Saturday, August 23, 2008

Quote Unquote!

I GOT TAGGED by the GREAT Mathew!

This is what i thought first when i read this Tag in Mathew's Blog! It's a simple deal, nothing that tough!

Jot down 5 of your favorite quotes from the various books you've read. If you don't have the books with you now, googling (Wikiquotes and the like) can be used to find them. Tag five people and acknowledge the person who tagged you.

So here it goes!

1) From Fight Club: Tyler Says "Man, I see in Fight Club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see it squandered. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables - slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our great war's a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars, but we won't. We're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off."

I'd say this quote explains a lot of inhibitions in the present angry young man living in any place in the world!

2) From The Godfather : Don Corleone says "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse."

Among my most favourite dialogues ever! Best way to close a business or a personal deal!

3) From The Alchemist : Narrator Says "When you want something - the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."

I've found the reverse to be quite true in my life, but then it's always better to believe that this'll come true in my life too! Mera number bhi aayega! :)

4) From Catcher in the Rye: Holden "What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though."

The book was a real good read for me. I'd looked a lot for this book and was very eager to read it. But then it wasn't that great feeling at the end! But then the ideas of Holden do match mine at times(I felt so)

5) From American Wedding: Finch says "Hey i'm gonna give you a little piece of advice: love life, get paid, then get laid. That is the basic philosophy of... The Finch-meister!"

Even though this isn't from a book and this might be RATED for many people, i believe that this is the best advice for any bachelor! Though the LAID part can be omitted :)

So that's it

Now comes the nice part, tagging OTHERS.

I tag:

  1. Hari, coz he's too eager to get this tag!
  2. Viajero, coz he's an avid reader from the impression i have, so might get some great quotes
  3. Hari Vishnu, Same reason as above. Hope he gets time to do it!
  4. Abhijith, My namesake junior who's having a good time teaching now!
  5. pR@tz, Another guy who's quote list i'd like to get
  6. Abhilash Sir, A person with more books than clothes i'd say. So eager to know his take on this.


Hari Vishnu said...

hmm i shud say fight club was one of the first ones on my mind.. esp after haris blog recently, i saw the movie again recently :-)..

hmm thanx for this one.. yea its a pretty interesting and nice tag, maybe one ive wanted to do..

mathew said...

the Godfather quote is an alltime classic..but how come you quoted from the dont talk about the fightclub!;-D

great movie quotes..thanks for taking it..

Hari said...

Fight club rocks, yes! Thanks for introducing me to the movie! I'm goanna add this quote to my list when I blog. Sure! :P

I knew you'd put the Godfather quote too. Gut feeling. :D

My fav is 'The American Wedding' quote, though.

Awesome set of quotes. All of them go a long way in defining 'you' as a person. Rock on, bro! :-)

(I typed in my comment last time and forgot to click the 'publish' button. That's the reason for the late comment. :|)

manoranjini said...

Thoughtful (and useful!) tag this one!!Had fun reading it as quotes are a universally accepted addiction for anyone who reads ..
The fight club quote was awesome and thanx for publishing it here !
I may just steal this tag and take it up myself ;that's another one in my wishlist for when 'i have some time on hand ' !
:-) keep up the gud work!

Abhi said...

@ Hari Vishnu - Don't have to say about fight club all the time, it's one helluva movie, esp for our generation. I've seen it a lot many times to quote each and every dialogue in it.

@ Mathew - Thank you so much for the tag, o mighty poet :)

@ Hari - I'd love to make these quotes the basis of my life, but then sometimes quotes look good only in movies, not life. Looking out for your take on it soon.

@ Manoranjini - Ur alive? I thought ur blog's soul was put to rest in the blogosphere:). Lusts kidding. I'm happy to see that you liked this tag and are gonna take it up. Looking forward to it.

Abhi said...

People if anyone wants to see how wonderful this tag can be done do check Abhilash Sir's take on this tag HERE

Sreehari H said...

i like the first 3