My Pick From The Most Beautiful Literary Quotes Of All Time.

Book readers and avid fans of literature are suckers for quotes. Some hold on to them forever, some, like me, tend to forget them as soon as they close the pages. Thanks to this blog, I will be able to preserve some of my most favorite quotes, which I have come across while reading or while stalking words on the internet. Take a look and tell me how many of them do you love as well!


“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” -Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

“In our village, folks say God crumbles up the old moon into stars.” — One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

“You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.” – The Road by  Cormac McCarthy

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart; I am, I am, I am.”
— The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” – Frankenstein by Mary Shelly

“The pieces I am, she gather them and gave them back to me in all the right order.”
— Beloved by Toni Morrison

“Sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are.” The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night time by Michael Haddon

“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”
— East of Eden by John Steinbeck

“One must be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

“Call me Ishmael.” – Moby Dick by Herman Melville (not a quote per se, but it is magnetic)

“Neighbours bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between. Boo was our neighbour. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good luck pennies, and our lives.”To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

 

 

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Rabindranath Tagore : Quotes That Stay With You

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Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.


Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.


It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.


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


Man goes into the noisy crowd to drown his own clamor of silence.


When old words die out on the tongue, new melodies break forth from the heart; and where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders.

14 Lessons That I Picked Up From My Copywriting Course

I have been busy pursuing a short term copy writing course in my city. The idea was to refresh my knowledge and to learn something new. I am almost about to wrap up the course and I want to share some key takeaways, mostly the quotes by David Ogilvy, which have inspired me.

  1. The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible. David Ogilvy
  2. Talent, I believe, is most likely to be found among nonconformists, dissenters, and rebels. David Ogilvy
  3. On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar. – David Ogilvy
  4. When you reach for the stars, you might not quite get one, but you won’t come up with a handful of mud either. – Leo Burnett
  5. Resist the usual. – Raymond Rubicam
  6. Sometimes the most important job advertising can do, is to clarify the obvious. Jay Chiat
  7. A word after a word after a word is power. — Margaret Atwood
  8. The client will always pick the concept that you like the least, so never present any concepts you don’t like – Robert Fleege
  9. Any copy that runs on a billboard should fit on the back of a business card. – John Pavao, Clearchannel Outdoor
  10. Copy is a direct conversation with the consumer.  – Shirley Polykoff
  11. The first draft of anything is shit. —Ernest Hemingway
  12. The most powerful element in advertising is the truth. – William Bernbach
  13. Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell and advertise. – Ted Turner
  14. Nobody reads ads. People read what interests them. Sometimes it’s an ad. – Howard Gossage

Quote: B by Sarah Kay

Because no matter how wide you stretch your fingers, your hands will always be too small to catch all the pain you want to heal. Believe me, I’ve tried.

Read the full poem here: http://ohsarahkay.tumblr.com/b

30 Day BOOKS Challenge – Day 20 and Day 21

Note: Just because the tone of both these challenge questions are quite similar in nature, I have clubbed them into one. Brace yourself, winter is coming this post will be a tad bit lengthy. 😉

While I was scouting for the best ones to put forth, I was literally drooling by merely going through Pinterest book posts. If only I could do that all day long 😀

Day 20: Your favorite quotes about books

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child. – Dr. Seuss

No two persons ever read the same book. –Edmund Wilson

 A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. – GRRM, A Game Of Thrones/A Song Of Ice And Fire Series

What you don’t know would make a great book. –Sydney Smith

Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood. –John Green

Day 21: Your favorite quotes from books

I know it is a bad thing to break a promise, but I think now that it is a worse thing to let a promise break you. – Jennifer Donnelly, A Northern Light

Neighbours bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between. Boo was our neighbour. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good luck pennies, and our lives. – Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

There are few people whom I really love and still fewer of whom I think well. – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Always. -J.K.Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Learn this now and learn it well. Like a compass facing north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. Always. You remember that, Mariam. – Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

 

30 Day Game Of Thrones Challenge – Day 30

With this post…the series of Game of Thrones Challenge comes to a close. I thank Patrick (who has his own lovely blog on GOT), Santulan, Kanzensakura and everyone else who have been on exploring GOT and adding to my meagre knowledge 🙂 It was awesome sharing the same passion as you guys. Yeayy!!!! 😀

Day 30: One celebrity from the show you would love to meet IRL?

I would love to meet Arya Stark/Maisie Williams. When I was on Twitter, I used to follow her and she has a wacky sense of humor. She also has a pet tortoise and is cool in every which way. Yeay and yeay 😀 And because I am such a greedy person :P, I would also love to meet Peter Dinklage and Pedro Pascal 😀

Whom would you like to meet and why?

30 Day Game Of Thrones Challenge – Day 29

Day 29: Free day

Today, I will tell you a very weird thing. I don’t know…but ever since I have known that this man is pure evil walking free, I have hated him to the core. His sigil, his very personal sigil is that of a Mockingbird.

And know what? Everytime I see him, all I  I can think of “To Kill A Mockingbird” and that is a book by Harper Lee 😛 It can be autobiography of the person who wipes this cunning little evil thing from the map of Westeros.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 Day Game Of Thrones Challenge – Day 28

Day 28: If you were to be in Westeros, which profession would you like to take up?

I would be a Maester by profession. Why? Well, I have a certain thirst for knowing everything that exists in the world. The chain worn by a maester, with the links having special significance will be my badge of honour or rather, my “degrees” that I will proudly display. I would teach the kids of noble houses – another favorite occupation. Also, I would be able to heal people with injuries so, I can also be a medico!! Multitasking is indeed a fascinating thing and in Westeros, it becomes double the fun 😛

 

30 Day Game Of Thrones Challenge – Day 27

Day 27: Best Costume In The Show

I love the detailing that is done on all the costumes that is done on the show. The designers do know their job isn’t it? Here is a peek into an exhibit that will give you all the feels 😛

The best costume according to me is those of the wildlings. How they substitute stuff to create amazing winter protection gear is simply awe-inspiring. Good job team GOT 🙂

30 Day Game Of Thrones Challenge – Day 26

Day 26: A Fan Theory You Strongly Support?

There are a number of fan theories floating like boats in the Riverlands in ASOIAF. Like you have Jon Snow being the son of a Stark and a Targaryen. This being quite an obvious choice. But the theory that really had my mind-blown was that Tyrion is supposedly a Targaryen. That will really change the Game – of thrones and otherwise 😉

 

30 Day Game Of Thrones Challenge – Day 24 and Day 25

Day 24: Favourite House Motto?

My vote goes for House Arryn – As High As Honour. The Martell motto – Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken comes a close second.  The Grejoy motto – We Do Not Sow- the third favourite. 😀

Day 25:A scene that made you cry?

Well, not cry…but the only scene that moved me immensely…was when Jaime pushed Bran out of the window. It was the biggest shocker…!!! And then I got used to all the violence in the show. 😛

30 Day Game Of Thrones Challenge – Day 23

Day 23: Lord Of The Rings Or Game Of Thrones?

This one is a lame comparison. Took it up because I am running late and running out of ideas.

A. Both are set in different worlds

B. Both have totally different set of story lines

C. I love them both equally (also, I saw them without reading the books 😛 )

So, both are on the same level for me. I can’t compare apples and oranges 😉

30 Day Game Of Thrones Challenge – Day 22

Day 22: Choose a house and bannermen?

Martell is obviously my house of choice. The bannermen will be the Targaryens, the Starks, the Tullys, and of course, the Baratheons of the Dragonstone.

**And they will spell doom for House Lannister and the so-called House Baelish 👿

 

30 Day Game Of Thrones Challenge – Day 20

Day 20: Three Words That Define Game Of Thrones For You?

BEST-IMAGINATIVE-FICTION

I have no other words for the series, which has a bit of everything. It would be different with no magical elements. It would lose its character if it had happy endings to the story arcs. It would not have the desired effect without GRRM’s words. Give the man an award or two now 😀 😀

Book Excerpt: Bridge to Terabithia By Katherine Paterson

Bridge to Terabithia is a book I read roughly four years ago. I loved it because of the way it portrayed friendship blooming in the countryside. The simple and warm narrative was another add-on. A great break from run of the mill Vamire-Werewolf laden Young Adult literature. Here are some of the excerpts I adore:

“Ain’t ‘cha gonna run?” she asked.

“No,” he said, shoving the sheet away. “I’m gonna fly.”


“It was up to him to pay back to the world in beauty and caring what Leslie had loaned him in vision and strength. ”


“It’s like the smarter you are, the more things can scare you.”


“Sometimes it seemed to him that his life was delicate as a dandelion. One little puff from any direction, and it was blown to bits.”

30 Day Game Of Thrones Challenge – Day 19

Day 19: Who will you send to the Night’s Watch?

I am thinking only about the protection of the realm and this is the base of my answer.

I would like to send – Jaquen Haghar or faceless assassins to the Night’s  Watch – I do not even need to explain his skills 😉

Varys as the new Maester or Vice Maester is also an apt choice for the Crows.

P.S. Let Littlefinger be thrown off the wall. Or kicked beyond the wall.

30 Day Game Of Thrones Challenge – Day 18

Day 18: Trial By Combat…Name Your Champion

Given the recent developments of the show and the developments in the book that I know of, I would definitely choose Arya Stark as my trial by combat champion. I would like to pitt her against Cersei so that she can strike off her from her list and you know…;)

30 Day Game Of Thrones Challenge – Day 17

Day 17: Say a Hodor Joke

I love this one here.

Point to be noted: Those of you, who do not know who Hodor is, he is this cutesy giant of a man who seems to be dimwit but is a sweetheart. He can only say one word and that is “Hodor”. There are many variations of Hodors that constitute Hodorism. Needless to say, this has led to numerous memes. I hope that the take on Hodor in the link pasted above, makes some sense even to non GOT fans 🙂 Cheers!