A Man Who Carries a Cat by the Tail Learns Something He Can Learn in No Other Way: Mark Twain

When I first came across this quote, a short film started playing in my head: Someone (not me, I promise!) is carrying a cat by its tail; the cat, seeing that its upside down, is understandably confused and angry, violently lunging to attain a normal posture. After several attempts, it finally manages to strike theContinue reading “A Man Who Carries a Cat by the Tail Learns Something He Can Learn in No Other Way: Mark Twain”

Many People Die at 25 and Aren’t Buried Until They are 75: Benjamin Franklin

Did you understand the meaning of this quote when you first read it in the title? To be honest, I didn’t. In fact, when I first read this famous quote by Benjamin Franklin (an American scientist, inventor, politician and the man whose face is printed on the US dollar), I thought I read it wrong.Continue reading “Many People Die at 25 and Aren’t Buried Until They are 75: Benjamin Franklin”

You Don’t Drown by Falling in Water; You Drown by Staying There: E.L Cole

If the same analogy is to apply to the situation that the world finds itself in, what’s the next step? COVID-19 has affected everyday lives of people around the world. We are all drowning in the news coming from all directions. We are drowning in depressing news of people dying, doctors having to make choicesContinue reading “You Don’t Drown by Falling in Water; You Drown by Staying There: E.L Cole”

Wound Is The Place Where Light Enters You – Rumi

Sadness, disappointment, anguish, hopelessness… We, being humans, are prone to feeling these emotions more frequently than we would like to admit. The triggers that could lead us to this pit are too many to count. Loss of a loved one, struggle with a chronic illness, a crippling disability, lack of financial resources, one or manyContinue reading “Wound Is The Place Where Light Enters You – Rumi”

I Like Work; It Fascinates Me. I Can Sit and Look At It For Hours: Meaning and My Take

Jerome K Jerome is known for a lot of things. And being funny is right on top. I was surfing the web randomly one fine day – I chanced upon this quote by Jerome K Jerome: “I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” Mind you, this wasContinue reading “I Like Work; It Fascinates Me. I Can Sit and Look At It For Hours: Meaning and My Take”

What Does Not Kill You, Makes You Stronger: Meaning and My Take

These words from Friedrich Nietzsche have inspired many of us over the years – and like a perfectly-aged whiskey, they have only gotten better. The times that we find ourselves in today amid the COVID-19 crisis, these words are more powerful than ever before : What does not kill you, makes you stronger. Here, letContinue reading “What Does Not Kill You, Makes You Stronger: Meaning and My Take”