Varun Agarwal · 250 pages
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“Later when, dude? Like when you’re thirty-five? You are twenty-two now, if you have to take any risks, this is going to be the time. I mean imagine you’re thirty-five with kids and family, you wouldn’t want to leave your job then, man. There would be too much at stake then, right?”
“We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?”
“Enthu cutlet is a typical Bangalore word and refers to someone who gets over-excited about a variety of things like landing up at a restaurant before anyone else, making party plans on every occasion or even otherwise and putting up a status update on Facebook every two hours.”
“when you want to start something you just have to go out there and do it. There’s no point thinking about it.’ And as he very famously said ‘SCREW IT, LET’S DO IT.”
“It is moments like these when everything becomes real—when you have to put every penny you earned into something you believe in.”
“I’m sixty and I’m very rich and at a very high position in a very big company. Looking back I can say I’ve achieved everything that everyone else wanted me to achieve.”
“The key is to just get on the bike, and the key to getting on the bike…is to stop thinking about “there are a bunch of reasons I might fall off ” and just hop on and peddle the damned thing. You can pick up a map, a tire pump, and better footwear along the way.”
“I think you guys already know this but if you’re thinking of starting your own company, never forget one major thing— networking. You need to sell your company shamelessly. Like everywhere. During the initial days of Alma Mater, I practically lived in one of our Cottonian hoodies. Networking is the key, and if you want be an entrepreneur, forget about being shy.”
“before you start a company, get the basics right. Spend a lot of time and money on quality. If that’s taken care of, people will automatically tell their friends about it and you will not have to end up spending lakhs on marketing. There’s nothing better than word of mouth when it comes to spreading the word. Trust me. Mal had just stepped out for a break and”
“In Bangalore, they say, if you throw a stone randomly, you’re most likely to hit a techie or a techie’s manager.”
“I am the Vampire Lestat, and nothing … not even this mortal body … is going to defeat me.”
“She decided she would just be a fairy because she liked the option of flying without the responsibility of saving the world.”
“Kişinin kafası ve kalbi boşsa, karnı tok olmuş, neye yarar ! Bugün öğrendiklerimi hep aklımda tutacak, aldığım dersi hiç unutmayacak, halkımı bu sıkıntılardan kurtaracağım. Ne de olsa insanın kalbini yumuşatan da, içine iyilik ve cömertlik aşılayan da bilgi değil mi ?" / Çalınan Taç / The Prince and the Pauper”
“This of course was heresy to Hitler, who accused Otto Strasser of professing the cardinal sins of “democracy and liberalism.”
“I took the steps down Angel’s Flight to Hill Street: a hundred and forty steps, with tight fists, frightened of no man, but scared of the Third Street Tunnel, scared to walk through it – claustrophobia. Scared of high places too, and of blood, and of earthquakes; otherwise, quite fearless, excepting death, except the fear I’ll scream in a crowd, except the fear of appendicitis, except the fear of heart trouble, even that, sitting in his room holding the clock and pressing his jugular vein, counting out his heartbeats, listening to the weird purr and whirr of his stomach. Otherwise, quite fearless.”
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