Category Archives: Daily Quote Series
Quotes which have inspired me in my eternal quest for epiphanies.
“A river cuts the rock not because of its power, but because of its consistency.
Never lose your hope and keep walking towards your vision”
This isn’t a quote but I read it as part of “moral of the story” section in a message. I really liked the river cuts the rock because of the consistency line. Worked on me like a charm.
Sometimes, it’s not the magnitude of what we already have that matters. But even little steps towards progress make a big difference.
That’s not just for personal improvement. Let’s list down instances where small steps can make big difference.
- Developing your own passion- Give time to your hobby. Few minutes every day and help us improve a lot and concentrate better on ourself.
- Stop Littering- Start with yourself. When was the last time we saw someone or worse ourself threw a candy wrapper outside a moving bus? Don’t do it and stop others from doing it. Keep your surroundings clean. Little effort will do all of us a big favour.
- Charity- You think you need to shell out lot of money to do that? or do you think you have to spend an entire day at an NGO to do charity work? No, start at home. Help in educating your helper’s kids or impart wisdom to your servant themselves. Rather than commenting on beggars asking them to go find a job, help them find one!
- Show respect- Next time you enter your office building, smile and wish good morning/evening to the facility staff. Working in an environment where everyone looks down upon them or treats them as lowest level employee, a show of respect can make their day.
- Listen to your heart- We live in a world where society has made definitions for an ideal person, ideal son/ daughter, ideal citizen etc. We restrict our desires if it doesn’t abide by what is already defined. You owe it to yourself to occasionally do something that your heart wants. You’ll never need a medicine in your life if you can manage to keep your own body, mind and spirit happy. Your happiness and health is always a priority!
“Relationships end too soon because people stop putting the same effort to keep you as they did to win you.”
I read this somewhere yesterday and I really liked it. Not that I’ve lost many relations. I’ve lost contact, sure; but that had always been mutual. But I’ve also been through relations where I went an extra mile to retain people in my life but they were too cool to see it and eventually we parted away. Now when I think about them, I wonder how good it would have been if we were still friends. Same applies to family as well. Cousins who used to be very close as kids- somehow we grow up, get busy with our own life and friends and forget the bond we once used to share.
Well, probably have to start digging up all old connections and start re-establishing. One life is too short to see so many people fade away!
“The modest and honest,
the principled and pure;
it is they who are alone
even when standing
in crowds amongst others.
Lonely Lighthouses of love,
beaming their radiant light into a vast,
dark sea of humanity.”
“To stop others from disrespecting you and your individuality, the first step is to start respecting it yourself.”
Well, I haven’t said anything new. And I’m sure the same lines would have been said by great men and women across the globe.
I just liked the idea of attaching my name to something!
Anyways, I always wanted to talk about this. It isn’t just about respect but about overall personality and attitude. If you wish to be taken seriously, you need to do so yourself. I have seen people who are under confident and too nervous but they want others to believe that they’re the best one can have. That’s not possible. The self doubt always shows in the way we walk, talk and behave.
Similarly, if we want to earn respect from others, we need to respect ourselves for what we are.
“Your best stories will come from your struggles.
The seeds of your successes are in your failures.
Your praises will be birthed from your pains.
Keep Standing. I have never seen a storm last forever.
“What takes us back to the past, are the memories.
What brings us forward, is our dreams”
It’s funny how things turn out sometimes.I saw the movie The man with iron mask yesterday and read about the actors and Jeremy Irons today morning. Then, as I always do every morning, i was looking for quotes online that I can post it here and the only quote that I liked on the page , coincidently was from the same actor.
We have different kinds of people, some who always look back and think of the memories- good and bad that they’ve created. Some who brush aside everything in life as “just an experience” and look forward. I personally don’t know where I belong. Somewhere in between but more towards the memory lane I guess.
But probably the best kind of people would be those who use an equal proportion of both. While it is important to dream and to work towards accomplishing it, it is also necessary to treasure what you’ve learnt so far, from whom and how. There are people who come in as experience but some who stay forever. Life is like a cocktail, isn’t it, a mix of sweet and bitter and a buzz to look forward to! 🙂
“As Time goes on, you’ll understand, what lasts, lasts; what doesn’t, doesn’t!
Time solves most things. And what time can’t solve, you have to solve yourself.”
“In life, any difficulty that you can fight your way out of, is not a difficulty to begin with.
Real difficulties are those that you can do nothing about, when you’re helpless against, like a loved one’s health or pain”
I hate to accept but I am a bit of a drama queen. I don’t panic easily but when it comes to certain kind of problems, I always end up feeling I am never going to be back to normal. Well, if I’m writing about this with a smile on my face, it is evident that it isn’t true. All difficulties that “we” own, somewhere, we also own the solution to it. Although sometimes we do feel helpless, I guess to be happy or not ,is ultimately our own choice.
“Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time.
My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.”
-Jonathan Safran Foer
This is not really a quote- just something I found online and thought it was profound. Things generally hold value only if we attach the word “last” to it. Last day, last goodbye, last meal at home, last vacation, last day as a bachelor, last kiss etc! We become emotional only if we realize if we can’t have it again, ever!
Don’t you think that is wrong? While in some cases, we’ll be lucky to know when is the last time. We know our last day of school, college, work but in most of the other times, we hardly know! Shouldn’t we live every moment with equal excitement? Love people around us as though we may never see them again.
Food for thought…
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray”
It is strange how some people figure out what they’re really passionate about. I have friends who love to write, have also written and published books. friends who want to venture into movie making and are already well in the process to be a director/actor. People who’ve devoted their full time for music etc…the list is unending. Yet, here I am!! Wondering what do i really like, something that I can never ever be tired of. Travelling maybe- but I don’t consider it feasible to make it a mainstream career. I like to write, I like to learn new languages and instruments- but these are all my hobbies. I really do not know what I want to do with my life. Sadly, if we think about it, most people live their lives and die without knowing the answer to this question!!
Well, I hope I find an answer soon!!