I, The Absolute

Impressions & Imitations

Posted by itheabsolute on May 11, 2006

Nothing much to write. Just scribbling down some thoughts – some mine and some someone else’s

1. People’s representative? Who can represent me; I am myself. I do not intend anybody to represent me – D H Lawrence

2. If it could have been done, it would have been done, provided it was tried. Since it is not done, either conclusion is possible. It cannot be done or it has not been tried

3. Knowledge is built on the edifice of leisure

4. Fedora complex – the fear of ageing. All will succumb to it

5. As many people so many minds/kinds

6. I want to live in the world on my terms – Hemmingway. That Hemmingway later committed suicide is a different matter

7. Happiness must be produced not merely consumed – G B Shaw

8. With the possible exception of equator everything begins somewhere

9. A great bliss is that the innermost thought CAN remain undivulged

10. ………..Physical comfort, indeed, is a precondition for further thought

11. I keep six honest serving men. They taught me all I know. Their names are what and why and when and how and where and who ….rudyard kipling

12. Style begins with imitation (dont know who said it)

13. Conscience is mostly a matter of convenience. On things convenient to us we can be moralistic. On things otherwise a little licence is always possible.

14. Of course, I do not believe in it. But I understand it brings luck whether you believe in it or not – N Bohr

15. We will do all that is possible now. The impossible will take a little longer – Anonymous

16. The idea of an agreeable person is one who agrees with me – Samuel Johnson

17. Success covers a multitude of blunders – Shaw

18. Our faults irritate us most when see them in others – A Dutch proverb

19. To a friend’s house, the road is never long – anonymous

20. What is common need not be simple

21. A rebel destroys the system; a revolutionary transforms it

12 Responses to “Impressions & Imitations”

  1. whooz


    how has life been. where r u headed / heading after ur doctoral program


  2. Hi Kishore

    hmm…again..the busy-ness of life.

    unfortunately, there is a large disincentive for children to develop the habit of questioning. parents don’t like children questioning. that is when the habit of questioning is halted.

    i couldnt agree with you more


  3. jasmine

    sorry for the delay. also sorry… i have no idea about the schools u have written.



  4. Hi Debraj

    The busyness of life has really taken a toll of my reading. A few things in life can match the pleasure the reading of a good book can give.

    thanks for reading


  5. Anonymous said

    Hello Vijay

    Good ones! Especially liked the second one.



  6. well, vijay, how come a long gap in between postings..

    very good ones..
    kipling’s faithful questions are the key to getting on to the rt track in any problem solving enedeavour..
    if only managers adopt these, with a strictly zero -based approach, lot of dust will get cleared and simple but effective solns emerge.

  7. jasmine said

    hm…yup v. true! well was wondering if u cld help me on this: my frnds have applied to Copenheagen bus skool n want to know how good n reputable it is? it has tie ups w. brandeis univ. in boston. have ever heard of the prev school? if so can u throw any light on etierh schools n how gd n reputable they are?

  8. Anonymous said

    it seems u r a voracious reader…
    well collected quotes…

    PhD Student, S.Korea

  9. Hi Hari


    Good to see you blogging. u surely have one additional reader.


  10. Jasmine
    In our busy-ness, we really dont bother about what difference the readings of some great people can bring……….
    thanks for writing

  11. Harikesh said

    Hi Vijay

    Awesome collection. Shows how much you read and absorb.

  12. jasmine said

    Phew! 🙂 some very well defined thoughts n words of wisdom … i liked them all esp the 14th and 21st! 🙂

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