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Wonderful Quotes

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I am a print addict. I have been hooked to reading ever since I read my first Noddie. I picked up this habit of reading from my father. He showed me that a whole new world exists in books – I could be a dragon slayer or  an astronaut or a a little green man or a millionaire or whatever I wanted to be. I read Malory Towers and pestered my parents to send me there, until they were forced to explain to me that, Malory Towers like Santa  Claus was  fictitious.


Now Keshi has tagged me on this “Wonderful Quotes” tag. The rules are that I have to jot down 5 of my favourite quotes from the various books I’v read and also tag 5 people at the end. If I don’t have the books with me, then I may google them. S0 here are my favourite quotes – quotes which really got me thinking: 
  
“…and they lived happily ever after.”
This is from “Cinderella” . I loved the idea of the prince and his love getting married and living happily ever after right from the time I was a kid. Maybe that’s why I so love Mills and Boons. They also believe in the ‘happily ever after’ ending. I like happy ending for everyone…and also for my meals šŸ™‚

“After all…tomorrow  is another day.” 
                                                        –  Scarlett O’ Hara
This is the last line in “Gone with the Wind” and the first line in “Scarlett”, the sequel to Gone with the Wind. I like her attitude. What has happened today has happened. Tomorrow is a new day. That’s my philosophy too. Things always look better after a good night’s sleep.

“Never pass up new experiences [Scarlett]. They enrich the mind.”
                                                                                                           – Rhett Butler 
This is also from “Gone with the Wind”. Interesting thought isn’t it?

“If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.”
        – The Duchess

This is from “Alice in Wonderland” . I completely agree. The world today is an ugly place. We need more people who think like the Duchess.

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”
                                                                                                              – Atticus Finch
This is from “To Kill a Mockingbird”. I completely lived this book. Also one of my early influences to study law. My dad told me to pay close attention to this book when he gifted it to me. He also taught me that courage is not holding a weapon in your hand. Real courage is to finish what you began, including my food šŸ˜›




I have completed the five quotes but I just had to include a few more:

“A day is like a whole life. You start out doing one thing, but end up doing something else, plan to run an errand, but never get there… Your whole life has the same shape as a single day.”
I don’t remember who said this. Anyway this is from “Jurassic Park by Micheal Crichton”. Life does not always go according to what we planned.We have to be prepared for twists and turns which we had not even thought about.

“I live in two worlds. One is a world of books. I’ve been a resident of Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County, hunted the white whale aboard the Pequod, fought alongside Napoleon, sailed a raft with Huck and Jim, committed absurdities with Ignatius J. Reilly, rode a sad train with Anna Karenina, and strolled down Swann’s Way. It’s a rewarding world.”
                                                                                                           – Rory Gilmore, Gilmore Girls
My sentiments exactly.
In conclusion I quote Robert Fulford from “The Past Times of a  Print Addict”
 
“A print addict is a man who reads in elevators. People occasionally look at me curiously when they see me standing there, reading a paragraph or two as the elevator goes up. To me, it’s curious that there are people who do not read in elevators. What can they be thinking about? “

I tag Utopia, Ria, Anu, Dianne and Raven.

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Written by SupMM

September 1, 2008 at 10:10 am

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  1. I like another one
    It’s called “The end”

    hee hee hee

    Arjun

    September 1, 2008 at 2:27 pm

  2. Hey unfair, you got 3 of my favs in their šŸ™‚ ! (Gilmore girls- Rorys graduation, atticus finch and Cinderella).. thk for tagging me, i have google now šŸ˜€

    Anu

    September 1, 2008 at 4:45 pm

  3. hmm quite an intellectual tag!will surely take it up as its something different. šŸ™‚ Btw very well executed. I hope i m able to keep upto the mark.

    Ria

    September 1, 2008 at 5:08 pm

  4. well-done SMM! u did it so brilliantly. Loved ALL of em!

    U read alot ha..good on ya! Picked a fine ‘tagee’ for this then šŸ™‚

    It’s really cute how u started with Cinderella…where every lil girl’s Reading begins in life.

    **”…and they lived happily ever after.”

    I agree..the quote itself SOUNDS calming to the mind. Dun we all love and long for Happy Endings!

    **”After all…tomorrow is another day.” Scarlett O’ Hara

    I believe in this quote alot. Its no point crying over spilt milk…we hv TODAY and TOMORROW to set things right. btw I love ‘Gone With The Wind’!

    **”Never pass up new experiences [Scarlett]. They enrich the mind.”
    – Rhett Butler

    Interesting indeedz. Alot of ppl FAIL to see that u know.

    **”I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”
    – Atticus Finch

    Wonderful quote! LOVED this one alot, especially the last line here. Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the will to fight somehow…thats what I believe.

    **Real courage is to finish what you began, including my food

    nice one SMM šŸ™‚

    **”A day is like a whole life. You start out doing one thing, but end up doing something else, plan to run an errand, but never get there… Your whole life has the same shape as a single day

    omg this one really struck a cord in me. WOW wut a genuine thing to say. wonder who came up with that one. Life is like that…we plan plan and plan our life, but we dun realise that Life has it’s own plan for us.

    Cute @Gilmore Girls quote.

    **”A print addict is a man who reads in elevators. People occasionally look at me curiously when they see me standing there, reading a paragraph or two as the elevator goes up. To me, it’s curious that there are people who do not read in elevators. What can they be thinking about? “

    haha true…I dun read in elevators but my ‘mind’ is always reading šŸ™‚

    *HUGZ* n ty for doing this!

    Keshi.

    Keshi

    September 2, 2008 at 1:35 am

  5. Arjun: Then you should read the last page first and stop there šŸ˜›

    SMM

    September 2, 2008 at 4:29 am

  6. Anu: Don’t worry…lots more quotes in those books for you to pick up šŸ™‚

    SMM

    September 2, 2008 at 4:30 am

  7. Thanks Ria šŸ™‚

    I’m sure you’l do it just fine

    SMM

    September 2, 2008 at 4:31 am

  8. Keshi: I should thank you for tagging me. I love to read (as you have figured out by now) and I really enjoyed doing this tag.

    I had a tough time time picking out my favourite quotes and then narrowing them further.

    Thanks & hugs šŸ™‚

    SMM

    September 2, 2008 at 4:54 am

  9. U did really well!

    Keshi.

    Keshi

    September 2, 2008 at 5:20 am

  10. yeah yeah!!!

    Arjun

    September 2, 2008 at 7:43 am

  11. Thanks Keshi šŸ™‚

    SMM

    September 2, 2008 at 8:01 am

  12. Arjun :p

    SMM

    September 2, 2008 at 8:01 am

  13. I’ve read some fantastic quotes over the years I just wish I could remember them! šŸ˜¦

    Check out my post tomorrow there’s an award for you. šŸ™‚

    Akelamalu

    September 2, 2008 at 4:44 pm

  14. I LOVED the Gilmore girls and Gone With the Wind as well!!

    I will do this some time in the next week šŸ™‚

    Dianne

    September 2, 2008 at 6:44 pm

  15. Thanks Akelamalu…I’l be by to collect it today šŸ™‚

    SMM

    September 3, 2008 at 4:39 am

  16. Dianne: Me waiting for you to do it & thanks for accepting the tag

    SMM

    September 3, 2008 at 4:39 am


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