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Modern Tales for our Life and Times

Recently when I had voluntarily taken a break from reading (the break was about a month long, and it was only partly voluntary, but that’s not the point), I ended up reading a book anyway.

It was a short book full of short stories, which is why it was easy to read in spite of aforementioned break.
I read it in just a couple of hours, in fact.

It had some very interesting quotes and witty dialogue, so I’m going to post some here for your reading pleasure.

If they convince even a couple of you to go read the book, that’ll be cool because it is truly hilarious.

The book is called Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner.

It is a collection of the fairy tales (such as Cinderella and The Frog Prince and Snow White) we all were told as kids, but stripped of all racism, stereotypes, sexism, misogyny (no but seriously, how sexist and misogynist were all the stories I loved as a kid anyway?), lookism, ageism etc.

It was refreshing to read these stories where the “bad” guys were not simply bad by virtue of belonging to a particular class of people living in society and they could also maybe do good things sometimes, and to see how the “good” characters maybe weren’t exactly as good as we grew up making them out to be.

The title was enough to convince me to go read the book, and the book did not disappoint.

Here’s a quote (one of my personal favourites) :

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From The Little Red Riding Hood

Here are some more:

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The Emperor's New Clothes

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The Emperor's New Clothes, again.

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Rapunzel of course

This was the disclaimer paragraph by the way:

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I especially loved how Rumpelstiltskin and Snow White ended.

Here’s the ending to Rumpelstiltskin (as for Snow White- it makes more sense within the context) :

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Speaking of Snow White, here’s a comic I found around the web which matches the tone of the book:

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Nice, huh?

Reading this book, and finding similar posts to the one above, made me wonder, would children grow up any differently if the stories we told them were more politically correct and helped them become more socially aware?

And yes, we need stories with beautiful ball gowns and glass slippers, but maybe not all of them need the Prince and the Princess to get married for them to be happily-ever-afters.

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3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 3

The other day, I was nominated by Rogan at Signing on to do the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge.
Thank you! πŸ˜€

The rules of this challenge are simple:

Thank the person who nominated you.
Post one quote each day for 3 days (it can be anybody’s quote, even yours. Make sure you credit it properly), and tag 3 different bloggers everyday.

This is my post for Day 1. It is an amazing John Green quote, you should check it out!

Here’s my Day 2 Quote, if you’d like to read it.
It is one of the best quotes I’ve come across on the internet so far.

Quote for today:

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I like Albert Camus.
And I recently came across this quote so this is the perfect place to post it!

Today I’m nominating:
1. frienship1point0
2. Jessiblah
3. Littleonionwrites

Anybody else who’d like to join is welcome to do so!Β 
Make sure to leave a link in the comments so I’ll check it out! πŸ˜€

3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 2

The other day, I was nominated by Rogan at Signing on to do the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge.
Thank you! πŸ˜€

The rules of this challenge are simple:

Thank the person who nominated you.
Post one quote each day for 3 days (it can be anybody’s quote, even yours. Make sure you credit it properly), and tag 3 different bloggers everyday.

This is my post for Day 1. It is an amazing John Green quote, you should check it out!

Quote for today:

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I don’t know why I’m suddenly going for all these inspirational quotes but I love this one.
I have it saved on my phone and I read it every once in a while when I feel down or feel the need to be motivated.

Right now I feel that more than ever.

I’m posting it on my blog so everyone who needs a little bit of inspiration can find it here.

Today I’m nominating:
1. Diary of an Introverted Schmuck
2. The Wilderness of my Intuition
3. Ditch the Bun

Anybody else who’d like to join is welcome to do so!Β 
Make sure to leave a link in the comments so I’ll check it out! πŸ˜€

3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 1

Yesterday I was nominated by anonymoustallulah to do the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge.
Thank you! πŸ˜€

The rules of this challenge are simple:

Thank the person who nominated you.
Post one quote each day for 3 days (it can be anybody’s quote, even yours. Make sure you credit it properly), and tag 3 different bloggers everyday.

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Picture credit

This quote is from Looking For Alaska and it is supposed to be like a reminder to myself and all you readers (who’re mostly young adults- and even if you’re not, don’t worry, you’re still young enough to do everything you want to).

The people I’d like to nominate for the challenge today are:

1. Caffeinated and Opinionated
2. Coffeelant
3. husbandandhusband.net

Anybody else who’d like to join is welcome to do so!
Make sure to leave a link in the comments so I’ll check it out! πŸ˜€

The One With Chandler Bing

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. is the first sitcom I started watching and I have been a fan right from the first episode. That moment when Ross says “I just want to be married again..” and Rachel enters wearing a white gown, and that’s the first time Chandler quips “And I… just want a million dollars!” That’s when I knew without a doubt that he was going to be my favourite character!

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Chandler Muriel Bing (or, as I fondly call him, Miss Chanandler Bong)! Where do I begin?

Where do you begin with someone as awesome and funny and witty and smart and lame and adorable as Chandler? And his sarcasm! Oh God! Could he BE more sarcastic??!?!?

To every British person who thinks Americans can’t imitate their acerbic wit, or that sarcasm is only a Brit thing, I wanna shove Chandler Bing into their faces!

Joey: Just because she went to Yale Drama, she thinks she’s like, the greatest actress since sliced bread. Chandler: Ah, Sliced Bread. A wonderful Lady Macbeth.

One of the best things about him is how much he loves Monica, her OCD and all.

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Earlier I used to think about him as the lame (even though exceptionally funny) guy in the group, but since this episode I started thinking of him as, well, a guy!

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I don’t know… he just looked really hot in it- with that unbuttoned shirt and everything. Hehe….

No pictures do him justice though. Gifs simply come close to capturing the essence of this person that we know as Chandler Bing (his parents really did take away his chances, with a name like that, didn’t they?).

What comes the closest to describing him are, of course, his very own quotes, and honestly, would you rather I rambled or had Chandler advocate himself and make you nostalgic about those good old days when you watched this hilarious and adorable group of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. who lived life their own way, always sticking together and taking shit from nobody? :’)

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>> You know what’s weird? Donald Duck never wore pants. But whenever he’s getting out of the shower, he always puts a towel around his waist. I mean, what is that about?

>> Handle? I can handle it. Handle is my middle name. Well, actually its the middle part of my first name.

>> Monica: Shut up. The camera adds ten pounds.
Chandler: So, how many cameras are actually on you?

>> (To Joey when he raises the idea of hitting a woman whom they thought was a stalker with a frying pan) Yes, hitting her with a frying pan is a good idea. We might want to have a back-up plan though, just in case she isn’t a cartoon!

>> Chandler: What else you got? Magazines, Diretoes… Condoms?
Joey: Hey, you don’t know how long where going to be in here. We may have to repopulate the Earth.
Chandler: And condoms are the way to do that?

>> You know, on second thought, gum would be perfection.

>> Rachel: Guess what, guess what, guess what!
Chandler: Let’s see, the fifth dentist caved, now they all recommend trident?

>> Chandler: [Enters Central Perk Monica, Ross and Phoebe are there] Oh good, okay, I can’t take it anymore. I can’t take it anymore. So you win, okay? Here! [Hands him the 50 bucks he’s about to owe him]
Chandler: – Pheebs? Flying a jet? Better make it a spaceship so that you can get back to your HOME planet! – And Ross, phone call for you today, Tom Jones, he wants his pants back! – And Hornswoggle? What are you dating a character from Fraggile Rock? [He sits down and sighs in relief]
Chandler: AAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!

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