Sachin Tendulkar :Most things are temporary, your cricket will also be temporary”

Q: On how you raised in a middle-class home, transmits values to your kids:

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Sachin: I think it has a lot to do with interaction. My father never told me what was right or wrong. He guided me, but most of the things I learned came from watching him. He never told me that I had to be humble, I just watched him [being humble himself] and I said, “This is how I want to be in life.”

The most important advice he gave me was when he said, “Most things are temporary, your cricket will also be temporary because at some stage you will stop. But something that stays permanently with you is your nature, the person you are. So try and be a good person. People will appreciate that even after you’ve stopped playing.” So I try and tell my children the same thing.

source : http://keepingscore.blogs.time.com/2012/05/09/ive-got-to-be-myselt-the-sachin-tendulkar-interview/

Mirzakhani :”doing mathematics for me is like being on a long hike with no trail and no end in sight”

Q: What do you find most rewarding or productive?
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Maryam Mirzakhani :Of course, the most rewarding part is the “Aha” moment, the excitement of discovery and enjoyment of understanding something new – the feeling of being on top of a hill and having a clear view. But most of the time, doing mathematics for me is like being on a long hike with no trail and no end in sight. I find discussing mathematics with colleagues of different backgrounds one of the most productive ways of making progress.

Charlie Chaplin :”Many a jack-of-all-trades has been mistaken for a genius”

Q: Do you think there is such a thing as a genius?

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CHAPLIN:  I’ve never known quite what a genius was. I think it’s somebody with a talent, who’s highly emotional about it, and is able to master a technique. Everybody is gifted in some way. The average man has to differentiate between doing a regular sort of unimaginative job, and the fellow who’s a genius doesn’t. He does something different, but does this very well. Many a jack-of-all-trades has been mistaken for a genius.

Source : http://www.ednapurviance.org/search/lostinterview.html

 

 

Steve Jobs : “For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through”

Playboy: What’s the difference between the people who have insanely great ideas and the people who pull off those insanely great ideas?

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Jobs: Let me compare it with IBM. How come the Mac group produced Mac and the people at IBM produced the PCjr? We think the Mac will sell zillions, but we didn’t build Mac for anybody else. We built it for ourselves. We were the group of people who were going to judge whether it was great or not. We weren’t going to go out and do market research. We just wanted to build the best thing we could build. When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.

Source : http://reprints.longform.org/playboy-interview-steve-jobs

Ingmar Bergman : “We’re emotional illiterates”

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“I’ll tell you something banal.We’re emotional illiterates.And not only you and I-practically everybody,that’s the depressing thing.We’re taught everything about the body and about agriculture in Madagascar and about the square root of pi, or whatever the hell it’s called,but not a word about the soul.We’re abysmally ignorant,about both ourselves and others.There’s a lot of loose talk nowadays to the effect that children should be brought up to know all about brotherhood and understanding and coexistence and equality and everything else that’s all the rage just now.But it doesn’t dawn on anyone that we must first learn something about ourselves and our own feelings.Our own fear and loneliness and anger.We’re left without a chance,ignorant and remorseful among the ruins of our ambitions.To make a child aware of it’s soul is something almost indecent.You’re regarded as a dirty old man.How can you understand other people if you don’t know anything about yourself?Now you’re yawning,so that’s the end of the lecture.”
― Ingmar Bergman