Some Quotes I liked

This page will be the collection of a new quote each day (almost, I know myself, so I am putting the disclaimer up here early enough so that no one, including myself can complain) to keep inspire our soul!


Here you can see a picture of my inspiration wall just above my bed which I put together on 3 Nov 2013 with pictures stolen from the internet (no copyright violations intended). And here goes the daily quotes…

06 Nov 2013 – “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” by Bob Marley

08 Nov 2013 – “Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside – remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.” by Charles Bukowski

12 Nov 2013 – “The best revenge is massive success.” by Frank Sinatra

13 Nov 2013 – “Please understand that I’m in full rebellion against my own mind, that when I live, I live by impulse, by emotion, by white heat.” by Anaïs NinHenry And June

15 Nov 2013 – “Do not seek the because – in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.” by Anaïs Nin in Henry And June (Lately I’ve been a little obsessed with the author (and not the book as I haven’t read it yet))

18 Nov 2013 – “People always fall in love with the most perfect aspects of each other’s personalities. Who wouldn’t? Anybody can love the most wonderful parts of another person. But that’s not the clever trick. The really clever trick is this: Can you accept the flaws? Can you look at your partner’s faults honestly and say, ‘I can work around that. I can make something out of it.’? Because the good stuff is always going to be there, and it’s always going to pretty and sparkly, but the crap underneath can ruin you.” by Elizabeth Gilbert in Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

21 Nov 2013 – “I think and think and think, I’ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.” by Jonathan Safran Foer (This is what I am doing to myself right now)

22 Nov 2013 – “When you are young, you think it’s going to be solved by love. But it never is. Being close — as close as you can get — to another person only makes clear that impassable distance between you.’ If being in love only made people more lonely, why would everyone want it so much?’ Because of the illusion. You fall in love, it’s intoxicating, and for a little while you feel like you’ve actually become one with the other person. Merged souls and so on. You think you’ll never be lonely again.” by Nicole Krauss

25 Nov 2013Christine Chang, one of my favorite photographers, when asked ‘What has been the best moment in your life?’  replied “The moment I took responsibility and realized that EVERYTHING in my life is created by me.  My feelings, my attitude, my relationships, my dreams – I can choose or change anything and be/have it!”

26 Nov 2013 – I searched a lot but could not find a quote that could express my state if mind today.. (I was basically lazy, happy, hopeful and sad.. all at the same time.)

03 Dec 2013 – “You,” he said, “are a terribly real thing in a terribly false world, and that, I believe, is why you are in so much pain.” by Emilie AutumnThe Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

05 Dec 2013 – “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” RIP Nelson Mandela

06 Dec 2013 – “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” by Albert Einstein

08 Dec 2013 – “You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.” by Ernest Hemingway

09 Dec 2013 – “We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” by Carlos Castaneda (my good friend SR told me something similar during one of our long discussions when I was going through a particularly bad phase of my life not too long ago)

10 Dec 2013 – “If you’re going to die, then die. If you are going to live, then fight.” by Emilie Autumn (It’s kind of similar to last one)

12 Dec 2013 – “It is never my custom to use words lightly. If twenty-seven years in prison have done anything to us, it was to use the silence of solitude to make us understand how precious words are and how real speech is in its impact on the way people live and die.” by Nelson Mandela. (I was reading an article on him, and came across this very powerful quotation.)

18 Dec 2013 – “Never put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket.”

10 Jan 2014 – “Happiness is the best revenge, you know? Just be happy. It’s a choice.” by Emily GiffinHeart of the Matter

11 Jan 2014 – “The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.” by Herbert Kaufman

10 Feb 2014 – “Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.” by C.S. Lewis

02 Mar 2014 – “Chasing meaning is better for your health than trying to avoid discomfort.” by Kelly McGonigal

08 Mar 2014 –  “A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.” by Oscar Wilde

11 Mar 2014 – “Memory is a cruel mistress with whom we all must learn to dance.”  by Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden

12 Mar 2014 – “ancora imparo” by Michaelangelo Buonarroti

14 Mar 2014 – “Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.” by James A. Baldwin

17 Mar 2014 – ““You are most powerful when you are most silent. People never expect silence. They expect words, motion, defense, offense, back and forth. They expect to leap into the fray. They are ready, fists up, words hanging leaping from their mouths. Silence? No.”  by Alison McGheeAll Rivers Flow To The Sea

26 Apr 2014 – “You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough.” – Frank Crane
I chose option 1. So I accept the pain 

28 Apr 2014 – “[In] an abundant society where people have laptops, iPods, and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books. Instant information is not for me: I still prefer to search library stacks because when I work to learn something, I remember it. … can you imagine curling up in bed to read a computer? Weeping for Anna Karenina and being terrified by Hannibal Lecter, entering the heart of darkness with Mistah Kurtz, having Holden Caulfield ring you up—some things should happen on soft pages, not cold metal.” by Harper Lee

28 May 2014 – “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”  RIP Maya Angelou

29 May 2014 – “The only obsession everyone wants: ‘love.’ People think that in falling in love they make themselves whole? The Platonic union of souls? I think otherwise. I think you’re whole before you begin. And the love fractures you. You’re whole, and then you’re cracked open. ”  by Philip RothThe Dying Animal 1 June 2014 – “You want everything to come out perfectly, but that’s not always possible in life, so you have to make everything perfect in art.” Annie Hall How did I miss this Woody Allen gem till now .

13 June 2014 – “You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you.” by John GreenThe Fault in Our Stars

19 June 2014 – “An ending was an ending. No matter how many pages of sentences and paragraphs of great stories led up to it, it would always have the last word.”  by Sarah DessenAlong for the Ride

1 July 2014 – “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” by Scott Hamilton

7 July 2014 – “I will eviscerate you in fiction. Every pimple, every character flaw. I was naked for a day; you will be naked for eternity.” by Chaucer in A Knight’s Tale (2001)

13 July 2014 – “At the end of the day, when it comes down to it, all we really want is to be close to somebody. So this thing where we all keep our distance and pretend not to care about each other, it’s usually a load of bull. So we pick and choose who we want to remain close to, and once we’ve chosen those people, we tend to stick close by. No matter how much we hurt them. The people that are still with you at the end of the day, those are the ones worth keeping. And sure, sometimes close can be too close. But sometimes, that invasion of personal space, it can be exactly what you need.” on Grey’s Anatomy, S3E10.

14 July 2014 – “People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.” by Stephen Hawkin

21 July 2014 – “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” by George Bernard Shaw


3 thoughts on “Some Quotes I liked

    • Thank you for your comment 🙂
      I think the definition of inspiration is different for everybody – may be yours and mine are polar…
      True inspiration lies in being tolerant to the thoughts and beliefs of each other! peace!

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