Quota of Quotes
“I buy more books than I can finish. I sign up for more online courses than I can complete. I fundamentally believe that if you are not learning new things, you stop doing great and useful things.”
– New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, in a letter to employees after being appointed to succeed Steve Balmer.
“That was the narrowest golf course I’ve ever played. … I was a little nervous on some of those tee shots.”
– Tiger Woods, speaking after playing a charity skins game at Delhi Golf Club. It was his first visit to India, earning him a reported $2 million. (GolfingIndia.com)
“Have you seen a stone from the river? The same waves wash it over and over again, until it is smooth and true. This is what I hope my work to be ultimately, something that started out raw and wound up washed until it became its most authentic self.”
– Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, award-winning author of “The Last Song of Dusk” (2004) and “The Lost Flamingoes” (2009). (DNA)
“I have come from despair, led a life full of disappointment. I hadn’t imagined I’d reach this level, but practice gave my body sanctity which made my methods popular across the world.”
– Yoga guru BKS Iyengar, 96, who has been chosen to receive the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award. (Pune Mirror)
“I am not happy to be a criminal in my own country. But I certainly plan to continue being a criminal in my own country if it should come to that.”
–Author Vikram Seth, speaking before the Indian Supreme Court declined to review Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which bans homosexuality. (FirstPost.com)
“The remarkable thing about teaching is that it enriches the learner as well as the teacher. I am fortunate to be in such a profession.”
–Dr. Meera Chandrasekhar, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Missouri, who was named the recipient of Baylor University’s Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. The $250,000 award is the only national teaching award presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching.
Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
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