Nuggets of quirkiest quips, snappy snippets and zesty and twitty quotes!! Page :: 17
Comes in handy for autographs, texting, SMS-ing, slam books and party one-liners..!
I found Hinduism to be the most perfectly satisfying religion in the world.
~ Swami Vivekananda
In the religion of my country, in our national religion (Hinduism), there is so much beauty and grandeur"
~ Swami Vivekananda
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
~ Malcolm X
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
~ Malcolm X
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
~ Malcolm X
Power never takes a back step except in the face of more power.
~ Malcolm X
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
~ Malcolm X
My husband and I have never considered divorce. Murder sometimes, but never divorce!
~ Joyce Brothers
Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right and the other is the husband.
The child's greatest period of growth is the month after you've purchased a new set of school uniform.
Don't feel bad. A lot of people have no talent.
True friends stab you in the front.
Forgiveness is giving up my right to hate you for hurting me.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something.
Real friends are the ones that survive transitions between address books (and mobiles).
Having one child makes you a parent; having two makes you a referee.
There is no better time to be happy than right now.
Indians are generally task oriented, academically brilliant, but they fall short in leadership skills, collaboration.
~ Wim Elfrink, Chief Globalization Officer, Cisco
You must pay for everything in this world, one way or another. Nothing comes free.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
~ Steve Jobs
Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
~ Steve Jobs
Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice.
~ Steve Jobs
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary
~ Steve Jobs
If you don't control your mind, someone else will.
Before you speak, listen.
Before you write, think.
Before you spend, earn.
Before you invest, investigate.
Before you criticize, wait.
Before you pray, forgive.
Before you quit, try.
Before you retire, save.
Before you die, give.
~ William A. Ward
It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you do know that ain't so.
~ Mark Twain
Be the change you want to see…
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep
~ Saul Bellow
Intellectuals can tell themselves anything, sell themselves any bill of goods, which is why they were so often patsies for the ruling classes in nineteenth-century France and England, or twentieth-century Russia and America.
~ Lillian Hellman
Assume nothing, question everything.
Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth.
It’s not the question of being at the right place at the right time. It is also being lucky.
~ Nandan Nilekani, co-founder of Infosys
“I have known you for longer than I have not known you.”
~ Kris Gopalakrishnan
Most men live lives of quiet desperation.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
~ Leonardo da Vinci
What a computer is to me is it's the most remarkable tool that we've ever come
up with, and it's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.
~ Steve Jobs
Our lives are frittered away by detail;
To amplify, try to simplify.
Nobody says it better than the guy quoting the boss.
~ Workplace wisdom
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.
It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning a lion wakes up.
It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.
It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle.
When the sun comes up, you better start running.
You can never cross the ocean unless you lose sight of the shore.
~ Christopher Columbus
An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.
The roots of science, religion and philosophy can be traced to a mortal fear of nature, future and the unknown.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,but the silence of our friends.
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Borrow money from pessimists.
They don't expect it back.
When you make a war talk, you had better be prepared for a war.
"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."
~ Jim Rohn
Cruelty springs from weakness and insecurity.
People who have time on hands will inevitably waste the time of others who have work to do.
~ Thomas Sowell
No one is listening until you make a mistake.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Just because you can do something, that doesn't mean you should.
Don't whistle at the girl going out from here. She may be your grandmother!
~ Seen in a beauty parlor
Success is relative. More the success, more the relatives.
Don't let your kids drive if they are not old enough - or else they never will be.....
A traffic slogan
In some cultures what I do would be considered normal.
A good scapegoat is nearly as welcome as a solution to the problem.
I honor my personality flaws, for without them I would have no personality at all.
99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
Don't sweat petty things....or pet sweaty things.
I want to be like Gandhi, Martin Luther King and John Lennon.... but I want to stay alive.
When people find out that I'm just a human being I guess I disappoint them.
~ Beyonce Knowles
A happy marriage is the one that exists "betwixt a blind wife and a deaf husband".
~ Michael de Montaigue
Men are always doomed to be duped — they are always wooing Goddesses and marrying mere mortals.
~ Washington Irving
Money is honey
my little sonny
and a rich man's joke
is always funny.
~ Thomas Edward Brown
There are three kinds of people - those who can count and those who can't.
Humility is a strange thing. The moment you think you've got it, you've lost it.
Small things hurt a lot. You can sit on top of a mountain but not on the tip of a pin.
Technology is dominated by those who manage what they do not understand.
The opulence of the front office decor varies inversely with the fundamental solvency of the firm.
Smile, it makes people wonder what you are thinking.
Don't marry for money; you can borrow it cheaper.
Bachelors should be heavily taxed.
It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.
~ Oscar Wilde
I don't worry about terrorism.
I was married for two years.
~ Sam Kinison
Everybody is born with death in him; it is only a matter of time.
Marriage is one of the chief causes of divorce.
The concept that an accused is innocent till proved guilty and must be treated with due respect and dignity finds no place in Indian courts where only the judge has honour and only the advocates are learned.
Marriage is the only war where one sleeps with the enemy.
Girls want a wedding, they don't want a marriage. If only you could have weddings without marriages.
~ Sir Salman Rushdie
You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.
~ Wayne Gretzky, Canadian Hockey player
"I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly."
The difference between a child and an adult is not years, rather it is a willingness to accept responsibility, to be responsible for one's actions.
Microsoft (read Windows) is something that almost everyone loves to hate! Microsoft-bashing is the pet pastime in the Geekosphere especially amongst the Open Source aficionados and Free Software evangelists!
And it is the butt of jokes that make rounds around the internet as many times as the earth spins around itself!
But even the blogs that predominantly dwell on Microsoft’s applications like .NET, c# etc seem to have joined the fray, as found in one such blog’s masthead:
And it is the butt of college humor ad nauseum!
Here is a couple of videos for passing your time (but don’t forget to genuflect before the Redmond God!) :-
‘Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, “Plum” (that is what his first name sounds like when vocalized quickly!) to his friends, is one of the (one and only, in my opinion) outstanding comic novelists of all time. He is best remembered for his creation, the inimitable Jeeves, the stately butler extraordinaire, unflappable, erudite and peerless “gentleman”s personal gentleman”! It will be unfair to omit a mention of his master, the irredeemably dim and unflaggingly affable Bertie Wooster (“It is generally believed that he fell on his head when he was born”!)
The funniest writer ever to put words on paper! ~ Hugh Laurie. Wodehouse (pronounced “woodhouse”) depicted a peculiar fondness for butlers, especially English butlers (“tall, decorous and dignified”). Indeed, no Wodehouse novel can be complete without a butler bringing in a salver with a brimming glass on top of it containing some elixir of life, mostly despised by his masters, since the liquid would either be yoghurt or milk, understandably looked down upon as poison, as more heavenly beverages a la a cocktail or a stiff whiskey (or, one of those Jeeve”s specials!) would have been more agreeable to the tormented souls!
He was born in Surrey, England in 1881 (15th of October, for those finicky about details!). He was educated at Dulwich College, where he met gentry-folk who would serve as the main characters of many of his future books. Also he practised boxing there. For over 70 years Wodehouse was to entertain readers with his comic novels and stories set in an England that is forever Edwardian and featuring idiotic youths, feckless debutantes, redoubtable aunts, and stuffy businessmen.
At 21 (1902), he started writing the “By the Way” column in the Old Globe. Also he kept on sending his freelance stories and contributed a series of school stories to a magazine for boys, The Captain, (in one of which Psmith made his first appearance).
At the age of 28, not a long time before First World War, (1909), he went to America, (that was his second visit; his first had been in 1904) where he continued to write short stories and also critical reports for papers as theatrical critic. He made a serial for the Saturday Evening Post, (and for the next twenty-five years almost all his books make its first appearance in this magazine).
At that time Wodehouse met people close to musicals circles, and wrote lyrics and took part in the creation of musical shows. At the same time he did not abandon writing and wrote Psmith, Journalist (1912), Piccadilly Jim (1918).
During the next few years Plum travelled with his shows and chose as his country of residence, France. He lived alternately in the UK and the USA until 1934, when he started living in France. PGW rented a house near Cannes in March 1932 but he settled in Le Touquet in 1934
In 1939 for services to the English language he received a doctor’s degree from Oxford University.
In the beginning of World War Two he was pursued by the French government during spy hunts. And when Nazi troops occupied France he was captured and interned in Germany. This was a grey area of his life which haunted him for many years – not that he lost sleep over it anyway! But perhaps he was too much for ordinary minions who could not easily get behind his tongue-in-cheek and cryptic metaphor on Nazi Germany. They thought he was supporting Herr. Hitler! After the war Plum continued to write books and took part not only in creating lyrics for musical comedies but tried his hand as a producer, with differing degrees of luck.
In the early 1930s he was in the bad books of the Inland Revenue – they could even sue him for Â£25,000 – the kind of troubles that one Bertie’s uncles used to lament about! He didn’t have the advantage that young Bertie had! Too bad!! In 1955 at the age of 74 he took American citizenship and lived afterwards near New York. In 1975 he was knighted by the Queen of Great Britain, and died shortly afterwards – February 14, on St. Valentine day, 1975 at Southampton, N.Y., U.S. May his soul rest in peace!.
Here are a few of the Golden Nuggets from the inimitable Plum!
“Beach, the butler came in as a dignified procession of one.”
From “Piccadilly Jim”
… her mouth was really the most individual thing about her. It was a mouth that suggested adventurous possibilities.
He went on saying nothing.
The past could look after itself.
… wifely monologues
His face was edited and re-edited several times over during his days in the ring
From “Doctor Sally”
“Did you ever hear the story of the ventriloquist who played solitaire? He used to annoy his wife by holding long conversations in his sleep. It became such a trial to the poor woman that she had serious thoughts of getting a divorce. And then one evening, by the greatest good luck, he caught himself cheating at solitaire and never spoke to himself again”
From “Ring for Jeeves”
“It was a confusion of ideas between him and one of the lions he was hunting in Kenya that had caused A.B.Spottsworth to make the obituary column. He thought the lion was dead and the lion thought it wasn’t.”
“Which is bigger, Mr Bigger or Mrs Bigger?
Mr Bigger, because he is father Bigger.
Which is bigger, Mr Bigger or his old maid aunt?
Old maid aunt, because whatever happens she is always Bigger.
Which is bigger, Mr Bigger or Master Bigger?
Master Bigger, because he is a little Bigger!”
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