Poems and quotes

But wisdom, in one sense, is the opposite of love. Love survives in us, purely because it isn’t wise” – Shantaram (Gregory David Roberts)
“Don’t you find it odd,” she continued, “that when you’re a kid, everyone, all the world, encourages you to follow your dreams. But when you’re older, somehow they act offended if you even try” — Ethan Hawke

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso

You’ll never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Bob Marley

People who do good see good in other things because its self fulfilling, not because karma is real in any way” – Anonymous

Go for broke. Always try and do too much. Dispense with safety nets. Take a deep breath before you begin talking. Aim for the stars. Keep grinning. Be bloody-minded. Argue with the world. And never forget that writing is as close as we get to keeping a hold on the thousand and one things–childhood, certainties, cities, doubts, dreams, instants, phrases, parents, loves–that go on slipping , like sand, through our fingers.” – Salman Rushdie  (Taken from http://onpointofinquiry.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/day-17-3-favorite-quotesbooksideas/)

You take your work seriously and not take yourself seriously. And if you keep that in mind, you’ll do well the rest of your life – Clint Eastwood on Inside the Actor’s Studio

If it is not written down, it didn’t happen – OS Class, Geoffery Challen

Use the past to predict the futureOS Class, Geoffery Challen

There’s not much you can do when there’s not much you’ve done! – Moi

Dushmani jam kar karo, par itni gunjaish rahe ,
phir kabhi hum dost ban jaye, to sharminda na ho.Sushma Swaraj in Parliament.

Had-e-sheher se nikli to gaon gaon chali..
kuch yaadein mere sang  paon-paon chali
safar jo dhoop ka kiya to tajurba hua..
Wo zindagi hi kya jo chaon-chaon chali.Anonymous (Told to me by Shagufta Khan)

They called her Blackheart, She was bold and bawdy,
Cunning and cutthroat, Sexy and seductive.
She came from nowhere and broke hearts everywhere
This was the rum she drank to celebrate her conquests. – On the back of a Blackheart (Premium spiced rum) bottle.

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.Voltaire

If people knew how hard i worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at allMichaelangelo

If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes.

Since posting full length poems here would be lengthy i’m going to post links to the poems I love and one which inspire me. These poems were read to me by my mother from a book titled “Book of 101 Poems”. A collection of 101 of the best poems from the world (in english of course).

This one makes me cry!

Casabianca – Felicia Dorothea Hemans

This one inspires me!

If – Rudyard Kipling


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