5 quotes full of wisdom from books that I've read.
How has today been for you?
For me, it was a good day, as I finally got my Mac back from the I care centre! The last 7 posts have been from my phone. I can't believe this is the 19th day of my blog marathon. Time has flown by so fast. We're already at the end of February and it feels like just the other day, we were welcoming the new year!
For today's post, I thought I would do a collection of quotes from the various books I have read over the years. These are lines from books that appealed to me. Some are observations, some are full of wisdom.
If you wish to see the review of these books do check out my Instagram Highlights where I have reviewed over a 150 books!
"As Annie Dillard put it, how you spend your days is how you spend your life. If you spend your days merely consuming random experiences, you will begin to feel like a scattered consumer."
---from "The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life" by David Brooks
"She wondered if this world would ever give credit to a housewife. No matter how hard they work, it is presumed that a woman’s duty is to look after an entirely new family and bear children for a man she has known for just a few years (or not at all). The woman’s dreams, her ambitions, her choices are laid to rest as soon as she gets into wedlock. One fine day she needs ‘permission’ from her husband and her extra family to do the things she’s dreamed of doing for so many years. It’s a ‘laxman rekha’ that housewives need to adhere to suddenly. And no one can help them."
---from "SCANDALOUS HOUSEWIVES by Madhuri Banerjee
" If success were gold, lying in rivers, love was a diamond, buried in hundreds of feet beneath the surface of the earth and unrecognisable in its natural form."
--from "Firefly Lane" by Kristin Hannah
"Presumption and conclusion are two railway stations that are miles apart. Yet there are times when we get down at one while mistaking it for the other. The blunder dawns upon us only after the train has left."
--from "Chai Chai" by Bishwanath Ghosh
" We all get dealt cards. Some of us get better cards than others. And while it’s easy to get hung up on our cards, and feel we got screwed over, the real game lies in the choices we make with those cards, the risks we decide to take, and the consequences we choose to live with. People who consistently make the best choices in the situations they’re given are the ones who eventually come out ahead in poker, just as in life. And it’s not necessarily the people with the best cards."
--from "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life ( by Mark Manson)
I hope you found value in these quotes as much as I did.
See you again tomorrow!
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Very valued thoughts . Loved them . Specially 2nd one expresses the current situations in most of the parts in india . U need to tweet this quote separately. 🙂ReplyDelete
Indeed. It's too long for twitter!Delete
Hi Preeti. I am happy you got your MAC back. It must have felt like your child coming home for the holidays! Though you posted only a few posts from the mobile, it was nice to read them along with the emojis :-) The quotes you have mentioned were like a reality check for me. I have read only one of them before (Quote 2 from Madhuri Banerjee's Book) but the rest of them were so nice, that I feel like reading those books. Thanks for the recommendation. Have a lovely day!ReplyDelete
Oh please no! Nothing compares to the joy of having my children home. I would throw away my mac if asked to pick between the two :) Please do read the books. They're all good ones.Delete
You too have a wonderful day!
That is true! Children are the epitome of happiness ❤❤Delete
A new day and a new dimension of creativity reflected in your thoughts and writing.
I especially loved the quotes and the books - Scandalous Housewives and Subtle art of not giving...
Extremely nice books.
My fav quote is from "The Godfather" - "Gratitude fades away faster than beauty does".
Lots of Love, Respect & Devotion to you
What a lovely quote from The Godfather! I loved the book!Delete