Memorable Quotes From Amy Poehler, Michelle Obama, Ruskin Bond And More

Our monthly fix of quotes from influential personalities

Team RD Updated: Jun 12, 2019 15:54:07 IST
Memorable Quotes From Amy Poehler, Michelle Obama, Ruskin Bond And More

“Women are constantly criticized for being too  emotional. Can we be allowed to be as messy, as all over the place, as inconsistent and as mediocre as men? Do we have to always be patient, special, nurturing, adaptable?”

—Amy Poehler, actor, comedian, director, producer and writer


“Let’s invite one another in. Maybe then we can begin to fear less, to make fewer wrong assumptions, to let go of the biases and stereotypes that unnecessarily divide us. Maybe we can better embrace the ways we are  the same. It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about where you get yourself in the end. There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others. This, for me, is how we become.”

—Michelle Obama, lawyer and writer


“A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth.”

—Daniel Kahneman, psychologist and economist


“It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree—make sure you understand the fundamental principles, i.e. the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to.” 

—Elon Musk, technology entrepreneur


“Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.” 

—Carl Jung, psychiatrist and psychologist


“Yes, I’d love to have a garden of my own—spacious and gracious, and full of everything that’s fragrant and flowering. But if I don’t succeed, never mind—I’ve still got the dream.”

Ruskin Bond, writer

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