October 15, 2015

Calvinism






People always make the mistake of thinking art is created for them. But really, art is a private language for sophisticates to congratulate themselves on their superiority to the rest of the world.

I wondered, is it better to do the right thing and fail...or is it better to do the wrong thing and succeed? On the one hand, undeserved success gives no satisfaction...but on the other hand, well-deserved failure gives no satisfaction either.

Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.

We should take pride in our mediocrity.

I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep my expectations.

That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse.

There's no problem so awful, that you can't add some guilt to it and make it even worse.

Hobbes: Do you think there's a God?
Calvin: Well, somebody's out to get me!

Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you're just a reflection of him?

They say the secret of success is being at the right place at the right time, but since you never know when the right time is going to be, I figure the trick is to find the right place and just hang around.

The problem about the future is that it keeps turning into the present.

All this modern technology just makes people try to do everything at once.

People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.

The more you know, the harder it is to take decisive action. Once you are informed, you start seeing complexities and shades of gray. You realize nothing is as clear as it first appears. Ultimately, knowledge is paralyzing. 

Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change. But pretty soon, everything's different.

Life is like topography, Hobbes. There are summits of happiness and success, flat stretches of boring routine, and valleys of frustration and failure.



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    1. কোনটা সবথেকে ভালো লাগল?

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    1. গুড, বিম্ববতী।

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  3. People always make the mistake of thinking art is created for them. But really, art is a private language for sophisticates to congratulate themselves on their superiority to the rest of the world.
    People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
    Chobitao , tobe baki gulo o kichu kom noy ! :)

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    1. People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.

      হাই ফাইভ।

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  4. Sob kotai excellent, tobe amar favourite eita:
    Calvin: You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
    Hobbes: What mood is that?
    Calvin: Last-minute panic.

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    1. হাহা, এটা আমারও প্রিয়, সুগত। ওই মুডটা ছাড়া আমারও কাজ হয় না।

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  5. সবগুলোই খাসা ! মন ভাল হয়ে গেল। অনেকদিন ধরে ভাবছি পুরো বক্স সেটটা কিনে ফেলব। আমার বেজায় পছন্দের আর একটা হল -

    Calvin: (Writes on a test) "As you can see, I've memorized this utterly useless fact long enough to pass a test question. I now intend to forget it forever. You've taught me nothing except how to cynically manipulate the system. Congratulations."

    (Talking to himself) "They say the satisfaction of teaching makes up for the lousy pay."





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    1. একদম খাঁটি কথা, পিয়াস। অবশ্য আমাদের ক্যালভিনের সব কথাই খাঁটি।

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  6. Calvin (writing, after being asked to explain Newton's First Law of Motion "in his own words"): Yakka foob mog. Grug pubbawup zink wattoom gazork. Chumble spuzz.
    (speaking) I love loopholes.

    পুজোয় সি আর পার্ক? নাকি রিষড়া নাকতলা?

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    1. এবার চিত্তরঞ্জন পার্ক, দেবাশিস। ক্যালভিনের কোটটা চমৎকার বেছেছেন।

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