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#QuoteCafe #1 – Innocence

Picture clicked at Golden Creepers Farm Retreat on #Nikon #P900.

My love for words dates back to the 1980s when Dad left for the Mid-East for a decade long assignment. The letters soaked in bucketfuls of tears would reach him and the eternal wait for his response would continue. No amount of words could heal the wounded heart of that five-year-old or bridge the physical gap between us. But solace of some kind it provided. I was an avid reader back then. With life meddling with the daily affairs my reading has taken a backseat. However much I try I am unable to finish a book before weeks. Need to work hard on this. May be after the examinations are over.

I am mad about Quotes and Sayings. So much that most of my journal entries begin and end with quotes. The man and I fell in love not because of our looks but because of our shared love for words. I take pride in admitting that ours was a love affair that bloomed behind the curtains of emails (read Rediffmail) and exchanging books. We are both not very outgoing types and I guess that’s why we clicked after three years of acquaintance. If ever we happened to be in office at the same time, we would greet each other on WinPopUp (love finds its own way without announcing it to the world) with one beautiful quote. His first and the most beautiful gift to me till date is one such book, Wake-Up Calls: Making The Most Out Of Every Day (Regardless Of What Life Throws You) by Joan Lunden. 

Looking back at life, I am thankful for every single person, every single moment, every single happening in my life. Grateful from the depth of my heart. Life lessons.

#QuoteCafe is that one series which has been on my mind since a long time now. It will help me share my choicest clicks with a collection of the best quotes I read through the week. Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed planning it.

“There’s nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn’t even have to matter what they’re laughing about.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“And that’s what innocence is. It’s simple and trusting like a child, not judgmental and committed to one narrow point of view. If you are locked into a pattern of thinking and responding, your creativity gets blocked. You miss the freshness and magic of the moment. Learn to be innocent again, and that freshness never fades.”
Michael Jackson

“He stood at the window of the empty cafe and watched the activities in the square and he said that it was good that God kept the truths of life from the young as they were starting out or else they’d have no heart to start at all.”
Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

“When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

“For children are innocent and love justice, while most of us are wicked and naturally prefer mercy.”
G.K. Chesterton

So, which one is your favourite quote(s)? Do share for I can eat, drink and breathe quotes.

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7 Comments

  1. I love all the listed quotes and especially that of MJ. I keep cutting quotes from newspapers and keep somewhere in an old diary. On another count, letters are priceless gems that one should treasure and what happened to the gud ole’ letters.

    Have a lovely week.

  2. Aww.. This is so cute! Love for words and a lifetime of togetherness. So beautiful it is! And the quotes you’ve mentioned above are really beautiful..

    Cheers

  3. You are coming up with such interesting series! Looking forward to wonderful and inspiring quotes! 🙂

    Love the click!

  4. I loved well the quotes and what a great series this is going to be.
    I have diaries and diaries with quotes on them. I’ve also always loved quotes and quoting them 🙂 And rediffmail? Yes – I had a funny id. Good old days!
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  5. the first quote on laughter of children is so apt. I too feel the same way 😀 The quotes on children are so beautiful… loved them.
    Hope you will be able to catch up with your books soon 🙂
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  6. That picture is so beautiful, Rekha. Such simple joy, such innocence indeed. This sounds like a great series, look forward to more in this. Right from my school days I used to enjoy mulling over quotes I would read here and there, wanted to know more about the context in which something was said, the original writing or speech where it first appeared, the type of audience being addressed through those words, etc etc. For this particular theme of innocence, I am fond of this quote by the Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram: “Just as flowers open in the sun, children open out in joy.” She then expanded on further about the true nature of joy, but just the image of opening up in joy fills my heart with light.
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  7. Sid

    Some of those are lovely quotes, Rekha.
    I love quotes too – perhaps not as much as you do, but thanks to the Internet, I’ve found so many!
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