Great Quotes Close to My Heart

When you truly and deeply want something, all of the universe conspires in helping you achieve it. - The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

“It’s always good to work with people who make you feel insecure about yourself. That way, you will constantly keep pushing your limits.” - Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” - Jordan Belfort

“Most people quit because they look how far they have to go, not how far they have come.”

“Silence the angry man with love. Silence the liar with truth”

“A person who is happy is not because everything is right in his life, he is happy because his attitude towards everything in his life is right.” - Sundar Pichai

“Everything around you that you call life was made up by people, and you can change it.” - Steve Jobs

Most people settle for what they think they are capable of. But if you don’t overestimate yourself, you will never uncover what you are really capable of. - Harish V

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.

“Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”- Alan Turing

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light” - Albus Dumbledore

Sometimes there are battles that we have to keep fighting alone. - Harry Potter

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” - Dumbledore to Harry

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” - Harry Potter

“Working hard is important, but there’s something that matters even more. Believing in yourself.” - Harry Potter

“Time is the only real currency”

“In the jargon of the computer programmer, a hacker is someone who strives to solve problems in elegant and ingenious ways.” - NUS Hackers

“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted” - John Lennon


“Harry, there is never a perfect answer in this messy, emotional world. Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond the reach of magic. In every shining moment of happiness is that drop of poison: the knowledge that pain will come again. Be honest to those you love, show your pain. To suffer is as human as to breathe.” - Excerpt From: Rowling, J.K. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it.” - Muhammad Ali

‘I do not fear for I am treading on the path laid by my Lord’ - Harish V

“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” - Dwight Eisenhower

“You have to figure out what your own aptitudes are. If you play games where other people have the aptitudes and you don’t, you’re going to lose. And that’s as close to certain as any prediction that you can make. You have to figure out where you’ve got an edge. And you’ve got to play within your own circle of competence.” - Warren Buffett

On the street I saw a naked child, hungry and shivering in the cold. I became angry and said to God, “Why do you permit this? Why don’t you do something?” For a while God said nothing. That night he replied, quite suddenly, “I certainly did something. I made you.”

“Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.” - Malcom Forbes

“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it” - Simon Sinek

“Do not wait for someone else to come and speak for you. It’s you who can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

“If you keep on doing what you’ve always done, you will keep getting what you’ve always gotten.”

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” - Steve Jobs

“Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” - Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement, 2005

Jugaad (a Hindi word that means an improvised fix) - a clever solution born in adversity.

“Happiness is a choice, not just a result” - Me

“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.” - William Shakespeare

“Fake it ’til you become it”

“I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.” - Life of Pi

“In a very real sense we have two minds, one that thinks and one that feels.” - Daniel Goleman

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated” — Confucius

“A goal without a plan is only a wish.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“I have late night conversations with the moon, he tells me about the sun and I tell him about you.” - S.L. Gray

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

I will be keeping this list updated. Stay tuned!