QUOTES: ON LETTING GO

“It’s not what we hold in our hands that is ours, but what’s left after we open our hands and let go.”
-Author Unknown

“Nothing can drag you down if you’re not holding on to it.”
-Tony Robbins

“If you wish to travel far and fast, TRAVEL LIGHT. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.”
-Cesare Pavese

 “You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.”
 -Paulo Coelho

“Your hurt may have harmed you, but it doesn’t have to destroy you.”

“Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change.”

 What one thing should you eliminate from your life because it holds you back from reaching your potential?

 “The past cannot be changed, forgotten, edited, or erased. It can only be accepted.”

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MOVIE: THREE IDIOTS

Viru S: Remember, life is a race. If you don’t run fast, you’ll get trampled. Let me tell you a very interesting story.. This is an astronaut pen. Fountain pens and ballpoint pens don’t work in outer space. So scientists spent millions to invent this pen. It can write at any angle, in any temperature, in zero gravity. One day, when I was a student the Director of our institute called me. He said, “Viru Sahastrabuddhe”. I said, “Yes, Sir”. “Come here”. I got scared. He showed me this pen. He said, “This is a symbol of excellence”. “I give it to you”. “When you come across an extraordinary student like yourself pass it on to him”. For 32 years, I’ve been waiting for that student. But no luck. Anyone here who’ll strive to win this pen? Good. Put your hands down. Shall I post it on the notice board?
Rancho: One question, Sir. Sir, if pens didn’t work in outer space why didn’t the astronauts use a pencil? They’d have saved millions.
Viru S: I will get back to you on this.

“Today, my respect for that idiot shot up. Most of us went to college just for a degree. No degree meant no plum job, no pretty wife, no credit card, no social status. But none of this mattered to him, he was in college for the joy of learning. He never cared if he was first or last.”
Farhan Qureshi

“Life is a race, Run fast or you’ll get trampled. Even to be born, one had to race 300 million sperms.”
-Viru S

Viru S: What is this?
Chatur: A koel bird’s nest, sir.
Viru S: Wrong. A koel bird never makes her own nest. She lays her eggs in other nests and when they hatch, what do they do? They throw the other eggs out of the nest, and competition over. Their life begins with murder, that’s nature. You are also like the koel birds.”
-Viru S

“Pursue excellence, and success will follow, pants down.”
-Rancho

Rancho: That day I understood that this heart scares easily. You have to trick it, however big the problem is. Tell your heart, ‘Pal, all is well. All is well.’
Raju: Does that solve the problem?
Rancho: No, but you gain courage to face it.

Machine Class Professor: What is a machine? Why are you smiling?
Rancho: Sir, to study engineering was a childhood dream. I’m so happy to be here finally.
Machine Class Professor: No need to be so happy.Define a machine.
Rancho: A machine is anything that reduces human effort.
Machine Class Professor: Will you please elaborate?
Rancho: Sir, anything that simplifies work or saves time, is a machine. It’s a warm day, press a button, get a blast of air. The fan. A machine! Speak to a friend miles away. The telephone. A machine! Compute millions in seconds. The calculator. A machine! Sir, we’re surrounded by machines. From a pen’s nib to a pants’ zip- all machines. Up and down in a second. Up, down, up, down…
Machine Class Professor: What is the definition?
Rancho: I just gave it to you, Sir.
Machine Class Professor: You’ll write this in the exam? This is a machine- up, down, up, down… Idiot! Anybody else?
Chatur Ramalingam aka ‘Silencer’: Sir, machines are any combination of bodies so connected that their relative motions are constrained. And by which means force and motion maybe transmitted and modified as the screw in its nut or a lever range turnabout a fulcrum or a pulley by its pivot etc. esp a construction more or less complex consisting of a combination of moving parts or simple mechanical elements as wheels, levers, cams etc.
Machine Class Professor: Wonderful! Perfect. Please sit down. Chatur Ramalingam aka ‘Silencer’: Thank you.
Rancho: But Sir, I said the same thing in simple language.
Machine Class Professor: If you prefer simple language, join an Arts and Commerce College.
Rancho: But Sir, one must get the meaning too. What’s the point of blindly cramming a bookish definition.
Machine Class Professor: You think you’re smarter than the book? Write the textbook definition, mister, if you want to pass.
Rancho: But there are other books…
Machine Class Professor: Get out!
Rancho: Ooh.. Why?
Machine Class Professor: In simple language- Out! Idiot! Machine Class Professor: So, we’re discussing about the machine…
Machine Class Professor: Why are you back?
Rancho: Sir, I forgot to take something…
Machine Class Professor: What?
Rancho: Instruments that record, analyse, summarize, organize, debate and explain information; which are illustrative, non-illustrative, hardbound, paperback, jacketed, non-jacketed, with foreword, introduction, table of contents, index that are intended for the enlightenment, understanding, enrichment, enhancement, and education of the human brain through sensory route of vision… sometimes touch.
Machine Class Professor: [confused] What do you mean?
Rancho: Books, Sir. I forgot to take my books. May I?
Machine Class Professor: Couldn’t you ask simply?
Rancho: I tried simply, Sir. It simply didn’t work.

With such fear of tomorrow, how will you live today?
–Ranchoddas Chanchad

For once, dump your fear, or on your deathbed, you’ll regret it. With a little courage, you could’ve turned your life around.
–Rancho

“Make your passion your profession, then work will become play.”
–Rancho/ Farjan

“How you feel, matters to me. Mr. Kapoor makes no difference. I don’t even know his first name.”
–Farjan

“I’ve always listened to you. For once, let me listen to my heart.”
–Farjan

“It took me two broken legs to get me up on my feet. Wasn’t easy to get to this attitude. You keep your job, i’ll keep my attitude.”
–Raju

“Everything is fair in love and war, and this is World War III!”
–Viru S

“When I asked this question, were you excited? Curious? Thrilled that you’d learn something new? No. You all got into a frantic
race. What’s the use of such methods even if you come first? Will your knowledge increase? No, just the pressure. This is
college, not a pressure cooker.”
-Rancho

“Even a circus lion learns to sit in front of the whip, but you call such a lion well-trained, not well-educated.”
–Rancho

“We learned a lesson in human behavior. When you friend fails, you feel bad. When your friend tops, you feel worse.”
–Farjan

“Why publicize someone’s flaws? If your iron count is low, will the doctor prescribe tonic, or air your report on TV?”
–Rancho

Rancho: For school, you don’t need tuition money, just a uniform. Pick a school, buy the uniform, slip into class. In that sea of kids, no one will notice.
MM: And if I get caught?
Rancho: Then new uniform, new school

“When thrown out of one class, he’d slip into another. He said, “First year or fourth year, it’s knowledge. Grab it.”
-Farhan

Promise Yourself

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

― Christian D. Larson

The Desiderata of Happiness

THE DESIDERATA OF HAPPINESS
1927 Prose Poem by Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere, life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Movie Quotes: The Secretariat

“Don’t let them fool you, darling. It’s not whether they think we won, it’s whether we think we won. You run your race, Penny.”

“I always knew where you stood, and I’m grateful, so grateful for the way you showed me what it was to stand up in the world, and live the way you believe.”

“His legacy to me isn’t money. It’s his will to win if you can, and live with it if you can’t.”

“This isn’t about going back. This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it, because you’ll never know how far you can go unless you run.”

“I realized something: I already won. I’m here. I didn’t quit.”