As I was pondering over what I should be writing on, it suddenly struck me that I always relate everything to quotes..so why not write about them?? Quotes simply fascinate me. How is it that a small string of words can prove to be so meaningful and so powerful when they are said at the right moment? Quotes are omnipresent, multilingual and are delivered by people in all age groups..Right from the knowledgable philosophers like Plato, Socrates to naughty little Calvin to impactful quotes by anonymous. Somehow I've always observed that there is always one quote to describe every situation! They can be a word of caution, a song of praise, a subtle humour, a subjective statement..just about anything! Quotes are delivered by all and narrated by all. This universality feature is remarkable! They cut through all geographical and linguistic barriers. Tirukural written by famous Tamil literate Tiruvaluvar is the second book only after the Holy Bible to have been translated in maximum number of languages. And what is Tirukural all about? Simple couplets for normal lifestyle. Another aspect of quotes is the manner in which they are delivered. Its simply simple! No complexities involved, yet very forceful. These set of words condense an entire situation, sometimes even a state of mind. They are timeless, flown and handed down over generations.
Quotes are truly pearls of wisdom that are strung together to form a beautiful necklace!
Some memorable quotes:
- 'Experience is what you get when you dont get what you want' by Socrates
- 'Cricket is a game where 11 fools are playing and 11,000 fools are watching' by GB Shaw
- 'Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.' by Albert Einstein
- Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.' by Jimi Hendrix
- 'Reality is the illusion caused by lack of alcohol' Anonymous
- 'We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are' Calvin and Hobbes
Lastly its 'All's well that ends well' by Shakespeare.