*Don’t tell me what they said to you about me; tell me what you said in my defence.

*When conversations end in misunderstandings, silence is the best option.

*It is easier for people to hurt you because you allow yourself to be vulnerable enough to get hurt.

*No one would really understand what you are going through; stop expecting them to.

*Sometimes the only option you have when painful memories come to haunt you is to stay still, take a deep breath and let the assault begin. Let the feeling that the memories bring with them, consume you, drown you, exhaust you and leave you feeling helpless and alone.

*One minute you are here and the next moment you are someplace else, some time a long ago. That is the thing about your mind. Memories. Everything still exists in the folds of your brain; you may try to forget or honestly believe that you have forgotten but nothing is ever erased. Every memory is registered, good or bad does not matter. Sometimes you bring some out on purpose, sometimes some memory jumps at you on its own, shocking you, shaking you, making you realize how far you have come and at the same time proving to you that you can never really go far enough.

*Sometimes, there are so many thoughts in your mind that you feel your head would explode and your liquefied brain would splatter across the walls of your room but nothing of that sort happens and eventually you sober down. The thoughts keep nagging at the back of your head but that feels like a dull headache.
You survive the emotional attack. You always do, you tell yourself. You are a survivor. Somewhere, some force tosses a challenging situation up and down, playing with it as if tossing a ball up and down playfully before throwing it, and then, it throws the situation at you, at the same time challenging you "Let's see how you handle this!"
And -
Before you know, the thoughts gear up again, your head spins, you become frantic, you wait for this panic attack to wear off. It does, eventually. All of them do, your head is still in place, and you pride once again, in being a survivor.
Unaware of some other force silently smiling and tossing a situation...

*Sometimes, it requires only a push from one memory for the wall between the past and present to come crashing down; and the flood of memories to gush forwards overcoming all the barriers of do-not- look-over-your-shoulder and throw you down the valley of thoughts of the past, a free fall with nothing to hold on to, no present, no future; until you land hard on your ass and you jolt back into the present with a mind so disoriented that you do not understand what just happened.

*There comes a point in your life when you want to leave everything behind, every responsibility, every relation and wander off into the unknown, away from the misunderstandings, the humiliations, the accusations, the attachments and associated pain, regret and stress and just be alone, live, survive, and exist only for yourself and no one else.

*Each one of us need someone to vent out, want people to listen to us, understand what we want to say even though the frustration does not allow easy flow of thoughts. Sometimes, we say things we know we would regret later but at the same time we want people to NOT judge us. Next time someone vents out in front of you do NOT be quick to judge that person. Just listen. Not always does one need some advice. The person might be wrong, but he can live without you telling him so, right when he is venting out. That is when his ears are plugged with anger and frustration and his brain is shut-out to rational thinking. Realization of 'someone really cares to listen' would help him calm down eventually.

*You may tell yourself a hundred times that you love someone more than yourself, more than your life and that you would do anything to be with that person even if the person does not care about you as much as you care for that person, or even if you do not exist for that person at all. But the fact is - there is always a little voice inside your head asking you to stop, turn around and walk away. The sensible thing to do would be to heed that voice.

*Always keep smiling; Someone might be needing it more than you do.

*To think that you are smart is your right; To think others are stupid is your foolishness!

*Sometimes, people vanish. Try to cover their tracks not because they want to be lost to the world; they do so because they want to be found. Somewhere amidst the covered tracks you will find the 'bread-crumbs'.

*What you feel deep within you is more important than what you think you feel.
Reaching that deep within place is not too difficult; you just need to cut off the chaos,
Go on a walk, spend some time with nature, listen to music, do something you really enjoy doing and not do it only because you must.
Some people like to paint, some women like to clean the house, it helps them clear their mind!
Once you are deep within that place answers will come automatically...

*We all are knowingly - unknowingly playing a game for survival. The game of "let's-see-how-much-and-what-I-can-do-to-please-people" and every single one of us, at some point or other in life, gets tired of playing that game. We take a 'time-please' and curl up into our solitary world, safe like a fetus in a mother's womb, surrounded by protective amniotic fluid and the sac. In this world we do not have to please anyone; not even ourselves. Just BE. EXIST. QUIET - SERENE; until the labor pain & the delivery.

*When you write a story, don't just write it - live it.
When putting words into the mouth of a protagonist (or any character) imagine yourself saying them and while writing about the reaction of the listener, write it the way you would react.
Let the conversations not be meant merely to be read but felt as well.
If you do not feel what you write, how can you expect the readers to feel it?

*It is true that you can care for someone without the person knowing that you care; but sometimes - letting them know, in action ... in words, is worth hundred times more to the person than you could fathom.
A hug, a kiss on the forehead. Simple words like I care, I am here, I understand, you are not alone, I believe, you are right. would mean a lot to them and change their world for the better - for the best.
Try it.

*Sometimes, you need to allow life to take its course, let things be the way they are, allow them to get sorted on their own. Life is always beautiful.

*Fill your heart with Love.
Lots of it - Love for yourself!
Love yourself for what you are, love yourself despite all your flaws, love yourself immensely without any expectations from yourself; Love yourself beyond all limits.
Because if you do not have Love for yourself; you can neither expect love from others nor love anyone else.

*Smile, always. Despite all the pain you might be going through, smile. It is not only healing for you, but it also encourages and heals other people around you.

*Be helpful. Being helpful is good but don't make yourself so available that people exploit you and take undue advantage of your helpfulness.

*Mantra for joyful living:
Accept that you might not be appreciated for the good you do, but you will always be blamed for the bad you did or even for the bad you did not do.
Always remember - neither being blamed for the wrong you did not do is going to turn you into bad; nor not being appreciated for the good is going to lessen the goodness in you.
Believe - HE is making note of all your doings, and you will be rightly punished or rewarded.

*Sometimes you read words and more than the way they are arranged in a sentence, you appreciate and admire the thoughts and feelings behind those words, and they fill your heart with hope, love, and optimism.

*Everyone deserves to be cared for, but you must remember that not all people need your care and concern.

*Sometimes you spend hours, at times days to figure out a certain situation but in vain.
At other times, the answers come naturally, jump out from your subconscious mind, revealing the facts that eluded you. Clearer the mind, the more you are in touch with your subconscious mind, the easier and faster the revelation.

*Never praise the work of an author to such an extent that the author does not feel the need to grow further and do not criticize the work of an author so much that the author does not wish to grow.

*Interacting with some people is like walking on a path full of dynamites. Their Ego being dynamite. You must tread carefully. One wrong step and the dynamite goes *BOOM*
Sometimes, the path is so full of dynamite that no matter what, no matter where you step, the dynamite is going to explode. The best way, then, is to avoid walking down that path.

*It is not about why people hurt you; it is about why you let them.

*There comes a point in your life when you must take a decision, firm one. You take it, stick to it, execute it. You might alienate some people with your decision but if you know the decision is right there is nothing to be concerned about. If you have the slightest doubt that the decision was wrong and it has done more harm than good, you must rectify. If you are sure the decision was right then you need not be worried about the people you alienated, you are better off without them in your life.
If people cannot appreciate you for what you are, you don't need their drama in your life.

*Even in times of today, when one does not feel the need to go out of one's way for someone else, there are people who would. There are people who would be good to someone, share a smile with someone, care for someone and help someone, despite knowing that their act of kindness would be reciprocated with looks and feelings of suspicion. These are the people so sure of their selfless motives, their act of kindness that in their hearts they know, eventually, around some corner, someday their smile would be returned with a smile and their kindness will earn them kindness and acceptance in return.

*Letting go is not getting rid of memories. Memories will stay, they always do. Letting go is making sure that the pain associated with the memories goes away.

*There will come a time when everything ceases to exist, when money would be nothing but a piece of paper because it will be of no value, since it would not be able to give you one thing that would matter at that time; it would not be able to grant a second chance at life. You would be on your deathbed, a few steps away from the threshold. You would understand something clearly at last, and then hear a voice - a voice that gives you an option because it is the day when all your virtuous deeds have culminated in that one day. The choice is of spending ONE EXTRA Day with someone you care about; someone whom you have never ever given even one single reason to complain. And there you would be, a couple of steps away from the threshold, your mind scanning the list of people in your life, and you would be unable to find THAT one person whom you have never ever given even one single reason to complain. You cannot even lie; because you know the voice would confirm, the voice knows the history of your life. You are ashamed of not having one name that could give you one extra day and then you would be left with no choice but to move closer and then crossover the threshold: hope dim in your eyes and heart full of regret.
This is not the story only of you, it is of me, it is of us - all humans. The reason no one ever gets ONE EXTRA day is because there is no such person who has never ever given someone one single reason to complain.

*Fiction though it is a fiction, should be written in a way that it feels like a reality, a reality every reader willingly or sometimes unwillingly goes through, until the reader finishes reading and sometimes even after that.

* One fine day when you wake up, you tell yourself that the day is going to be great, everything you ever wished for is going to come true and that there are going to be pleasant surprises for your scattered along the day. You get out of the bed and from the first waking moment, things begin to go wrong. As the day progresses, it turns from bad to worse to worst. It is not the kind of day you had hoped for. You are disappointed. Towards the end of the day your heart is filled with immense sadness for having a bad day. You need to tell yourself that it is okay, there are some things you cannot always control. Sometimes, your life is not only about you - there are other elements and people involved as well. How-much-ever you would like to control the turn of events, sometimes out of the many, there are few days when things do not happen as planned or as hoped for.
That should not stop you from telling yourself the next morning that the day is going to be great, everything you ever wished for is going to come true and that there are going to be pleasant surprises for you scattered along the day.

*Some memory lanes are never meant to be revisited; for they bring with them nothing but pain. The darkness that was in the memories stays there forever. Any amount of light you carry within you would never be sufficient enough to get rid of the darkness. Let the darkness be where it is meant to be. Let go.

*Give at least fifteen minutes everyday to reading. Sometimes, we spend a lot of time watching television - surfing through channels; not really watching anything in particular. Fifteen minutes out of that time is not a big deal. Soon you will find yourself reading for more than fifteen minutes. Soon you will find yourself turning to a book when you need to relax. Soon you will realize that reading a book heals you in a way you never imagined possible.

*You may not have millions of rupees to spend but you can definitely afford to share millions of smiles; that would make enough difference...
Do little things for others, people always appreciate the efforts even if they do not say so in words. Little things might not seem to make a huge difference but trust me they do just enough to mean the world to those who are on the receiving end -
Give money to the less fortunate (beggars; old men or women or children.) If it is against your ethics to give money then feed them.
Send out positive thoughts in the universe even for the people you do not know or might never see again in your life -
Send healing thoughts whenever an ambulance rushes past you. It might save someone's life.
Trust me, all these good deeds will come in handy when you are the one who is in the need of positive thoughts.

*Out of all the sins; the most unforgivable one according to me is corrupting an innocent mind.

*I can feel it when someone is sad, hurt, depressed, facing a problem or having troubles. I ask people about it, encourage them too talk to me not because I find pleasure in someone else's pain. It is because I know, deep down somewhere it makes them feel good, relaxed, cared for and some weight is lifted off their chest.
Call it a blessing or a curse, I am a person whom people really talk to.

*Nature, in all its beauty infuses optimism and serenity in me and by capturing its beauty with lens and sharing with the world is my minuscule attempt to thank mother nature for her shower of love on me. From headache to heartache, mother nature has healed me and I find joy and a sense of belonging in her arms.

*To be in peace with the inner-self, V must first overcome the turmoil of thoughts and feelings. Only a calmer surface can give the clarity to peek into the depths.

*It is our thoughts and not what others do or say, that has the capacity to upset, anger or disappoint us. Likewise, make us feel happy, satisfied or encouraged.

*Why do people need bigger miracles to believe in the power of their thoughts? Why can't their belief be based on the smaller miracles of everyday life?

*It takes time; more for some people, but eventually we all learn to forgive.

*Being a good listener has its ups & downs. Up in the sense, it feels good to be trusted by others as to share their thoughts/feelings etc. Down - you end up being just that "listener" & have no one you can talk to...

*Has it ever happened to you… you are saying something and suddenly you realize it would be misinterpreted and then halfway through you just say something else instead of what you had meant to say? How well do you carry it off? Or, do you even try not to say what you were about to say?

*Hundred moments of sadness can be wiped out even by memory of one happy moment.

*Sometimes, some things just do not make sense and the more you try to figure it out; the more you feel frustrated about it. The best option is to Let it be.

*Certain people will react in a certain manner to certain things; you can be certain about that!

*One day you wake up & tell yourself 'enough of being emotional; let me be practical now!' Is this change possible? Can you really discard the 'in-built' sensitivity running through you all the while?

*There are circumstances in life when; how you say it is more important than what you say.

*Every writer has a story to tell...
And a story, which he / she can never tell!

*I believe, there is a difference between being friendly and being a 'friend'. Many people can be friendly with you, but being a friend is a tough task.

*The best way out of a problem is through it and not around it.

*In life there are moments when you want to be left alone, then there are moments when you do not like being left alone. Moments when you want nothing to do with anyone & moments when you do not like being nothing to others. We all go through such moments. There is nothing wrong in feeling that way. What matters is how well you handle it.

*Caring is something you cannot teach someone, it is in-built.

*Sometimes, seeking approval is not because I want it ...
It is my way of letting someone know that "you are important"

*When someone treats you badly, the most effective punishment for that person is to treat him well.

*We all are egoistic; only a few people have the mental strength to admit it.

*Once hurt. Twice hurt. Thrice hurt. Maintained Silence. Fourth time you cannot tell people that you are hurt because by that time people take you so much for granted that they feel they can hurt you as and when they want.

*Laugh at your problems; it will confuse them.

*It is a wonderful feeling to know that you are trusted. At the same time, it leaves us with a scary thought at the back of our mind "Would I be able to cope with the huge responsibility that comes with it?"

*Most of the times when we are seeking opinion, we are actually looking forward to hearing words that reflect our own decision.

*Human tendency : We can fight for our rights but not for what is right.

*Each person, in some corner of his heart, expects care in return of care even though he claims to be giving without expecting anything in return. That is how we Humans are created. A curse of expectation, we all carry it with us.

*I might not be as good as I pretend to be; but I am not as bad as you think I am.

*I am never alone when I am with myself, it's when people crowd my mind, that I am worried, scared & most lonely.

*You may find hundreds and thousands to share your joy, but only one person can be your companion for the bad phase of your life. That person is you. It is only your optimistic thinking that would help to keep you sane amidst the challenging circumstances.

*If you tell someone "I will always be there for you" you are not only lying to the person but to yourself, too. You can never be "always" present for someone. The appropriate words to use are, "My good thoughts would always be with you". Good thoughts once released into the universe are always present and can be felt by the person, however far he/she might be, however busy you might be.

*Different people have different ways to deal with an issue. Problem arises only when different people are dealing differently with the same issue...

*Never push yourself too much into someone's life.

*There are so many things in life we cannot explain, so many things we wish we never have to explain. There are times when we wish we could just break free, forget what matters, walk into the darkness, steal ourselves away from everything and everyone. It is about how we deal with such moments, is what life is made up of. It is our attitude that defines who we are.

*Each one of us has our own version of the story, our own perspective of a matter at hand.

*It takes a lot of effort to realize that there is a calmer way to put forth your point of view.

*There's a difference in being angry and being hurt I used to say. Now, I realize, both are different names of negativity.

*Continue doing small things to touch someone's life, those small things might make a huge difference to them. Big things catch the eye, small things might be missed. When you do the small things you are giving out a message "I don't care if it is not seen, I am doing my part" and that is what is worth appreciating.

*The fear of losing those whom we love makes us possessive towards them,
Which is why we lose them.

*Do not think whether they are being good to you, Ask yourself, "Am I being good to them?"

*Sometimes, silence is the best reply. But... not always! At times it could be worst. You must be able to know when exactly you need to be silent.

*Never act as per everybody's expectations. There is always going to be someone whom you'll be disappointing!

*Sometimes, the interpretation of your statement is way different than what you wish to convey...

*We see miracles in the little things in life; If we keep our eyes open to them...

*Rights and duties are two sides of the same coin.

*If your heart is full of hate; there is no room for God to stay.

*Being brave is not about 'not crying'; it is about knowing that you are on the verge of crying & are surrounded by people who'd laugh calling you weak & still allowing the tears to flow because that's what makes you feel better.

*There is a lot more maturity in silence than there is in spoken words.

*What you read is not important. What you learn & pick up from what you read is what matters.

*We all need a stranger in our lives; a stranger who would listen unbiased.

*Appreciate what you have then you won't have time to complain about what you don't.

*An innocent heart has a carefree tongue...

*The true meaning of what you say is lost somewhere between you saying it and others understanding it in the way it suits them.

*We often take those who love us, for granted. When they are upset because of us, we leave them alone without trying to convince them, expecting that they would 'come around'. Most of the times they do because they care, but sometimes, they just ... Don't!

*Each and every person has a powerful force radiating out of him/her, what we call as Vibes. They can be good or bad, powerful all the same. What sort of vibes are you giving out? The kind which would encourage someone to plunge into the unknown with faith in their heart or the one which would make them feel insecure even amidst the safest surroundings?

*Adjusting with someone does not mean fitting like a block in a puzzle. It is more than that, it is expanding your thoughts into the thoughts of others and understanding them.

*It is not how it used to be once, it won't be how it is now. Things change, people change, priorities change, day after day after day. It is inevitable.

*The memory of a happy moment gives us the strength to face many moments of pain. Go on, make happy memories... Always have enough back up!

*Some people are stronger than you think while some are really good in pretending.

*Some people need you, you need some people. Someone cannot be there for you, you cannot be there for someone. Happens. That's Life...

*Always forgive those who treat you less than what you deserve and never believe those who treat you more than you deserve.

*The most tiresome conversation you can have is the one you have with yourself. The one that constantly runs through your mind. Always and forever.

*Having the last word in an argument does not always mean you won. Sometimes, it means that the other person is simply not interested in arguing.

*Never allow anyone to toy with your self-confidence. It is called self, it is yours to keep. Nurture it, don't let it be destroyed.

*People who do not value your presence in their life would be least affected by your absence.

*It is better to be what you are and be hated for it rather than be loved for what you are not.

*Be there to help someone get up when they fall, instead of being there for them so that they don't fall. Sometimes, that is the right way.

*Don't miss out on the little things in life in the chase to achieve the bigger things...

*God says, "I'll show you the way; you just need to keep your eyes open"

*Some things do not make any sense, mostly to others, but, sometimes to yourself, too. Yet, you do those things because they make you feel happy. Do them, making sense is not everything.

*When you are not a part of the conversation/discussion, the best thing to do is politely ask to be excused and, leave.

*When you do a favor for someone, a favor bigger than the actual favor would be to not let that person realize that you are doing a favor for him.

*Grow up each day, little by little, in a meaningful way.

*You can be more than what you are, if you allow yourself to be...

*We all desire that one extra moment we can spend with the ones we love, extra moment when we can get the chance to correct the wrong. Life, it does not give extra but the moments we have in our hands, we must learn to utilize them as we would utilize that extra moment, if life ever granted us our wish. Spend as much time as you can with the ones you love. Set things right when you still have the time. Apologize for your mistakes, tell your loved ones how much they mean to you.

*Never explain yourself to anyone, those who know you, know you, those who don't, won't believe your explanation, anyways!

*As a writer, I believe (my way of writing) that like love, when you write about sex, it should be written in a way to make it sound like something special, like two people coming together from the depth of their being and not just the two bodies. Make people imagine it as something divine and not some porn.

*A distressed mind always misunderstands.

*There is nothing you can do about being misunderstood. That is totally other people's business...

*You are too important. You are important too. Lot of difference...

*Sometimes, without even realizing ourself, we say something or do something that means a lot to someone. The joy of knowing that our words or actions have changed someone for good is beyond comparison.

*I might not say all that I think, but I think all that I say.

*There are people who feel guilty without any reason, imagining that they are the ones who are at fault, there are people who make mistakes but never realize, there are people who make mistakes, realize but never confess or apologize, there are people who make mistakes, realize and apologize, there are people who make mistakes, realize, apologize and attempt to make things right. And, there are people who make mistakes and blame it on others, believing that it's the other person who is always wrong.

*Some words are meant only for the one who writes them.

*Willingness to reach out is important. Then come the other issues like reaching out to the right person at the right time and in a right way.

*There are very few people who are ready to be 'punch bags' for you and 'absorbing sponges' for all your mistakes and the blames. Treasure those people throughout your life.

*Give your shoulder to someone to cry; but never to place a gun to shoot someone else.

*Many people can step into someone else's shoes. The difficult thing to do is not to step into but walk wearing someone else's shoes.

*Some people like finding faults in other people. They'd take a lot of trouble to prove other people wrong. The best we can do is keep a distance from such people and If, we cannot, the second best thing to do is let them have fun and not get riled up. They'll tire themselves out.

*Sometimes you decide to walk out of someone's life for specific period of time and when you return you realize that the person did not even know that you were gone. It means two things.
One: You do not mean anything to that person, your absence did not make any difference to his/her life.
Two: The person trusts you so much that he/she can never imagine that you would walk out. Your absence might mean invisible presence in that person's life.
Now it depends on you, how you want to take it as.

*What seems wrong to you might be perfectly fine for someone else. Life is all about perspective and priorities.

*Never love someone so much as to become an inseparable part of that person losing your identity. Love the person as you instead of becoming the you they want to love.

*Getting too involved emotionally with anyone is like going dangerously close to fire. It's ought to burn, you cannot complain.

*Sometimes, simply letting it go is not sufficient. You have to make sure that it does not return.

*Sometimes you just get tired of being good. The problem, though, is that not being good becomes difficult for you and even hurts you, perhaps more than the person to whom you are 'not being good'.

*What is innocence for you is stupidity for someone else

*We all have our own ways of dealing with a situation not directly affecting us, but indirectly, yes. Some deal with it selfishly, putting their priorities and ease first. There are very few people who would plunge into a situation head-on without caring about their priorities and ease. A few are so selfish that they simply take a detour from the situation.

*Life - It can be easy, if we allow it to be.
Breathe - Rhythmically and deep
Close your eyes - Erase out the world
Listen - The minute sounds of nature.
Smile - Brighten your soul
And, then you will find - Not a single frown to be dealt with.
Life - It can be easy, if we allow it to be.

*Communication is a lot better than assumptions & doubts but on the other hand; no communication is better than miscommunication.

*Sometimes being strong has its drawbacks. Everyone assumes you can handle tough situations but no one thinks that there are times when even the toughest have nervous breakdowns.

*We all should have at least one happy memory, which is strong enough to make us smile despite all the odds. However depressed and/or frustrated we are, this memory should be able to not only neutralize the negativity but add positivity to our outlook towards life.

*If you hate me for being the good person that I am; I can only laugh on you for being the stupid person that you are!

*Different people want different things. What you want might not be what someone else wants. In case of conflicting viewpoints of the same matter, the end result would always depend on whose thoughts are more powerful.

*The subtle hints ignored in the past have their own way to slap themselves on your face when the time comes.

*You have the entire right to be angry but none at all to fuel someone else's anger

*The calmest person is the one who usually hides the wildest storm within.

*I write, because I like to write. Sometimes, I write even when I can speak because I am more expressive when I write. Sometimes, people read, sometimes, they don't. I still write, because I like to write. Some people do not like what I write, some people do not like that I write. Still, I write what I want to write because I like to write and I will write.

*People, especially close ones, take you for granted because they feel they have the right over you as you are close to their heart. They know that you would understand. If you feel your presence in their life is not highlighted, instead of being disappointed be happy that they trust you enough to take your presence casually, just like normal breathing, without taking extra effort. Next time you feel frustrated or disappointed on being taken for granted, remind yourself that it is your closeness to their heart that makes them do it and you will find your own heart filling with love for them.

*There are moments when you sit still, alone, sad and depressed. Then, something happens and you smile. It can be something happening around you or just a memory. There are some things, however small they might be, that make you forget the hardships of life and make you smile, give you strength to carry on. Always cherish those small things. Life is not always sunshine, there are storms and trying times. These little things are your life support system. Preserve them well.

*There would be trying times in your life when you are tempted to quit being good to someone specific or in general. Those are the times when despite all the negativity, you must convince yourself to continue being good.

*When you step into someone's shoes and try to walk and you realize you are lead-foot, unable to step ahead or too fearful of lifting your foot; that is when you learn to appreciate the good in the person and his strength to walk.

*Never ever compromise with the innocence within you. Always keep it alive no matter what the circumstances. There would be difficult times trying your patience; forcing you to grow up. Face them but let the innocent you continue to live for this innocent part of you would make everything worthwhile - All the efforts, the struggle. In the end your innocence would give you the true happiness.

*Despite all the bad that are seen in a person, try to find one good thing about that person which would make you like him and concentrate on it. You never know the person might be genuinely hoping that someone see the good in him and you being that someone might mean a lot to him. Apart from this, seeing the good in someone, brings out the best in you.

*If you know someone's weak-point, make sure you do not use it as a weapon against them.

*We all like to have our own love stories; even if it means having one without a happy ending.

*Some dreams seem so real. Some of them make you sad and you wake up crying. Some make you happy and you wake up smiling. You can go back to sleep but you cannot have the same dream again. Some parts of reality seem like a dream. Some make you cry, you want to wake up, even if it means waking up feeling sad. You hope it will pass like a bad dream. Some make you laugh and you feel happy, reluctant to allow the moment to pass because you know the feeling ain't coming back.

*It is not always about what you want in life; sometimes, it is about what you can sacrifice for the people you want in your life.

*We all should be like small kids. If they are hurt they cry for a while and then get over it. Tears in eyes replaced by smile on lips. They don't hold grudge against the one who has hurt them. Within minutes they are in the arms of the same person again, smiling, laughing and playing.

*Do not dislike someone for not being the person you thought they are or you wanted them to be. Learn to like them for what they are and what's good in them.

*To know what to say is important but to know when and how to say it, is equally important, too.

*When you go through bad times, each and every moment transforms you into a better person. Each hurt caused, every hard time teaches you a lesson you remember for a long time and in future when you come across similar testing times you know a better way of handling the situation. Never regret your past or the bad times, they never really go waste.

*Few people have a heart big enough to go out of the way and do something nice for someone; but then, also have a mouth big enough to mention it and ruin it all.

*Your value is not what others decide. It is what it is as known to you.

*Being a sister to a brother is like being both a mother and a daughter to him at the same time.

*The most difficult part of keeping a secret is not the inability to keep it from others; it is knowing that it is supposed to be kept a secret...

*Some songs bring back memories. When you close your eyes and listen to them you do not really visualize the video of the song, but that special memory in your life, that particular day when you had listened to the song and really enjoyed the lyrics, apart from the music.

*There is a thin line between being innocent and being stupid. In the journey of life I have been walking on that thin line, sometimes walking over to the other side of the line and being stupid. That little trip has taught me many a big lessons. Being innocent, too, has not been an easy choice but I do not regret being so. Being innocent has allowed me to trust, to love unconditionally, and to give without expectation.

*The time taken to begin living a new life depends on whether the new life is your own choice or you have been forced to start it.

*Never say something about someone behind his / her back that which you are reluctant and / or ashamed of admitting having said, in front of that person.

*Don't ask the question if you are not ready to hear the answer.

*All of a sudden, unexpectedly and from unexpected source you get the most important lesson in life, often as a tight slap on your face. The lesson is meant to be learned but the unexpected part of it is mostly because you are not ready to accept it, are not open to the option.

*I have seen in children more maturity than I have seen in adults.. An understanding beyond understanding and compassion beyond any limits. I have seen in children, the ability to keep humanity alive.

*When you let someone influence you, your decisions, only because you value them, care for them, never want to hurt them; it might at some point of time give them an impression that they are capable of intimidating you.

*When I know someone has lied to me, I am not bothered by knowing that I have been lied to; I am very much bothered by the fact that I would never be able to trust that person completely. Somewhere at the back of my mind would be a thought that would tell me - maybe the person is lying.

*I believe - Being good at writing a story is not about the story being unpredictable. It is about the way you narrate the predictable story and still keep the reader interested..

*Sometimes, sadness engulfs me like a strong feeling of nausea that does not go until I have vomited tears.

*Usually when you have to make a choice between what you want and what you don't want, you hardly need any time to take the decision. But, when the choice has to be made between the two things you do not want, it becomes difficult to choose the one you can learn to live with.

*I have learned to stop showing that I care but I have not yet learned how to stop caring.

*It is usually after being let down; that we learn not to have expectations..!

*It takes just a few seconds to spoil a perfectly happy mood & it takes only one special memory to bring it back again..
Fear out of respect and respect out of fear are two different things. Fear itself is not a positive feeling but fearing someone because you respect them is somewhat acceptable but respecting someone just because you fear them is wrong.

*Different people react differently to different situations. What might be over-reaction to you might be the right kind of reaction for the other person involved. When we are usually blind to our own mistakes what gives us the authority to judge other people for the mistakes they make? Sometimes, an unpleasant experience shows us what we normally overlook. And, it takes a lot of courage to accept the facts and move on.

*I can understand when people go wrong. People make mistakes, that is fine, it is their unwillingness to admit being wrong is what irks me.

*At some point of time you have to care less about others and look out for yourself, survive. That is called respecting yourself and cannot be labelled as being selfish.

*Sometimes, you just know that something specific is going to happen, yet you cannot really prepare yourself enough. When the moment passes, you wonder why you did not do anything and a little voice in your head says - maybe because you knew in your heart that it was not worth the efforts..

*When one has an alternate easy option to skip being in a situation; they would never put in efforts to adjust to the situation.

*The most dangerous enemy is the one who can manipulate your friend to stand against you; and the worst friend you can have is the one who is manipulated thus.

*Almost all of us wish our life was a dream ... Few people want it to be a dream to see repeatedly and a few other want it a dream to wake up from...

*It's weird how sometimes when you have lots of thoughts in your mind, you get an empty feeling in your heart..

*Perhaps the only drawback of being strong is - people find it difficult to believe that a strong person can also have weak moments..

*People come in your life and people leave but each and every person leaves a part of himself/herself with you forever and you leave a part of yourself with them.

*Relationships are never complicated; it's the expectations part of it that taints our perception making the relationship seem so..

*I wish there were strict laws to stop people from corrupting other people's mind with their negativity thus influencing them to form biased opinion of someone, some situation or overall way of living.

*Sometimes people connect even though they are not related or do not know each other at all.
Things like these can't be explained, and to seek explanation is a waste of time.

*Be sure that you are what you think you are before telling me what I am.

*I am not worried about the bad people; I am concerned about the people who bring out the bad in me.

*Different people have different ways of defining, living and maintaining relationships. Your way is not the only right way, it is merely your way. As far as right way is concerned, there isn't any. It is all about different opinions and perceptions.

*They say - "Truth wins in the end" ...
do you realize, in a way it means ... a lie gets to have fun until then?

*Sometimes we go out of the way to do something to help someone only to find out later that they did not need the help at all.

*What is more frustrating? Having to be where you do not want to be or not being able to be where you want to be?

*Each one of us has a special person in our life. A person who is an inspiration, a believer and a guide. That person can be anyone. A friend, a sibling, a parent, a lover or sometimes, just a stranger. And, when that person walks out of your life, it is never the same. The person leaves an emptiness behind, emptiness that can never go. The void, the gaping hole stays with us, pointing at us, telling us that we are incomplete. However hard we try, we can never be complete again. That part of us is lost forever. The best choice is to accept it and move ahead with life. Live with it. What we can also do is try and make sure that we are never the reason behind the emptiness in someone else's life.

*Instead of writing about the color of lipstick the female protagonist wears, I prefer to write about how her lips quiver as she tries desperately to hold back the flood of tears from flowing out of her eyes and revealing her weakness to the person she wants to hide it from.

*There are hardly any misunderstandings between true friends; because they never pretend to understand you if they don't, they always ask if they have doubts and in the end find their way to understanding you.

*Out of the many, a few relationships reach a stage where it becomes difficult to continue. Any amount of efforts put in to set things straight do not help. It is like trying to rekindle a fire using completely burnt wood, wet wood might be difficult to set on fire but after some smoke one lucky spark does succeed. In such cases, however difficult and painful it might be, the best thing to do is let go. Sometimes, it becomes essential to give more importance to yourself than to the relationship. The new journey might, along the way, bring you to yet another relationship. You must be strong enough to give yourself another chance and not let the past relationship affect the new one.
After every effort you put in your relationship, you deserve happiness. If not in that relationship then some other.

*It is worth going through all the troubles, hardships and accusations to maintain Relationships provided you know which Relationships are worth maintaining.

*Problem with people is that they easily forget the good that has happened to them ( good that has been done for them by others or the good that they have earned by good acts) and always remember the bad that they had to face (as a result of their own wrong actions but mostly believed to be forced upon them by others) however much proportionately less the bad might be in comparison to the good.
This is the root cause of frustration, disappointment, pain and sadness related to almost everything in their life, which they naturally blame on others. And then, they struggle, break free and set out journeying new paths that make them feel happy and satisfied with themselves and their lives. They begin to believe that this was what they were looking for - their own world away from the pain, the frustration etc.
However, soon they begin to realize that this world of theirs is filled with same negativity in the form of regret, loneliness etc. Either they won't go back to their old life believing that to turn back would mean accepting defeat or they cannot go back because they believe it is too late to go back. The right thing for them to do, as per them, is go on with their current state of being or move ahead, journey newer paths in the never ending search of happiness - without realizing that happiness was still where it had always been - within themselves.

*Some people make their presence known..
While some people let others feel their absence.
Both categories leave a powerful impression but the effect of latter lasts for a long time.

*You should walk out of the door when you get the first hint that you are unwanted. That, some people might say, would be too early to react but sometimes, the quick decision saves you from climbing up to the roof-top only to tumble down to the ground.

*If you want someone to be there for you; make sure you are there for others as well.