प्रसिद्ध व्यक्तित्वहरूका कृति वा भनाइहरू पढ्नु आफैँमा एउटा ज्ञानप्रद र रमाइलो अनुभूति हुनसक्छ । त्यसमा पनि यदि ती भनाइहरू व्यङ्ग्यात्मक, हास्यरसले भरिएका वा तर्कबाट अतर्क तिर गएका छन् भने त्यसको मिठास अर्कै हुन्छ ।
विगतमा कुनै पुस्तक वा पत्र-त्रिका पढ्दा र इन्टरनेटका पेजहरू भ्रमण गर्दा भेटिएका यस्ता केही भनाइहरूलाई सारेर राखेको थिएँ । आजको पोस्टमा यस्तै केही प्रसिद्ध व्यक्तिका केही रमाइला र उटपट्याङ भनाइहरू राख्दै छु ।
सुरूमा Samuel Langhorne Clemens अर्थात् उपनाम Mark Twin का नामले लेख्ने प्रसिद्ध अमेरिकी व्यङ्ग्य लेखकका केही भनाइहरू
“Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.”
“Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it"
“A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.”
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.”
"Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow."
“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.”
अब अर्का प्रसिद्ध अमेरिकी चलचित्र नायक तथा भूतपूर्व राष्ट्रपति Ronald Reagan का केही भनाइहरू:
“Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.”
“Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.”
“Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.”
“The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”
कवि, लेखक, पत्रकार, सम्पादक आदि विभिन्न उपनाम दिन सकिने अर्का बहुमुखी प्रतिभाका धनी आइरिश विचारक Oscar Wilde पनि आफ्ना व्यङ्ग्यात्मक भनाइ र उद्धरणहरूका लागि प्रख्यात छन् । उनका केही भनाइहरू:
“To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.”
“A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.”
“Bad artists always admire each other's work. “
“Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.”
“Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.”
“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."
Albert Einstein कुनै परिचय दिनुपर्ने व्यक्तित्व हैनन् । तर उनि भौतिक विज्ञान वा वैज्ञानिकका रूपमा जत्ति प्रसिद्ध छन् त्यत्ति नै विख्यात छन् उनि विचारकका रूपमा पनि । आफ्नै वैज्ञानिक सिद्धान्त र आख्यानलाई बुझाउन समेत उनले बेला बेलामा रमाइलो उद्धरणहरूको प्रयोग गर्ने गर्थे । उनका केही भनाइहरू:
“God does not play dice with the universe.”
“The secret of creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”
“I am a deeply religious nonbeliever - This is a somewhat new kind of religion”
“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”
“The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits.”
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
"Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do — but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it."
लेखक, कुटनीतिज्ञ, संगीतकार, विचारक, राजनीतिज्ञ जस्ता अनेक विशेषण लगाउन सकिने अर्का बहुमुखि प्रतिभाका धनी अमेरिकी नागरिक Benjamin Franklin पनि आफ्ना सटिक र विनोदपूर्ण भनाइका लागि प्रख्यात छन् । उनका केही भनाइहरू:
“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.”
“God heals and the doctor takes the fee.”
“If you would know the value of money try to borrow some.”
“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”
“Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75.”
“The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise”
“Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
“Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.”
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill वा छोटकरीमा हामीले Winston Churchill भनेर चिन्ने ब्रिटिस भूतपूर्व प्रधानमन्त्री र साहित्यमा नोवेल पुरस्कार विजेता, पनि आफ्ना व्यङ्यात्मक र सटिक भनाइका लागि प्रख्यात छन् । उनका केही भनाइहरू:
“Yes, madam, I am drunk. But in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.”
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
“I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”
“A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, then asks you not to kill him.”
अन्य केही प्रख्यात व्यक्ति र केही अज्ञात व्यक्तिहरूका रमाइला भनाइहरू:
“TV and the Internet are good because they keep stupid people from spending too much time out in public.” – Douglas Coupland
"Give me a museum and I'll fill it." - Pablo Picasso
"There are no facts, only interpretations." - Friedrich Nietzsche
"We have art to save ourselves from the truth."- Friedrich Nietzsche
"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." - Napoleon Bonaparte
“A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing but together can decide that nothing can be done.” – Fred Allen
…र अन्तमा केही अज्ञात व्यक्तिहरूका रोचक भनाइहरू:
“If women ruled the world there would be no wars. Just a bunch of jealous countries not talking to each other.”
“A foolish man tells a woman to stop talking, but a wise man tells her she looks extremely beautiful when her lips are closed!”
“I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.”
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but if the doctor is cute then forget the fruit!”
“A good lawyer knows the law; a clever one takes the judge to lunch.”
Happy Quoting !