Monday, May 23, 2011

my favorite quotes


from Kafka on the Shore

"Memories are what warm you up from the inside. But they're also what tear you apart."

"Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who's in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It's like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven't seen in a long time."

"Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn't something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn't get in, and walk through it, step by step. There's no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That's the kind of sandstorm you need to imagine.

An you really will have to make it through that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm. No matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor blades. People will bleed there, and you will bleed too. Hot, red blood. You'll catch that blood in your hands, your own blood and the blood of others.

And once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about."

from What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional."

from Norwegian Wood

"But who can say what's best? That's why you need to grab whatever chance you have of happiness where you find it, and not worry about other people too much. My experience tells me that we get no more than two or three such chances in a life time, and if we let them go, we regret it for the rest of our lives."

from Sputnik Sweetheart

Why do people have to be this lonely? What's the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?"

by Paulo Coelho

from The Alchemist

People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of."
— Paulo Coelho

"One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving."

"There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure."

"Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own."

"When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too."

from Eleven Minutes
"Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take is the worst of suffering."

"Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn't have the courage to say "yes" to life?"

"Passion makes a person stop eating, sleeping, working, feeling at peace. A lot of people are frightened because, when it appears, it demolishes all the old things it finds in its path.

No one wants their life thrown into chaos. That is why a lot of people keep that threat under control, and are somehow capable of sustaining a house or a structure that is already rotten. They are the engineers of the superseded.

Other people think exactly the opposite: they surrender themselves without a second thought, hoping to find in passion the solutions to all their problems. They make the other person responsible for their happiness and blame them for their possible unhappiness. They are either euphoric because something marvelous has happened or depressed because something unexpected has just ruined everything.

Keeping passion at bay or surrendering blindly to it - which of these two attitudes is the least destructive?

I don't know."

from the zahir
"When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive."

from The Witch of Portobello

"You are what you believe yourself to be."

from Brida
"When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way."

"Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day."

"Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle."

"We pretend to be strong because we are weak."

by Amitav Ghosh
from shadow lines

"they all lived in stories, because stories are all there are to live in, it was just a question of which one you chose. .

A lot of them i haven't written and some i might have missed.... i like to read them over and over..they make me feel better.
my condition is better i think..better than it was before my emotional outburst... i feel like i am recovering from an illness.
i am trying. trying to be happy, to be positive.
my two exams went good. it makes me feel better.
and Arpit, thousif , Ankit bhaiya.. thanks for your support i really appreciate it. Thanks a lot ! :)



...i like your collections volumes deep to me. You have a lovely day.(:


Arpit Rastogi said...


I actually had this habit of jotting down one or two best lines of any movie..
It was fun yaar.. :)

Good to see your collection.. :)

Um happy that you are doing good..

Keep Going Gal.. :)

Cheers To Life!

viddhi said...

@kevin :: thank you.

@ Arpit :: thats a nice habit. :)

thanks :)

cheers .

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Tongue-fu Lady said...

I like your collection of quotes!