Not-so-usual Quotes

We have all heard quotes, but some, just strike the bulls eye.. and you think, “Wow!!”

Here, on this new page, I will share the quotes that have ‘wowed’ me and hope will ‘wow’ you too.

The butterfly told the caterpillar, “You must want to change”

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly” – that’s the original quote, but I usually add another tangent to it. If the caterpillar doesn’t want to change, it will not come out of its cocoon, and not see the life of the butterfly.

Water the roots, not the fruit.

I am not sure who is the original author of this quote, because I can see it mentioned in various forms by many speakers and also mention of similar concept in the Bible.

“Nothing has meaning except for the meaning you give it.”

When you look at someone’s face you see a face, eyes, nose, mouth, chin, hair. All of these are neutral. Then you add blue eyes, big nose, tiny mouth, pointed chin, beautiful or ugly you give it qualities based on personal perceptions. Without the judgements there is no meaning – the thing just is.

Courage does not mean absence of fear. It means taking action in spite of, and in the presence of, fear.

Think  Act

Outside the Box

If you fail, don’t quit. Begin again, intelligently. It’s failure that adds to your ‘experience’, success only makes you weaker. One who hasn’t seen the dark night will never appreciate the sunlight.

Adaptation of a similar quote by Henry Ford

The tiger doesn’t lose sleep over the opinion of sheep.

A plan that admits no modification is destined to fail. Even a stream cuts across the rocks and changes course to flow freely.


It’s words that ‘undress’ you; always.

One sees it as ‘exit’, another, ‘entry’. It all depends on perspective.

Don’t just ‘look’, see

Look outside, to dream

Look inside, to awaken

Adapted from quote by Carl Jung


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