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Quotes From Here And There

Albert Einstein
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.
Dylan Thomas
I fell in love – that is the only expression I can think of – at once, and am still at the mercy of words, though sometimes now, knowing a little of their behavior very well, I think I can influence them slightly and have even learned to beat them now and then, which they appear to enjoy.
Eddie Cantor
It takes twenty years to become an overnight success.
Edward Abbey
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
e e cummings
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best night and day to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight and never stop fighting.
Eyler Coates
We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually produce a masterpiece. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Gustave Flaubert
The one way of tolerating existence is to lose oneself in literature as in a perpetual orgy.
Going to the Opera is like making love; we get bored but we come back.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If I love you, what business is it of yours?
John Steinbeck
Only through imitation do we develop toward originality.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
There is no remedy so easy as books, which if they do not give cheerfulness, at least restore quiet to the most troubled mind.
Leonard Cohen
Ring the bells that still can ring;
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything;
That's how the light gets in.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
Paul Sweeney
You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
Peter Altenberg
I never dreamed of being Shakespeare or Goethe, and I never expected to hold the great mirror of truth up before the world; I dreamed only of being a little pocket mirror, the sort that a woman can carry in her purse; one that reflects small blemishes, and some great beauties, when held close enough to the heart.
Robert Frost
In three words, I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money.
Satchel Paige
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.
Thomas Mann
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
V S Naipaul
The writer has only to listen very carefully and with a clear heart to what people say to him, and ask the next question, and the next.

My Personal Library

helo sir

Every couple of months, I must suffer the (somewhat amusing) trauma of an email like this one in my inbox:

hello sir,
           hope u r fine....i m also....my name is Aaa bbb
and  I m doing my m.tech from computer science  from aaaa kkkkk
engineering college, its my 2nd sem.....i m not able to decide my
project,actually i have no interest in coding and so i dont want such
project in which coding is required...so please can u suggest me any
project.....need ur help please

Though I generally try hard not to judge people, there are any number of reasons why an email like the one above is wrong. A masters student in CS with no interest in coding?! Further, since the person is doing a masters and has no interest in coding, (s)he may end up teaching in one of our many "educational" institutions, which depresses me no end.

I cannot even begin to imagine the pain (multiplied many times over) that faculty at IITs must suffer handling such emails almost everyday. See this to know what I am talking about.


    I have a stupid question ....

    I have an AIR 88 and got an IITB admit...

    But my Btech percentage is 64% ...

    The reason i am doing mtech is i cant get into google on my own...

    Money is not my interest...
    Google has been a dream and a constant motivation throughout my life.....

    Please tell me whether my lower grades will kill my dream...

    This comment has been removed by the author.

    See my answer to the question What is the scope after doing M.Tech. from IIT? for an indirect response to your question.


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