sâmbătă, 15 noiembrie 2008

Memorable quotes for "Merlin"

Mordred: Why didn't you kill him, Auntie Mab?
Queen Mab: Because that's what he wanted me to do.

Merlin: You killed her.
Queen Mab: No, I didn't. I only let her die.

Lady of the Lake: It’s human to make mistakes Merlin, and part of you is human, the best part.

Morgan: I like the old ways. The old ways gave me Mordred. And they made me beautiful. Merlin: But beauty is only an illusion.

Morgan: Beauty is always only an illusion.

Vortigern: It's easy to die knowing you'll die for your country.

Lady of the Lake: Good king. Bad king. You judge too easily Merlin. You will learn.

Lady of the Lake: My sister was right about one thing. When we are forgotten, we cease to exist.

Ambrosia: Magic has no power over the human heart.

Father Abbott: Faith is Supreme, of course. But love is even better.

Vortigern: Patience isn't one of my virtues
Merlin: You have so few of those, I wouldn't worry about that one.

Vortigern: I didn't send for you
Nimue: That's why I'm here

Mordred: I'm sorry father, but I'm going to destroy you. And this time, your pet wizard won't save you.

Queen Mab: With evil all around me, I can do nothing but evil to survive.
Nimue: Oh... that's too easy.

King Arthur Pendragon: I made a mistake that night with Morgan. But I can't believe that I'll be condemned for all eternity for one mistake.
Merlin: No, not by me. I'll never condemn you Arthur.

Frik: Handsome is as handsome does. What does that mean? I never really understood the phrase.

Merlin: I'm thinking of the future here Morgan.
Morgan: Oh, you would think of the future, Merlin. Because the past is too painful.

Mordred: Good-bye Frick. I'll miss you. No, I won't.

King Arthur Pendragon: Merlin, what should I do?
Merlin: In the end, you must uphold the law.
Merlin: Lancelot always saved everything to the last moment. And then my memory of Lancelot is that he never got anything right.

Merlin: I have a life to live and a chance to live it.

Merlin: Will you be able to handle Mordred?
King Arthur Pendragon: It's just one more battle. And right is on our side.

King Arthur Pendragon: It's time to end it all.
Mordred: Well... we agree on that at least. You know father, if you'd lived, I don't think we'd have been very happy as a family.

Merlin: Thank you my old friend, for everything.
Frik: Oh, no need to thank me. I just love happy endings.

Merlin: I had won. I was trying to smile but it was the smile of desolution. Inside, I felt only the pity and the terror and the waste of it all. Everyone I had ever loved, and who ever loved me - all gone... all gone down...

Nimue: You've grown older.
Merlin: [Chuckles] . You too.
Nimue: Does it even matter?
Merlin: No. Not anymore.

Vortigern: That is a mistake many of my enemies make. They think before they act. I act before I think.
Ambrosia: You've been sliding down the ladder of success so quickly these last few years you must have got splinters in your backside.

Morgan: Am I beautiful, my love?
Frik: Beyond words. Am I?
Morgan: Oh yes. Beyond words.

Mordred: Father, you've hurt me. Here, in my heart. Not usually one of my vulnerable spots.
[last lines]
Merlin: There's no more. That's the end of magic...

Queen Mab: [after Mab and Frick had just appeared out of the closed door] We thought we would come in the traditional way, through the door.
Merlin: Its traditional to open it first.

Merlin: They say that when you're unhappy, time crawls by. When you're happy, however... my childhood must have been very happy.

Morgan: Mordred, never be rude! Being rude is weak.

Merlin: How are you Frik?
Frik: Over-worked and under-paid, how terribly sweet of you to inquire.

Merlin: It's a lovely story. And so are you.

Merlin: Oh, they hurt... memories. Memories of love, they hurt. Our world was tearing tiself to pieces and I didn't care. Those were truly the happiest days of my life.

King Uther Pendragon: Do you know what love is Merlin?
Merlin: Yes Uther, sad to say, I know what love is.

Merlin: Things fall apart, they say. Uther had betrayed me, killed Cornwall. But then, I'd betrayed Igraine by helping Uther seduce her. So the wheel of life turns - one betrayal leads to another and another. The innocent die. It haunted me for the rest of my life.

Merlin: A reputation is like glass, once cracked it can never be replaced.

Merlin: You'll always be beautiful to me.

Nimue: To be closer to my God.
Merlin: The closer you are to him, the farther you are from me.

Merlin: I was his tutor. I didn't teach him magic. I taught him ethics and morals. It is much more difficult, believe me.

Ambrosia: [to Queen Mab] You are so cold! If I would punch you in the heart I'd break my fist.

Queen Mab: I'm glad to see you haven't lost all the skills I taught you...
Merlin: I've lost none of them. And it was Frik who taught me!
Queen Mab: Don't mention that ingrate! He left my employment... without a reference!

King Constant: Let the whole world die, if I die...

Queen Mab: You... you don't believe in anything.
Vortigern: I believe in me.
Queen Mab: That's not enough to make us win.

Mordred: Oh, I'm hurt, here, in my heart. Not usually my most vulnerable spot. I recognize you, Father.

Mordred: She sleeps alone at last. One day she was laughing, smiling, the next, gone like a summer breeze in the midst of life, etc, etc, etc, and so on and so forth.
All stories have something deep to express and to say :)
I love the messages from this story

vineri, 14 noiembrie 2008

Inspirational Words of Wisdom

The Wisdom of Einstein

Knowledge: The Search for the truth and Knowledge is one of the finest attributes of a man, though often it is most loudly voiced by those who strive for it the least.

Authority: To punish me for my contempt of authority, fate has made me an authority myself.

Truth: It is difficult to say what truth is, but sometimes it is easy to recognize a falsehood.

Cooperation: A hundred times a day I remind myself that my inner and outer lives are based on the labors of other people, living and dead and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.

Wisdom: Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.

Greatness: There is only one road to human greatness: through the school of hard knocks.

Happiness: A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.

Fame: With fame I become more and more stupid, which of course is a very common phenomenon.

Life: Life is sacred, that is to say, it is the supreme value, to which all other values are subordinate.

Aging: I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don't have to.

Praise: The only way to escape the personal corruption of praise is to go on working.

Problems: Fear or stupidity has always been the basis of most human actions.

Relativity: An hour sitting with a pretty girl on a park bench passes like a minute, but a minute sitting on a hot stove seems like an hour.

Goals: One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. One must develop an instinct for what one can barely achieve through one's greatest efforts.

Racism: The only remedies against race and prejudice are enlightenment and education. This is a slow and painstaking process.

Solitude: I lived in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.

Value: Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.

Imagination: When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come close to the conclusion that the gift of imagination has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing absolute knowledge

miercuri, 12 noiembrie 2008

Insight of the day

"Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it."

William Feather
1889-1981, Writer

duminică, 9 noiembrie 2008


Received this today - I love it!

"Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

miercuri, 5 noiembrie 2008

Law of Attraction

When we are feeling happy on the inside, law of attraction is matching up the inside of us, and bringing unlimited happiness to us. Law of attraction says, “Like attracts like”. We have to be the exact state on the inside of what we want to bring on the outside. You can’t complain and be miserable and expect your life to change. In that state you are attracting more misery to yourself. You have to be the ‘like’ that you want to attract.

Get on the Top

I received today a question.

What does it mean hard work? To become a workaholic?

"In Wikipedia dictionary workaholic, colloquially, is a person who is addicted to work. The phrase does not always imply that the person actually enjoys their work, but rather simply feels compelled to do it. There is no generally accepted medical definition of such a condition, although some forms of stress, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder can be work-related."

In my vision “hard work” has a different meaning as workaholic. I believe lot of people does not see the difference in here.

In the interview I just had, the person was asked to differentiate this thing.
To make a good impression, my candidate pretended she was explaining the meaning or difference but she was just playing with the words.

I had a conclusion: Some people become workaholic on their way of proving themselves they are good, they want to earn more money and all it matters is the result. But is the meaning of result? My idea was thinking about success in work. Some are speaking about money as result.

Margaret Thatcher, the Former Prime Minister of England said: "I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near."

To achieve that top you set for yourself you will surely need hard work. But before you decide to start to work hard define for yourself what hard work means. If you really like that kind of job you're doing than do your best being successful with it and work smart.

Another common question in my interviews. What is success? How can you describe success? I believe and trust in people's creativity but most of the time they don't use it. As result 5 from 10 persons answer trying to give the best definition found once in a book or blog.

I insist to think about a definition that characterize them. It should come from inside. Astonishing!

Conclusion: people don't like this kind of questions not because they may not know the answer but because they do not allow themselves to think about success as something they deserve to have or be.

Wish you a successful career path and work smart :)


Make a difference

Most people feel powerless to help others, when in fact every single human being has a power within them that, when directed properly, will help beyond anything else. You can direct this power by focusing on people in difficult situations being in joy, by imagining them in joy right now. Hold to the outcome of joy for them. By doing this, you will cause the unfathomable Creative Power to move through you to bring them joy.

"It's the little things you do that can make a big difference. What are you attempting to accomplish? What little thing can you do today that will make you more effective? You are probably only one step away from greatness."

Bob Proctor
Author and Speaker

Key to success

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."

Bill Cosby
Actor and Comedian


"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand."

Albert Einstein
1879-1955, Physicist