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Trajectory of life

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I am in no mood to elaborate this. The chaos here, that I hated for the most part of my life, has embraced me at last. Or I just gave my warming hug to this city and surprisingly, she hugged me back! Last year, I was clueless. I was experimenting a lot with my passions and hobbies, with a hope to find out what I love most. Now I know what I love. I am alone, not surrounded by so many outlooks and ugly faces.


(This post is ‘half full’ because the main Idea behind this post is somewhere else, probably in the air, so I will update this later on. Do come back!)


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We are too late for the gods;
and too early for Being. Being’s poem,
just begun, is man.

| Martin Heidegger

Beatrice and Virgil

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After reading this second novel by Yann Martel, I was left confused. I could hardly manage to pick a side. This happens very often with most of the people who have adored people and respected them for their work, but later on they regret to have liked those awful things in the past. I was in a similar situation. I liked the novel for its first half, but then I found it really difficult to follow. I think the novel could have done a great job even without the animal characters, Beatrice and Virgil. The Author tries to invoke sympathy from the readers but he has failed there too as both the characters are laconic and at the same time repetitive.

The novel revolves around Henry-the taxidermist, Henry-the writer, Beatrice-the monkey and Virgil-the donkey. At the end, we came to know that taxidermist also happens to be a Nazi. Before we come to know about this, the author never gave us a clue why the taxidermist was so introvert and rude. Henry goes to taxidermist, helps him by giving some writing tips and came back wondering why the man is so much thankless! In between all of these, Beatrice and Virgil talks to each other in a way that makes no sense. Blabbering bores.

So, why you should read it? Well, only for the first half that offers some witty lines and narrations that form the cream of this novel. Too much animalization of the characters has made this novel more of a comic book rather than a good piece of fiction. The author makes an impact on the readers only when he talks about himself. Repetitive narrations and clichés are very much evident in most parts of the book.

Thoughts on Quotes

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The quest for finding new, tricky and amazing thoughts was continued during my childhood and thankfully, still I have that quest. I would like to give you an accumulation of all Thoughts. That said, I don’t want to force you to inspire yourself or make a story out of it, rather I want you to read, just read.

Here is that Collection! Most of them are very inspiring, amazing and certainly, not boring.

1.   As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. — Einstein

2.  If there were no God, it would have been necessary to invent him. –Voltaire

3.  The secret of walking on the Water is in knowing where the stones are….

4. Truth is never traditional and tradition is never true. Tradition belongs to the crowd and truth belongs to individual Inquirers. — Osho

5.  Money is not everything but make sure you have enough before making such a foolish statement.– Bill gates

6. We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. — Vivekananda

7. All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else. — Buddha

8. I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom. — George S. Patton

9. Art is not to be taught in Academies. It is what one looks at, not what one listens to, that makes the artist. The real schools should be the streets.”

10. It doesn’t matter if a student looks as sour as a lemon. You get lemonade by squeezing them. — Antti Allén

11. Most of the time I don’t have much fun. – The rest of the times, I don’t have any fun at all. — Woody Allen

12. My work is done. Why wait?
— George Eastman,  the founder of Kodak, in his suicide note

13. It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
–Ronald Reagan

14. TV is chewing gum for the eyes. — Frank Lloyd Wright

15. I find funny and silly the pompous kind of self-important talk about the artist who takes risks. Artistic risks are like show-business risks—laughable. — Woody Allen

16. If there’s ever a problem, I film it and it’s no longer a problem. It’s a film.
— Andy Warhol

17. Comparisons are odious. — Buddha

18. I don’t like uniforms. I don’t like people abdicating their identity to become part of some group, and then becoming obsessed with this and making capital of it. — John Simon

19. Advice and instruction have always fascinated me, partly because of their pathos—so little is transmitted in any given instance of advice or pedagogy. — Robert Pinsky

20. A leader is a dealer in hope. — Napoleon Bonaparte

21. Those are my principles. If you don’t like them I have others. — Groucho Marx

22. A certain degree of physical harmony and comfort is necessary, but above a certain level it becomes hindrance instead of help. Therefore the ideal of creating an unlimited number of wants and satisfying them seems to be a delusion and a snare. — Mahatma Gandhi

23. If you don’t use your head, it will become a burden on your neck. — Pastor Paul Amoako

24. The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist. — Rabindranath Tagore

25. Let us endeavor to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. — Mark Twain

26. I’m a patient of passion.

27. Don’t be so humble, you are not that great. — Golda Meir to a visiting diplomat.

28. We’re a generation of men raised by woman. I’m wondering if another woman is really the answer we need. –Fight Club

29. ‘Mr. Murphy, what attracts you to the leisure industry?’  In a word: pleasure. It’s like, my pleasure in other people’s leisure. –Trainspotting

30. What’s the most you ever lost on a coin toss? –No country for old men