Life’s irony

Change is the only constant in life. Stay nimble in body and mind.

Quote on Equality

…(Jose Arcadio Buendia)went back to being the enterprising man of earlier days when he decided upon the layout of the streets and the location of the new houses so that no one would enjoy privileges that everyone did not have.
From the novel ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’, Gabriel García Márquez , translation by Gregory Rabassa’

Reflections on life and death

Some leave this earth and the sun goes out of our lives;
some don’t and the sun goes out of our lives

Scent of a Woman / Dialogue on integrity

You’re building a rat ship here. A vessel for seagoing snitches, and if you think you’re preparing these minnows for manhood, you better think again, because I say you are killing the very spirit this institution proclaims it instills. What a sham. What kind of a show you guys are putting on here today? I mean, the only class in this act is sitting next to me, and I’m here to tell ya this boy’s soul is intact. It’s non-negotiable. You know how I know? Someone here, and I’m not gonna say who, offered to buy it. Only Charlie here wasn’t selling.

Lt.Colonel Frank Slade(Al Pacino) from the movie,’Scent of a Woman’

Dialogue / Scent of a Woman

“Makers of men, Creators of leaders. Be careful what kind of leaders you’re producing here. I don’t know if Charlie’s silence here today is right or wrong. I’m not a judge or jury, but I can tell you this: He won’t sell anybody out to buy his future! And that, my friends, is called integrity. That’s called courage. Now that’s the stuff leaders should be made of.”

Lt.Colonel Frank Slade(Al Pacino) from the movie,’Scent of a Woman’

To be or not to be(Mel Brooks)/dialogue

“You see my husband is that famous Polish actor, Frederick Bronski.”


“He’s world famous in Poland.”

Dialogue between Prof. Siletski(Jose Ferrer) and Anna Bronski(Anne Bancroft) from the movie,’To be or not to be’

Quote on inner-harmony

“For functional and harmonious life, temper emotion with reason.”

Quote on Courage

“Courage is fear that has said its prayers.”-From a poster in my high school principal’s office that still resounds

Dialogue / Silence of the Lambs

“First principals, Clarice. Simplicity. Read Marcus Aurelius. Of each particular thing ask; What is it in itself? What is its true nature? …”

– Dialogue between Dr. Hannibal Lecter(Anthony Hopkins) and Clarice(Jodie Foster), from the movie, ‘The Silence of the Lambs’

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