Thursday, November 27, 2014

Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling - Quotes and My Favourite Lines

To read how i felt about the book, click here - Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling

1. “Enter, stranger, but take heed
     Of what awaits the sin of greed,
    For those who take, but do not earn,
    Must pay most dearly in their turn.
    So if you seek beneath our floors
   A treasure that was never yours,
   Thief, you have been warned, beware
   Of finding more than treasure there.” 

2. “Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!” - wonder what it means???

3. “Ah, music," he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic beyond all we do here!”

4. “Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts,
     Teach us something please,
     Whether we be old and bald,
     Or young with scabby knees,
     Our heads could do with filling
     With some interesting stuff,
     For now they're bare and full of air,
     Dead flies and bits of fluff,
     So teach us something worth knowing,
     Bring us back what we've forgot,
     Just do your best, we'll do the rest,
     And learn until our brains all rot...” 

5. Transfiguration is some of the most complex and dangerous magic you will learn at Hogwarts.

6. There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other...

7. Wonder what it’s like to have a peaceful life

8. It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live

9. hard work and pain are the best teachers

10. Nothing more or less than the deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts.

11. “The forest hides many secrets.” 

12. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.

13. “It is our choices, Harry, that show us what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” 

14. The two things most human beings would choose above all — the trouble is, humans do have a 
knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them. 

15. To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.

16. “The truth.” Dumbledore sighed. “It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.

17. “That's chess!" snapped Ron. "You've got to make some sacrifices!” 

18. “There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it.” 

19. Humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.

21. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. Not a scar, no visible sign… to have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever. It is in your very skin.

22. It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

To read how i felt about the book, click here - Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling

Monday, September 29, 2014 by Abhimanyu Jha

1. Emotions are just chemical reactions induced by electrical signals created by nerves.

2. Crooks try to manipulate you, lure you in;

3. The heart has its own reasons, Veeru, that the mind knows nothing of.

4. Being cautious is not bad.

5.Being cautious won't help you in love.

6. You move on sometime, no matter how attached or hurt you were.

7. We are good at wishing our castles, aren't we? Wishing our walls and gates and stairs and rooms and towers and turrets till a few words are enough to blow them away into thin air like wisps of smoke.
8. Wanting someone without caring for them was not live by far a cry. 

9. Death is never so gentle, at-least bit to people who she leaves trapped.

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Prostitute's Daughter or The Runaway Daughter by Juliet Philip

The book is originally known as "The Runaway Daughter". "The Prostitute's Daughter" is the version which is released in India.

Here are my thoughts about the book

1. Everybody wants to fall in love... And once in love, people want to jump out of it.

2. What is the point in asking for another slice of bread or a warm hug when there aren't any to be had?

3. Encouraging word scan make such an I start and lasting impression.

4. Questioning the Collins might reveal and identity we're better off not knowing.

5. The right choice is the best decision you can make for yourself at any given time. It may not turn out as you hoped, but it is the best you could do at that point in your life.

6. There are not right or wrong decisions.

7. Your decisions are progressions to your passions.

8. Boredom is by far the worst enemy known to man.

9. Perhaps the snake never intended to become a snake; Mother nature made it a slithering snake.

10. It's very easy to feel like a victim.

11. Love cab be magical, found in an instant and feel like it is meant to be forever from the start.

12. Love does not need compromise and sacrifice.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Who Moved My Cheese by Dr. Spencer Johnson

Hooray for change....

This is how I felt about this book: Who Moved My Cheese by Dr. Spencer Johnson

Handwritings on the wall:

1. Having cheese makes you happy.

2. The more important your cheese is to you the more you want to hold on to it.

3. If you do not change, You can become extinct.

4. What do you do if you weren't afraid?

5. Smell the cheese often so you know when it is getting old.

6. Movement in a new direction helps you find new cheese.

7. When you move beyond your fear, you feel free.

8. Imagining myself enjoying new cheese even before i find it, leads me to it.

9.. The quicker you let go of old cheese, the sooner you find new cheese.

10. It is safer to search in the maze than remain in a cheesless situation.

11. Old beliefs do not lead you to new cheese.

12. When you see that you can find and enjoy new cheese, you change course.

13. Noticing small changes early helps you adapt to the bigger changes that are to come.

14. Move with the cheese and enjoy!

Other notable lines:

1. "...we resist changes because we're afraid of change."

2. Better late than never.

3. The fear you let build up in your mind is worse than the situation that actually exists.

4. "...the fastest way to change is to laugh at your own folly..."

5. A change imposed is a change opposed.

6. See what you're doing wrong, laugh at it, change and do better.

7. When you stop being afraid you feel good

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Private India by Ashwin Sanghi & James Patterson

Below are some lines, that went into my diary from the book "Private India" by Ashwin Sanghi & James Patterson

Read my thoughts about the book here: Private India: Book Review

1. "Mumbai - once known as - Bombay was a throbbing metropolis with the attitude of New York City, the chaos of Kathmandu, the vibe of Miami and infrastructure of Timbuktu."

2. "Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence."

3. "Eyes are the windows of the soul..."

4. "Life has no meaning without the presence of death."

5. "Life is simply the absence of death."

6. "A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."

7. "... one woman's hobby could often be another woman's hubby."

8. "Men who are very active in their professional lives tend to be equally active in their personal ones."

9. "A good hunter must wait patiently for hours, not allowing the prey to pick up the slightest suspicious scent."

10. "There are always second chances - both in metal and men."

11. "... if you've got them by balls, their heats and minds will follow.."

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Deliberate Sinner by Bhavna Arora

Few of my favourite lines from the book.

"... No problem was bigger than its solution"

"Either you die, or you kill your enemy; there is no other way."

"Pain and pleasure are inseparable"

"a man is the weakest after his erection and before his spurt"

"One is the best judge of one's kettle of fish."

"Love, like yawning, is contagious."

"The only thing that is ever permanent is change."

"Women are stronger than men in all respects."

"One never wins a battle through anger."

"A man helps a man, but a woman - she's the woman's  biggest enemy."

"The solution of all problems is a good fucking orgasm"

"... a damsel in distress is a darling to both men and women,..."

Older people always carry a lot of experience behind them and that is reflected in their words and actions."

"There is nothing more lucrative foe a woman than a husband caught red-handed. You could rule veer for the rest of your life."

"...if girls were not narrated stories of a prince rescuing the damsels in distress, they would not have waited for miracles to happen but instead been a little more realistic."

"It is always the unseen which is more consequential than the seen."

"With passion you never cease to grow..."

This is how I felt after I read the book (click the link)- The Deliberate Sinner - Bhavna Arora

Monday, June 16, 2014


I fail to understand the hype around this word - Virginity. ~ Amita Gulia Sehrawat

People with lost personalities will suffer a great deal more than those with lost virginities. ~ Meline Marchetta

“I know this sounds incredibly lame,
but I don't want losing my virginity
to feel like I'm losing something.
I want it to feel like I'm finding something.
I want sex to be amazing.
I want it to be life-alteringly wonderful.
And I want it to happen with someone I love.” ~  Sonya Sones

It is one of the superstitous of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue. ~ Voltaire

Virginity can be lost be a thought. ~ St. Jerome

Find a boy who would rather steal your first kiss than your virginity. ~ Xuan Ta Quotes

Having sex doesn't make you a slut, and being a virgin doesn't make you a saint. ~Unknown source

Virginity is not dignity, its lack of opportunity. ~ MArtin Kagecha quotes

It is difficult to believe in a religion that places such a high premium on chasity and virginity. ~ Madonna

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Digital Fortress by Dan Brown

I found below lines from the book Digital Fortress by Dan Brown worth noting:
  • It is said that in death, all things become clear
  • Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.
  • Many hands make light work.
  • Hiroshima, 8:15 a.m. August 6, 1945—a vile act of destruction. A senseless display of power by a country that had already won the war. 
  • You can’t jump for the stars if your feet hurt, her aunt had once told her.
  •  And when you get where you’re going, you darn well better look great!
  • There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
  •  Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will guard the guards?
  •  Act first, explain later.
  •  Child psychology only works on children.
  • There are always other options!
  • Force a hand, and it will fight you. But convince and mind to think as you want it to think, an you have an ally
  • All the pieces in the game had shifted.
  • The human mind is the fastest computer in existence.
  • I’m a survivor—but survivals nothing without honor. I’d rather die than live in the shadow of disgrace.
  • Dearest Susan,
            I love you.
                  Without wax, David.

How i found the book, read here - Digital Fortress by Dan Brown

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Below are few quotes, which goes into my diary.

  • Attitude is everything. ~ Diane von Furstenberg
  • We must become the change we want to see. ~ Mahtma Gandhi
  • The ability to live more inwardly is the hallmark of right, spiritual attitude. ~Swami Kriyananda
  • It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, more than anything else, will determine its successful outcome.~ William James
  • The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes. ~William James
  • Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. ~ Francesca Reigler
  • Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. ~ Winston Churchill
  • Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching? ~ Dennis and Wendy Mannering
  • The only disability in life is a bad attitude. ~ Scott Hamilton
  • Out attitude towards life determines life's attitude towards us. ~ John N. Mitchell
  • There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. ~William J. Bennett, The Book of Virtues
  • A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. ~Patricia Neal
  • Change your thoughts and you change your world. ~Norman Vincent Peale
  • Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. ~Katherine Mansfield
  • Positive anything is better than negative thinking. ~Elbert Hubbard
  • Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. ~Ralph Marston
  • Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. ~ Albert Einstein
  • Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. ~Zig Ziglar
  • You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations. ~ Zig Ziglar
  • People may hear your words, but thet feel their attitude. ~ John C. Maxwell
  • It is not the body’s posture, but the heart’s attitude that counts when we paray. ~ Billy Graham
  • Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new. ~ Og Mandino
  • Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative strength into a positive one. ~Hens Seley
  • My attitude is, if someone is going to criticize me, tell me to my face. ~ Simon Cowell
  • Pink isn’t just a color, it’s an attitude. ~ Miley Cyrus
  • For success, attitude is as equally important as ability. ~ Walter Scott
  • Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities. ~ Walter Scott
  • Attitude determines the altitude of life. ~ Edwin Louis Cole
  • Attitudes are more important than facts. ~ George Macdonald
  • The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight. ~ Arthur Ashley
  • There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. ~ William J. Brennan, Jr.
  • A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me. ~ David ailey
  • Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always break. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by adding humor, and your picture begins to lighten up. ~ Allen Klein
  • The higher the better. It’s more about an attitude. High heels empower women in a way. ~ Christian Louboutin
  • Great effort springs naturally from great attitude. ~ Pat Riley 
  • Age and size are only numbers. It’s the attitude It’s the attitude you bring to clothes that make the difference. ~ Donna Karan

Monday, March 24, 2014

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

I could not help but re-read the following lines on the journey of - 'A Thousand Splendid Suns".
  • One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.
  • Learn this now and learn it well, my daughter: Like a compass needle that points north, a man's accusing finger always finds a woman. Always. You remember that, Mariam.
  • There is only one, only one skill a woman like you and me needs in life, and they don't teach it in school. Look at me... Only one skill, and it's this: tahamul. Endure.
  • She remembered Nana saying once that each snowflake was a sigh heaved by an aggrieved woman somewhere in the world. That all the sighs drifted up the sky, gathered into clouds, then broke into tiny pieces that fell silently on the people below.
  • As a reminder of how women like us suffer, she'd said. How quietly we endure all that falls upon us.
  • A man's heart is a wretched, wretched thing. It isn't like a mother's womb. It won't bleed. It won't stretch to make room for you.
  • Give sustenance, Allah.Give sustenance to me.
  • But remember my girl, what the koran says, 'Blessed is he in whose hand is the kingdom, and he who has power over all things, who created death and life that he may try you.
  • Marriage can wait, education cannot.
  • Because a society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated, Laila. No chance
  • Love can move people to act in unexpected ways and move them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with startling heroism.
  • And the past held only this wisdom: that love was a damaging mistake, and its accomplice, hope, a treacherous illusion.
  • But the game involves only male names. Because, if it's a girl, Laila has already named her
  • You can not stop you from being who you are.
  • People…shouldn't be allowed to have new children if they’d already given away all their love to their old ones. It wasn't fair.
  • Of all the hardships a person has to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.
  • That I only have eyes for you.
  • Tell your secret to the wind, but don’t blame it for telling the trees.
  • The Chinese say it’s better to be deprived of food for three days than tea for one.
  • One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls
  • Mariam is in Laila's own heart, where she shines with the bursting radiance of a thousand suns, but the game involves only male names. Because, if it's a girl, Laila has already names her.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks- My Favourite lines

Below are few lines I loved from the book "The Wedding" by Nicholas Sparks

  • “What are we, after all, without our memories … without our dreams?”
  • “Everything a baby does strikes a parent as the most magical thing he/she has ever seen.” 
  • “Love I have realized is more than 3 words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.
  • “Gifts of the heart can't be claimed by anyone except the giver.” 
  • “Is it possible, I wonder, for a man to truly change? Or do character and habit form the immovable boundaries of our lives?” 
  • “How many people are ever given that chance? To have someone you fall in love with you ever over and over?”
  • "Marriage is about compromise; it's about doing something for the other person, even when you don't want to.”
  • “There is nothing quite peaceful as holding a sleeping child in the comfort of your arms and wondering how it’s possible to care so deeply.”

        Click the Link to read how I felt after reading "The wedding