxing main teri khair nahii...

tc..

candid diary said...

By assimilating wisdoms of different people passing through your life and by uncovering some wisdoms on your own you are really becoming ‘yourself’.
My applause.

Still Searching said...

Some of these are soooo nice! I esp loved the last one!