Saturday, December 17, 2011

Lines For Life

Some books are close to my heart, and some lines closer. They have changed the way I look at my life and my people. Some have made me smile, some have made me cry and most importantly all of them have made me feel. I sleep and wake up with them. Here are a few of them. Let me know if any of them touch you too. In no particular order:

" For you a thousand times over"
 Hassan in Khlaed Hosseini's 'The Kite Runner'

"I keep myself busy. Time goes faster that way"
Clare in Audrey Niffenegger's 'Time Traveler's Wife'

"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends"
Albus Dumbledore in JK Rowling's 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'

“Love simply is.” 
Athena in Paulo Coelho's The Witch of Portobello

“Someone who thinks death is the scariest thing doesn't know a thing about life” 
Lily in Sue Monk Kidd's 'The Secret Life of Bees'

“Every life has one true love snapshot” 
Mitch Albom in his 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven'

Do share your favorites:-)


AnicA said...

"who must follow these prerogatives, these hidden histories of the chameleon word 'love'? "
(An Equal Music- (Vikram Seth)

"I believe that being happy is the only important thing." (Chocolat- Joanne Harris) said...

Not from a book, but an all time favourite of mine...
"Some goals are so worthy, it's glorious even to fail"
from the diaries of Capt Manoj Kumar Pandey PVC

shwetha said...

I like the first one, also these:

"There is a way to be good again". (Rahim khan in Kite runner)

"Love means not ever having to say you're sorry" (Jennifer in Erich segal's Love story)

"Circle has no beginning"
"People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right"
(Albus Dumbledore in probably Deathly hallows- cant remember exactly)

"Big cities are dreadfully lonely places & London is no exeption. A big city cannot afford to have its attention distracted from the important job of being a big city by such a tiny, unimportant item as your happiness or mine".
"A great city is like a battlefield, you need to be a fighter to live in it, not exist. Mark you, live". (Stranger in E.R.Braithwaite's To sir with love).

Beyond Horizon said...

Love simply is! ;)

Few of my fav :
“You haven't lost your smile at all, it's right under your nose. You just forgot it was there.”

"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right. You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."
Marilyn Monroe

Raksha Bhat said...

@Anica: Loved both:)Welcome to the blog:)

@mindlesslampoons: thats true:)

@TV: I like them all!

@Poo: Are they all from books?

Beyond Horizon said...

No R, they aren't from books. First one I dont know who quoted it.

Second is by Marilyn Monroe.

and one more to add:
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.”
By Brian Littrell said...

"She had never imagined that curiosity was on the many masks of love"

- GGM, Love in the time of cholehra

“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your
strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it
will never be used to hurt you.”

- George R.R Martin (Tyrion Lannister), A game of thrones