25 Quotable Quotes Under 140 Characters

Here’s the first instalment of 25 hand-picked quotes that I’ve collected over the course of a year. I Hope you enjoy reading them!

“Kill a man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conquerer. Kill everyone, and you are a god.” – Jean Rostand

“Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife. She has thought much worse things about you.” – Jean Rostand

“I would rather die standing up, then live life on my knees.” – Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara

“I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.” – Walt Whitman

“Resist much. Obey little.” – Walt Whitman

“A genius is one who can do anything except make a living.” – Joey Lauren Adams

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Himu by Humayun Ahmed – Download Links

Here goes the download links of “Himu” novels by Humayun Ahmed. All the files are hosted on a different server, so don’t blame me for piracy as I’ve merely provided the links for you guys. Enjoy!

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Listed in chronological order:

  1. Mayuurakshee (ময়ূরাক্ষী) – 1990
  2. Darojar Opashe (দরজার ওপাশে) – 1992
  3. Himu (হিমু) – 1993
  4. Parapar (পারাপার) – 1994
  5. Ebong Himu (এবং হিমু) – 1995
  6. Himur Hate Koekti Neelpadma (হিমুর হাতে কয়েকটি নীল পদ্ম) – 1996
  7. Himur Ditiyo Prohor (হিমুর দ্বিতীয় প্রহর) – 1997
  8. Himur Roopalee Ratri (হিমুর রূপালী রাত্রি) – 1998
  9. Ekjon Himu Koekti Jhi Jhi Poka (একজন হিমু কয়েকটি ঝি ‍ঝি‍ পোকা) – 1999
  10. Tomader Ei Nogore (তোমাদের এই নগরে) – 2000
  11. Chole Jay Boshonter Din (চলে যায় বসন্তের দিন) – 2002
  12. Se Ase Dheere (সে আসে ধীরে) – 2003
  13. Angul Kata Joglu (আঙ্গুল কাটা জগলু) – 2005
  14. Holud Himu Kalo Rab (হলুদ হিমু কালো র্যাব) – 2006
  15. Aaj Himur Biye (আজ হিমুর বিয়ে) – 2007
  16. Himu Remande (হিমু রিমান্ডে) – 2008
  17. Himur Modhyadupur (হিমুর মধ্যদুপুর) – 2009
  18. Himur Babar Kothamala (হিমুর বাবার কথামালা) – 2009
  19. Himur Neel Josna” (হিমুর নীল জোছনা) – 2010 NEW!

Himur Neel Josna
Grab the latest novel of the series “Himur Neel Josna” (হিমুর নীল জোছনা), published in February 2010 on the occasion of Ekushey Book Fair. It’s a good one!

All the files are between 2 to 10 megabytes, and requires a PDF reader to open which I’m sure all of you already have. Buy hard copy of the books to support the author if you like them!

Broken link? Please let me know and I’ll mirror it. :)

Pythagorean Numbers

The 6th century B.C.E. philosopher Pythagoras taught that each number had it’s own peculiar character, virtue and properties.

One is the number of essence. It is the symbol of identity, of equality, of existance, of conservation and of general harmony. Having no parts, a single unit, announces order, peace and tranquility, which are founded on
unity of sentiments; consequently, one is a good principle.

The number two, the origin of contrasts, is the symbol of diversity, or inequality, of division and of separation. Two is accordingly an evil principle, a number of bad augury, characterizing disorder, confusion, and change.

Three is the first of unequals; it is the number containing the most sublime mysteries, for eveything is composed of three substances. It represents divinity, the soul of the world, the spirit of man. It is meditation, atonement, completeness — beginning, middle, end.

Four, the first mathematical power, is also one of the chief elements. It represents the generating virtue, whence come all combinations; it is the most perfect of numbers; it is the root of all things. Pythogoreans swear by the quaternary number, which gives the human soul it’s eternal nature.

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Don’t Quit

By Edgar Albert Guest

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit – rest if you must,
But don’t you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns.
As everyone of us sometimes learns.
And many a fellow turns about when he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow – you may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than it seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up when he might have captured the victor’s cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out – the silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And when you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit – it’s when things seem worst,
You must not quit.

Edgar Albert Guest (August 20, 1881, Birmingham, England – August 5, 1959, Michigan, USA) (also known as Eddie Guest) was a prolific American poet who was popular in the first half of the 20th century and became known as the People’s Poet.

New Hairstyle

Long hair became my identity over the last two years. People used to recognise me as the computer guy with long hair. There were people who thought me as a poet, writer, singer, artist, photographer, and looked up at me with respect, while some gave weird looks and passed strange comments.

Anyhow, the big news is that my long hair is gone — I got a haircut last week.

Now I do not have to tie my hair, keep an extra rubber band on the pocket, worry about drying the hair after a shower, use the straightening iron, or spend money on rebonding at a regular interval. And oh, I can use the same bottle of shampoo for a longer period of time now!

Russell, June 2008.
I’ll surely miss my ponytail, but it was a decision worth taken. :)

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