Friday, August 22, 2008

The Quote Tag

I have been tagged by a notorious assassin and serial killer who I suspect, likes to live life in the danger lane!! Read his blog at your own risk. You may be thrown out of office for laughing hysterically at some of his victims!

The tag is called “The Quote Tag.” Now, tagging me with a Quote tag is like asking a mongaan irunna naayi about his problems....I love quotes!! And asking me to quote "only" 5 is like telling Paris Hilton to live on a budget!! This is the Height of Frustration for me!! So this might be the most difficult tag I will ever do!

( Mr Thomas Sebastian, count me in among the numerous people plotting revenge against you. I am right now making a tag exclusively wonly for you called “The Five Crushes Tag". I am already smiling in sadistic delight at the thought of you tearing your hair out in frustration because you can only jot down 5 crushes tee hee)

The Tag

Jot down 5 (arrghh) 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.


1. “For two people in a marriage to live together day after day is unquestionably the one miracle the Vatican has overlooked.”

-- Bill Cosby

Now, I am neither married nor cynical of the same, but this just cracks me up!!!

2. “Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace."

-- Oscar Wilde

Please don't think I am a pessimist folks...I am an optimist as you can see by this quote.

3. "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”

-- Teilhard de Chardin

4. Toohey: “Mr. Roark, we're alone here. Why don't you tell me what you think of me? In any words you wish. No one will hear us.”
Roark: “But I don't think of you.”

-- The Fountainhead

I love this quote because this is exactly what I would say to the numerous relatives who disapproved of my Dad's liberal way of bringing me up. "Do you know what they are talking about you?" they would ask. To which I replied “Why would I want to know what they are talking about me!!" genuinely puzzled. And this is what kept me blogging all these years. Most people do not know about the numerous Anon comments and mails I get saying "Are you aware of the consequence of what you have written!!' To which I always replied 'Why should I be!" Period.

5. "Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."

-Franklin P. Jones

Here's wishing that all of us find the love that will make this ride worthwhile!

This is a simple tag, that I complicated with my rambling :p So the people I tag need not do the same. All you need to do is write down your favorite quotes. :)

I hereby tag the following with the “The Quote Tag”-

Listening to this melodious song. Have a great weekend folks!

16 comments:

Tom said...

Welly welly welly well. That's +1 to the revenge seeking lesser mortals in my list. Actually, 5 quotes was too low for me too, but then thought "Too many cooks spoil the broth". That Roark quote is loved by everyone who've read Fountainhead; but I haven't understood much about Ayn Rand's Objectivism. They say reading "Atlas Shrugged" completes The concepts of Fountainhead, but the sheer size (over a 1000 pgs) just scared me away. Anyway, you've got a medley of quotes over there.

P.S. Assassins and cereal killers don't have crushes, don't you know criminal psychology, they only have obsessions. :P

mathew said...

loved that Bill Cosby quote..he is my all time favourite stand up comedian!!

I liked the way u have taken it interpetation of the quote of what it means to you...

btw u have taken all my tag victims!!:-$

Philip said...

Nice collection of quotes...and bravo to don't-give-a-damn blogging :)

@tom: LOL

Hari said...

Loved the 'love' quote. I've used it before in a greeting card for a once-upon-a-time-crush, if I'm not wrong.

As always, you rock, madame!

silverine said...

Tom: "Assassins and cereal killers don't have crushes, don't you know criminal psychology, they only have obsessions" LOL!! Good one! Hope that is an original "Tom" quote! :) Unfortunately I don't know criminal psychology, never having been one ;) So I will just change the tag to "The Five Obsessions Tag" :)

Mathew: Thank you! :) That's why I did the tag quickly...to poach as many people as I can! :|

Philip: Waiting to read yours...I cant get enough of quotes so this tag is a veritable feast for me. :)

Hari: Thank you sir! :)

Vikas SN said...

Nice Collection of quotes there :)
Particularly the 3rd one

scorpiogenius said...

A tag on board the 'think pad'??

Are you sure you have it in the right book? I thought this was for more serious things... :))

silverine said...

Vikas: I like that one too, especially since my Dad explained death as me leaving the body that housed me, for my stay on earth. So I strongly relate to it!

Scorpio: Well, this is a serious post actually! :)

Neena Padayatty said...

Quite a good assortment here...the explanation for no 4 reflects a strong personality.Keep it up!
Thank you for tagging me.:)

Praveen said...

good to see someone quoting from fountainhead. that book is full of quotes. Always used to wonder about the thought process of ayn rand. must 've been one crazy being... she could've been of the ilk of people who never cared about what othrs think..like u:D

| Balu | said...

Did u just pull down a post? I just saw it on google reader and when I came here, it tell me, "such a page doesn't exist" =P

silverine said...

Balu: I pulled the down the post cos I realized that this is another blog and I have refused some others bloggers who wanted to cross post here. I was under the impression that the author was a columnist like Dave Barry. I have his permission to put any of his posts in full here though.

Neena: Thank you! :)

Praveen: Well...I don't think the quote shows an attitude of indifference to people, it is more of not worrying about what people who do not or should not matter too much in your life.

Vivek Menon said...

loved the quotes..awesome !!!!

Deepti said...

Fountain quotes are my favorite too .. this one is priceless.. Almost visualised myself standing there and seeing the look on toohey's face :D

Mind Curry said...

oops..didnt know i was tagged :) nice tag though..i like it already..will do it this weekend.

the toohey-roark talk is too good. perfect for pesky relatives :)

Mind Curry said...

just dunnit.. :) thanks much.
you know, i came here and posted that comment without actually seeing my blog or your comment on tagging me :|