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When I was growing up in a small village in India, the fairy-tales and children's stories led me to believe that villains and bad guys look like monsters, and they are really very rude and crude in their behavior. The movies during my generation also strengthened that perseption. As I grew up and travelled around the world, I soon realized the reality that the bad guys and villains are often good looking, well-behaved, silky smooth, sharp and smart...often too smart to gain your complete confidence before their brutal betrayal and them deceitfully back-stabbing you when you least expect it. We all discover this harsh reality hard way, after getting entangled at least once in their tantalizing tangled web of deception, that appearances can often be deceptive, and too good to be true - always! And yet, not all the times but only occasionally, the dreamer and optimist inside us likes to believe those fairy-tales and the happy-ending movies from childhood....
– Deodatta V. Shenai-KhatkhateRate it:
When I was growing up in India, I was taught that if you are gifted with special talents, you don't own them. Those talents aren't yours, because they come to you straight from God. I was further advised to use those God-gifted talents for advancing society, by helping people who're in dire need. It's one of the most powerful teachings that I've inherited from my childhood in India. It constantly reminds me that Life is a give-and-take process; and that the more you give back to society, the more you'll receive from God. This interesting philosophy of life instills humility, and keeps my feet firmly on the ground; no matter which country or continent I live in. And I am thankful to my parents, who guided me with such invaluable lessons of life.
– Deodatta V. Shenai-KhatkhateRate it:
When I was in High School the closest I had ever been to being on the Honor Roll was Yes your Honor and No your Honor.
– Tom ZeganRate it:
When I was in school, I cheated on my metaphysics exam I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.
– Woody AllenRate it:
When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room.
– Woody AllenRate it:
When I was one-and-twenty,
I heard a wise man say,
Give pounds and crowns and guineas,
But not your heart away."

Give pearls away and rubies,
But keep your fancy free."
But I was one-and-twenty,
No use to talk to me.

– A.E. HousemanRate it:
When I was research head of General Motors and wanted a problem solved, I'd place a table outside the meeting room with a sign: LEAVE SLIDE RULES HERE! If I didn't do that, I'd find some engineer reaching for his slide rule. Then he'd be on his feet saying, Boss you can't do that.
– Charles F. KetteringRate it:
When I was working in Kahaani…, I hardly got time to watch even one episode of any show. However, after Kahaani…, I have been relaxing and watching two Balaji shows regularly – Bandini and Kitni Mohabbat Hai and am liking both of them. Another serial I have been following is Balika Badhu – it is one of the best ongoing shows today. However, in the last few days there is some interior work that is going on in my house and thus I am not being able to watch television.
– Sakshi TanwarRate it:
When I was young I had an elderly friend who used often to ask me to stay with him in the country. He was a religious man and he read prayers to the assembled household every morning. But he had crossed out in pencil all the passages that praised God. He said that there was nothing so vulgar as to praise people to their faces and, himself a gentleman, he could not believe that God was so ungentlemanly as to like it.
– W. Somerset MaughamRate it:
When I was young I use to go to the beach so much my mom would call me a "Son of a Beach".
– Tom ZeganRate it:
When I was young I used to date homeless chicks, they weren't very picky and at the end of the date I could just drop them off at any corner.
– Tom ZeganRate it:
When I was young my Dad told me that Alcohol kills thousands of brain cells and he said, "son . . . you're not the smartest kid in your class"!
– Tom ZeganRate it:
When I was young my parents use to move a lot . . . but I'd always find them.
– Tom ZeganRate it:
When I was young there was no respect for the young, and now that I am old there is no respect for the old. I missed out coming and going.
– J.B. PriestleyRate it:
When I was young, I used to think that wealth and power would bring me happiness... I was right.
– Gahan WilsonRate it:
When I was young, I was sure of many things now there are only two things of which I am sure one is, that I am a miserable sinner and the other, that Christ is an all-sufficient Saviour. He is well-taught who learns these two lessons.
– John NewtonRate it:
When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.
– Mark TwainRate it:
When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, 'Did you sleep good' I said 'No, I made a few mistakes.'
– Steven WrightRate it:
When I write love songs, people think they're really soppy -- but I see love as a consolation for the boredom of life.
– Martin GoreRate it:
When I write, I see the character inside out, not outside in.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.Rate it:
When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next.
– Dolly PartonRate it:
When I'm laid in my coffin, I want you to put a picture of my grandchild to the right of me and and a picture of my daughter to my left. That way they will be buried with me.
– Jeanne CalmentRate it:
When I'm loved I'm the universe, If I'm not I'm merely a dying star.
– Angela KeithRate it:
When I'm not thanked at all, I'm thanked enough, I've done my duty, and I've done no more.
– Henry FieldingRate it:
When I'm trusting and being myself... everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously.
– Shakti GawainRate it:

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