Thursday, March 08, 2007

World's Fastest Indian

A couple of quotes kind of stood out from this Anthony Hopkins movie. Inspiring, motivational quotes, if someone cares for them.

If you don't follow your dreams, you might as well be a vegetable.

Another one, on the similar lines.

If you don't go when you want to go, when you go, you'll find you've gone.
Lastly, something from Theodore Roosevelt. I am copying the entire original quote:

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

Needless to say, everyone needs a motivational speech every once in a while. Something to keep the energy level high when chips pile up on the other side of the table. That said, I have always been on the cynical side of these motivational words -- I used to flaunt a poster from Despair, Inc in my office for a while. Maybe there's a middle ground somewhere. :)


Divesh said...

"If you don't go when you want to go, when you go, you'll find you've gone."

shouldn't it be ... "you'll find *you're* gone"

Vikas said...

Grammatically, "you've gone" seems better. "You're gone" seems lot more colloquial. That said, I am not too sure now either way what was said. "You've gone" sounds ok...