Wednesday, May 30, 2007

It's Me

"History is herstory too".
Author Unknown

“The higher mental development of woman, the less possible it is for her to meet a congenial male who will see in her, not only sex, but also the human being, the friend, the comrade and strong individuality, who cannot and ought not lose a single trait of her character.”
Emma Goldman quotes

“All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual”
Albert Einstein quotes

"The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for.”

"You no longer need to invest in self development to guarantee a bright future"

“There are not many males, black or white, who wish to get involved with a woman who's committed to her own development”
Eleanor Holmes Norton quotes

“The "silly" question is the first intimation of some totally new development”
Alfred North Whitehead quotes

“Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development.”
mcleodbr David Gottesman quotes

"If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.”
Brian Tracy quotes

"If divorce has increased by one thousand percent, don't blame the women's movement. Blame the obsolete sex roles on which our marriages were based."
Betty Friedan

"Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less"
Susan B. Anthony

"Men will often admit other women are oppressed but not you."
Sheila Rowbotham

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Clenched Soul - Pablo Neruda

We have lost even this twilight.
No one saw us this evening hand in hand
while the blue night dropped on the world.
I have seen from my window
the fiesta of sunset in the distant mountain tops.
Sometimes a piece of sun
burned like a coin in my hand.
I remembered you with my soul clenched
in that sadness of mine that you know.
Where were you then?
Who else was there?
Saying what?
Why will the whole of love come on me suddenly
when I am sad and feel you are far away?
The book fell that always closed at twilight
and my blue sweater rolled like a hurt dog at my feet.
Always, always you recede through the evenings
toward the twilight erasing statues.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Dream On...

A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish.
~W.H. Auden

He does not need opium. He has the gift of reverie.
~Anais Nin

To lose one's self in reverie, one must be either very happy, or very unhappy. Reverie is the child of extremes.
~Antoine Rivarol

Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

All religions will pass, but this will remain: simply sitting in a chair and looking in the distance.
~V.V. Rozanov

I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.
~Steven Wright

People don't come to church for preachments, of course, but to daydream about God.
~Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

I would like to dedicate this post to all the day dreamers out there and specially to my friend Priyankari...Hope you enjoy it......

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Remembering Some Great Tagore Quotes On Rabindra Jayanti

I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument while the song I came to sing remains unsung.

Praise shames me, for I secretly beg for it.

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.

Life, like a child, laughs, shaking its rattle of death as it runs.

That I exist is a perpetual surprise which is life.

Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it.

From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest.

I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.

The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence.

Asks the Possible of the Impossible, "Where is your dwelling-place?" "In the dreams of the Impotent," comes the answer.

When I stand before thee at the day's end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.

Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol.

Let the dead have the immortality of fame, but the living the immortality of love.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Laugh Out Loud!!

Even if there is nothing to laugh about, laugh on credit.
~Author Unknown

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.
~Yiddish Proverb

When people are laughing, they're generally not killing each other.
~Alan Alda

A hearty laugh gives one a dry cleaning, while a good cry is a wet wash.
~Puzant Kevork Thomajan

I've always thought that a big laugh is a really loud noise from the soul saying, "Ain't that the truth."
~Quincy Jones

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. What puts man in a higher state of evolution is that he has got his laugh on the right end.
~Max Eastman

You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
~Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis

A laugh is a smile that bursts.
~Mary H. Waldrip

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.
~Arnold Glasow

Laughter is an orgasm triggered by the intercourse of sense and nonsense.
~Author Unknown