My Quotes Diary

Collecting quotes has always been a hobby. Hope u like my collection. Most of these are by famous people, some are by me :) You may find the same on my blog side bar. Happy reading :)

Life is not beautiful…but very very beautiful. Bask in the glory of God’s greatest gift. Smile with tenacity. Zindagi ek baar milti hai…usse khul ke jiyo :)

There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way…

A beautiful poem :-

 I am Running, Running and Running
 I do not know why,
 O, the embodiment of peace and prosperity,
 Bless me with solitude for a few moments,
 So that I can reflect upon myself
 And meditate upon you
 Thereafter I can run still faster,
 And with a renewed vigour
 But in the right direction,
 And with a specific purpose.

Can there be two or more Gods??? Not possible naa…All the names we know- all I am sure lead to “ONE”. Franchising was necessary to reach out.

- Akash Gautam

Loving is simple. Being in love is difficult. But it can be simplified if we don’t expect too much. Expectations mess up and complicate. Giving simplifies.

Awesome lines-

 Har pal mein pyaar hai...
 Har pal mein khushi hai..
 Kho do toh yaadein hai...
 Jee lo toh zindagi hai.

We are bound by our own initiative to be or not to be what we want to be in life…to be or not to be where we want to be in life.

Never say sky is the limit. There are footprints on the moon as well. GO Get your dreams; they are your most treasured treasure :)

Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go. It is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.

- Alice Swaim

Time is the stuff that life is made up of.

When it comes to staying young, a mind lift beats a face lift anyday :)

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

- Khayyam

Stick to the fight when you are hardest hit, Rest if you must but do not quit

Awesome lines by Mr. Harivansh Rai Bacchan

 "Lehron se darr kar nauka, paar nahi hoti,
 Himmat karne waalon ki, haar nahi hoti... "

For dreams:-

 Sapne wahi sach hote hain,
 Jinme jaan hoti hai...
 Pankhon se nahi...
 Hauslon se udaan hoti hai

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it is, who is going to stop me.

- Ayn Rand (The Fountainhead)

The sun sets yet the sky remains; like an old parchment where the sun and moon keep their diaries. Be not the star or moon… rather, be the sky. Ever present; ever protecting :)

Life is too short to hate people and too beautiful to have regrets. Be happy more, love more and live more. The gift of life is life itself.

Never fall in love… always rise. That which takes/ holds you back is just fatal attraction; not love. And can never be.

Some are pretty. Some are beautiful….I would rather belong to the second category :)

It’s ok to burden your friends with your deepest emotions. They are friends !!…created so that they can handle it :)

When you learn to laugh at your pain, you learn the art of living

Happiness is not the laughter that dies 5 minutes later…it is the smile that lingers forever!!!

Bullet aur Ishq dono nikalte hain chaati faadne ke liye :)

- Ye saali zindagi

In any and every relationship, power lies with the one who cares less. But,power is not happiness and the latter lies in caring more. So, care for the people who love you, not because it’s an ROI thing but because it’s an EQ thing. :)

Laughter is an instant vacation and I am having a gala time :)

You don’t have to be flawless to be lovely.

Never let your memories be greater than your dreams. Memories fade with time; dreams strengthen.

Religion should not reign over reason. God resides in you when you are reasonable and logical; not when you are foolhardy.

It’s only simplicity that remains in vogue forever. every other fashion fades out in 6 months. Wear it and witness the change for yourself.

We are simple when we follow our heart and complex when we follow our mind. Because, minds are like fingerprints; never same for two people. But heart is alike in all :)

You follow your heart and I follow your heart. That’s why I understand you so well.

Tere jaane ka asar, kuch aisa hua hai mujh par……Tujhe dhoondte dhoondte, maine khud ko paa liya.

A book is like an old friend whom you keep coming back to, to find yourself in the ruffled pages and enjoy the me part in solitude.

The deepest trench in this world is not Marina trench. It’s a woman’s heart. Don’t delve too deep into it; lest you wanna get lost.

I don’t want to be a temptation for you. I want to help you fight your temptations.

If you love, love for a reason; and let that reason be love itself… if at all you love i.e.

Women are like stars; only one can make your dream come true :)

When you feel your life is getting complicated day by day, try simplifying someone else’ life… It works wonders :)

Care is like light that needs no medium for transmission… It can travel in vacuum as well. If you really care for someone, the person will always be taken care of, in some way or the other… :)

Sometimes we do not know God helps us from which side..Nevertheless, never lose faith… Coz, He is still Helping :)

Is khule asman mein ek hissa mera bhi hai, iski khoobsurti mein ek aashiyan mera bhi hai…

The more I pay attention to details, the more I realise that God is in the details. Those small little intricacies of life make up a whole.

Sometimes, even in the best of friendships, speaking your mind is akin to giving an emotional hang up. Beware !! Be shut.

The best form of love!

Lately I've been thinking a lot about love, forever love and the feeling of being in love. Does it really exist and if it does, does it last forever? I know love does exist in different forms, like love for your parents, your siblings, your spouse but there is one form of love that we always take for granted. It's the love for ourselves.

This is one form of love that has the potential to last forever. You don't need anyone else to help sustain this relation. What do you do to nurture it and make it grow? Well, there are a number of things that you can do.. Not sure how many of them you're actually doing. So here I start making a list (again!) of all the things I came up with that I do (or I would do) to express my love to myself....

  • Do what you love doing- I don't mean all the time, 24 hours a day. Let's be practical here. We're all working and we all hate our jobs sometimes (a lot of times?). I would not recommend you to go put your papers just because you are suffering from Monday blues (or PMSing) to prove your love for yourself.
  • Do what you want to do- Right or wrong, good or bad, who cares? As long as it keeps me happy today, I'd rather not worry about what it would do to me tomorrow. Like someone? Go tell him/her. Atleast you won't spend the rest of your life plucking petals off every flower you find thinking "He loves me, he loves me not!"... Want a pizza? Just order it without thinking about the calories. No one wants your ghost haunting pizza hut after you die... Yes my mom would never approve of this, but I know for a fact that she does not read my blog so I'm pretty safe here :-D
  • Gift yourself- Don't we all buy birthday gifts, valentines day gifts, anniversary gifts for others? Ever bought yourself a birthday gift? No, because all your money goes in treating others. I have decided I'm going to gift myself (Yes, spend my money, not go and ask dad for it) this year onwards. Infact I've already added two items on my list (one year spa membership and an iPod dock) so all I need to do is make sure I stop here to avoid some post bday depression which will come from bankruptcy (which contradicts my statement above of not worrying about tomorrow. But I guess planning about tomorrow and worrying about the day after is fine here).
  • Buy yourself flowers- How many times do we look at a bouquet of flowers on someone else's desk and think, "Oh how I wish someone bought it for me too".. Why not do it yourself? After all you know which flowers you love the most or which flowers you're craving for at that time...
  • Cook for yourself sometimes- I don't want to make it a chore which is why I said sometimes. But seriously, don't we all say we don't have the time to cook because we are just too busy? How many times have we cribbed about the cafeteria food or cribbed about the fact that we're not staying with mom? We'll take time to make an elaborate meal to show our love for others but why not show yourself some love by feeding yourself what you really like?
  • Workout- Yes, a lot of people will argue about this one, but trust me this is one good thing you'll be doing to yourself. I know it's very difficult getting up in the morning and going to the gym. Infact I decided to bunk my gym today just when I was going to step out of the house (I'm actually sitting in my gym clothes while writing this post) but still, nothing can beat the joy of getting a good toned body or even just running on the treadmill and feeling all the stress just flow away..
  • Spend time doing what you like-You can do anything here.. Read a good book, listen to some good music, join a dance class or just watch a corny chick flick.. Whatever makes you happy.. I've started spending my weekends doing all of these :)

You don't even have to read this post to find out how to express love for yourself.. Somewhere deep down, we all know what we want for ourselves. It's just that we lose ourselves in our pursuit of keeping others happy. But can the people around us be happy if we are not happy? We've all read that charity begins at home.. So let us start working towards our underprivileged selves and then worry about the others. It's very necessary to be selfish at times. :)

50 Questions that will make you think

These questions have no right or wrong answers.

Because sometimes asking the right questions is the answer.

  1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
  2. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
  3. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
  4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
  5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
  6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
  7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
  8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
  9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
  10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
  11. You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire.  They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend.  The criticism is distasteful and unjustified.  What do you do?
  12. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
  13. Would you break the law to save a loved one?
  14. Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
  15. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
  16. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
  17. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do?  What’s holding you back?
  18. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
  19. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
  20. Do you push the elevator button more than once?  Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
  21. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
  22. Why are you, you?
  23. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
  24. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
  25. What are you most grateful for?
  26. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
  27. Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
  28. Has your greatest fear ever come true?
  29. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset?  Does it really matter now?
  30. What is your happiest childhood memory?  What makes it so special?
  31. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
  32. If not now, then when?
  33. If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?
  34. Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?
  35. Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
  36. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
  37. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
  38. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
  39. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
  40. When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
  41. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
  42. Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
  43. What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
  44. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?
  45. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
  46. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
  47. When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
  48. What do you love?  Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?
  49. In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday?  What about the day before that?  Or the day before that?
  50. Decisions are being made right now.  The question is:  Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?