Sunday, March 21, 2010

The unnoticed 200...

24 February 2010 was a landmark date in history of cricket. The most famous man of modern day cricket (Bradman was from a prior generation) had entered his name in the annals of history by notching up 200 runs in an ODI. Tributes and praises flowed like a flooded river on a rainy day. A few days later, something else happened too. Something that started out on 19 January 2007 and finally reached a similar numerical mark on the 9 March 2010. So while no one will quote that it took 1145 days to get there and while it didn’t garner so much attention, here it is anyways...

The 15 that bring me to my 200th quote:

A little fantasy is necessary for the sanity within reality. The trick is to know where to draw the line.

Edison is known less for the 2000 failed experiments with the light bulb than he is for the 1800+ patents he filed. Bottom-line is, it is ok to fail only if you eventually succeed.

Education doesn't teach us how to deal with the harsh realities of life. When faced with these, it teaches us that we ourselves are to be blamed.

I don't want to believe in life after death because I don't want to see God standing at the end of the white light with a smirk on his face that says, "You got it all wrong!"

I like real women. Unfortunately all the ones I've met so far are complex.

If you hit rock-bottom hard enough, you might just get lodged there.

It is never the end of the world, except unless it is actually the end of the world.

I've got all the trappings of a genius, except maybe the intellect.

Just because it has been all bad so far, do you think everything's gonna turn round and become positive? What do you think life is? An integer?

My pet peeve about smart-phones is that they fool some of their users into believing that having one makes them smarter.

Some describe a lifetime in a sentence. Others describe lifetime as a sentence. I wish to do neither.

The colour of an object is the one which the object rejects and reflects out. Even in nature you are best known by what you don't do.

The necessary conditions for saving the earth are that the process is either fashionable or economically profitable to do so.

What we are, is the sum total of all the hurts we've received.

When the grapes are sour, get into the vinegar business!

You cannot change the world. You can only change the world.

4 comments:

Henri said...

Hmm, well, actually the title of your post was strange for me because I don't watch cricket, till I read like a whole lotta lines. Anyway, I like a few of these, a lot, a lot - esp the one about hitting rockbottom. Didn't understand the one about you liking real women, but having met only complex one!

So all in all, there's one girl, who is 'simply' delighted on your 200 boy! Awesome, now put all of them in a single post!

Abhijit Karnik said...

@Henri: It's a maths joke. There is the real number domain and then the complex number domain. Complex numbers are not real. So if a woman is complex, she cannot be real. :-)

Rekha said...

Hey Abhijit,

I don't know if I ever mentioned to you, but I love ur quotes :) Congrats on ur 200 and keep going...gotta make a book soon!

Abhijit Karnik said...

@Rekha:

Thank you :)