Sunday, October 23, 2011


Nothing eventful is happening around me so I'm resorting to some of the odds and ends that I had collected in some of my scrap books. Here are some interesting quotes that I had gathered over the years. You may have come across them some where else but here they are for what they are worth.

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat. - Jane Wagner

Delete the adjectives and you'll have the facts. - Harper Lee

Asking politicians to give up a source of money is like asking Dracula to forsake blood. - Cal Thomas

We meet aliens everyday who have something to give us. They come in the form of people with different opinions. - William Shatner

The squeaky wheel may get the most oil, but it is also the first to be replaced. - Marilyn vos Savant

Haste is good only in catching fleas. - Alla Yaroshinskaya

Where there is shouting there is no true knowledge. - Leonardo da Vinci

Old people really do have a secret, though. You wanna know what it is? Luck. - Carl Ferguson

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. - Hal Borland

Canned laughter indiscriminately robs humour of its subjectiveness. - Ajay Gopalkrishna

It is good to be spontaneous, it is good to be thorough, it is good to have something that inspires you. - Paul McCartney

"Fearless" is living in spite of those things that scare you to death. - Taylor Swift

Never harbour grudges; they sour your stomach and do harm to anyone else. - Robertson Davies

A lot of good things have come out of dreaming. - Arthur Miller

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. - Dave Barry

Happy is the man who at the end of his life possesses only what he has given to others. - Armando Fuentes Aguirre

Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll get to enjoy it a second time. - H. Jackson Brown Jr.

If you're willing to fail interestingly, you tend to succeed interestingly. - Edward Albee

Without knowledge, the world is bereft of culture. And so we must be educators and students both. - Roberta Bondar

Your mind is often your own enemy. It can kill you through over-analysis. - Rina Dhaka

If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much. - Donald H. Rumsfeld

Usefulness is not impaired by imperfection. You can drink from a chipped cup. - Greta K. Nagel

It would be interesting to find out what goes on in that moment when someone looks at you and draws all sorts of conclusions. - Malcolm Gladwell

The most difficult thing is to love oneself but unless we do that we can't love others. - Vishal Bhardwaj

The best time to plant an oak tree is 25 years ago. The second best time is today. - James Carville

Never underestimate the capacity of another human being to have exactly the same shortcomings you have. - Leigh Steinberg

 A happy family is but an earlier heaven. - Sir John Bowring

If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact - not to be solved, but to be coped with over time. - Shimon Peres

I you do not know history, you don't know anything. You're a leaf that doesn't know it's part of a tree. - Michael Cruchton

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