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Category : August 1998

Quotes & Quips



"To do good is noble. To advise others to do good
is also noble...and much less trouble."

American humorist Mark Twain (1835?1910)"


A boy asks God, "How much is a million rupees to you?" God says, "Like one rupee." The boy asks, "How much is a million years to you?" and God answers,"It's like one second." The boy asks, "Can I have a rupee?" God answers, "Sure, just give me a second to finish what I'm doing."

Most film workers live in fear of not working again. Voting for a comeback performance is sending out good karma. Top Hollywood critic Gene Siskel, speaking at the 1998 Oscar awards on the benefit to all comeback actors and actresses when one of them wins an award.

Our civilization has come under a new assault with the entire globalization of a rotten food culture. The McDonald's experience is really the experience of eating junk whilst thinking you are in heaven. Environmentalist Vandana Shiva criticizing fast food chains. She is the Director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy, a network of researchers specializing in sustainable agriculture and development in India.

However subtle the sundry texts he studies, a man is left with his native intelligence. Tirukural, Verse 373

A little boy asked his father, "Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?" His father replied, "I don't know, son. I'm still paying for it."

My grandfather said that there were two kinds of people--those who did the work and those who took credit. He said I should always try to be in the first group, because there was much less competition. Indira Gandhi, late Prime Minister of India.

I asked a bookstore clerk, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.