Sunday, August 24, 2008

Thus spoke the wise

I love quotes. At times when I have feelt I have no power left in me to fight, I have come across words so powerful that the very next moment I was back with full energy, trying to achieve what I thought I am not going to do.

Tia tagged me recently with a "list-5-of-ur-fav-quotes" tag. This is something I love to do, and here goes my favorite quotes.

1) “A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” From Old man And the Sea by Hemingway

2)"I stand at the end of no tradition.I may, perhaps, stand at the beginning of one"From The Fountainhead by AynRand

3)" I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine" From Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

4) "I have what I have given" - Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco

5) "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse" - Godfather by Mario Puzo


There are many more quotes which are near ot my heart from all these books, but I have limited myself by choosing one from each book. The next in this list will be Jonathan Livingston Seagull,Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Tao of Physics, Fathers and sons, The Prophet... the list goes on...

I tag WinniPoohie, Sameera, meghz, Preetz and ~nm. And cess, u r always tagged ;-)

18 comments:

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Now that's a nice tag!Will love to do it.Thanks :)

Cess said...

Thanks for tagging me xh ;)i ll do it asap ;)'I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse' so what do u offer? ;)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

Nice ones.. I love quotes too:) Will take up this tag soon :)

Smriti Srivastava said...

Niiiiceeee!!!

I liked the first one the most... I will self tag myself...interesting tag this one... :)

gunj said...

I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine" From Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand


i so totally love this one!!

Priya said...

Cool list ther.

Suma said...

intriguing quotes...

'i have what i have given" hmmm interesting...

--xh-- said...

@sameera: thnx, would love to read ur list...
@cess: 'offer' will come whn the time is ready ;)
@shalini: do it, would love to read :)
@smriti: :) do it da
@gunj: yup, that one totally makes sense...
@priya: thnx :)
@suma: yeah, thatis something I belive in :)

Veens said...

the best quotes ..all of 'e,!

:D

Sasmi Sinh said...

All great sayings Bukka. By the way, im reading The Fountainhead and totally hooked.
If you have more books, do send me.

preetz said...

Tagged! yaaayyy! its been ages since iv done a tag and its the BEST thing ever! thanx anoooo! hehe...loved the quotes...iv gotta start rackin my brains nwo!!!

♪♪HARINI♪♪ said...

@ really nice ones..i liked the third the best.... waah im not tagged!!! *sob* i might do it though..

~ ॐ ~ said...

5th one...

my favorite :)

Cinderella. said...

Nicey !!

Btw check out Archistar Siku's page from my blog...amazing photographer n an avid biker !!

--xh-- said...

@cindy: thanks for the link :) i will enjoy his blogs...

rahul said...

the quote by hemingway verbatim...A man can be killed but not defeated....this is what I believe in.
nice blog!!!

Gazal said...

“A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”

am going to tell my boss that,the next time she says no to one of my ideas.

Winnie the poohi said...

hey! late in commenting again! bah! but I think i read it first na ?

I am tagged yay!!

and prolly do it today :D :D

btw I love all the quote.. cant pick one as fav!