When I was a little girl,
I asked my mother what I will be,
Will I be pretty?
Will I be rich?
This is what she said to me,
Que sera, sera
Whatever will be, will be
The future is not ours to see
Que sera, sera
What will be, will be.
(A Popular Song)
God is very kind. We don't have the patience to believe in His goodness. But He never lets us down. He did not give me the earlier awards because He wanted to give me something bigger. I want to believe that I have got what 1 have because I have worked for it and I deserve it. I have always believed in destiny. Nobody can take away what is mine. No problem is permanent. My favourite philosophy in life is : This too shall pass.
(Tabu : Best Indian actress : 1996)
There is one way life plays its practical jokes on us.
Superficially we remain in control of our lives. But some one else writes the script.
The Moving Finger writes and having writ,
Moves on; nor all thy piety nor wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a line,
Nor all thy tears wash out a word of it.
(Omar Khayyam : 1048-1131 : translated from Rubaiyat in Persian by Edward Fitzgerald)
There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
(James Russell Lowell : 1819-1891)
I ask my destiny -- what power is this
That cruelly drives me onward without rest?
My destiny says, "Look round!" I turn back and see
It is I myself that is ever pushing me from behind.
(Rabindranath Tagore : 1861-1941)