Quotes from Classic Indian authors (Hopecore edition) pt. 1! - Deepstash

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RABINDRANATH TAGORE

Our responsibility is no longer to acquire, but to BE.

RABINDRANATH TAGORE

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90 reads

VIKRAM SETH

I think it's possible to be multi-rooted, rather like a banyan tree, without being deracinated

VIKRAM SETH

7

83 reads

AMRITA PRITAM

Peace is not just the absence of violence, peace is when the flowers bloom.

AMRITA PRITAM

7

84 reads

INDIRA GANDHI

Without courage, you cannot practice any other virtue. You have to have courage - courage of different kinds:

first, intellectual courage, to sort out different values and make up your mind about which is the one which is right for you to follow.

You have to have moral courage to stick up to that - no matter what comes in your way, no matter what the obstacle and the opposition is.

INDIRA GANDHI

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62 reads

SAADAT HASAN MANTO

I wondered why people consider escapism so bad, even the escapism on display right then. At first it might appear unseemly, but in the end its lack of pretension gives it its own sort of beauty.

SAADAT HASAN MANTO

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65 reads

V. S. NAIPAUL

You need someone to see what you've done, to read it and to understand it and to appreciate what's gone into it.

V. S. NAIPAUL

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55 reads

RABINDRANATH TAGORE

The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.

RABINDRANATH TAGORE

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57 reads

V. S. NAIPAUL

You can't deny what you've learned; you can't deny your travels; you can't deny the nature of your life.

V. S. NAIPAUL

7

48 reads

SHASHI DESHPANDE

Self-revelation is a cruel process.

The real picture, the real you never emerges.

Looking for it is as bewildering as trying to know how you really look.

Ten different mirrors show you ten different faces.

SHASHI DESHPANDE

7

45 reads

RABINDRANATH TAGORE

The most important lesson that man can learn from life, is not that there is pain in this world, but that it is possible for him to transmute it into joy.

RABINDRANATH TAGORE

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43 reads

SALMAN RUSHDIE

Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, power to retell it, to rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts.

SALMAN RUSHDIE

7

42 reads

ARUNDHATI ROY

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you.

To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power.

Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.

ARUNDHATI ROY

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35 reads

ABDUL KALAM

One best book is equal to hundred good friends, but one good friend is equal to a Library.

ABDUL KALAM

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44 reads

INDIRA GANDHI

Difficulties can't be eliminated from life.

Individuals will always have them, countries will always have them...

The only thing is to accept them, if possible, overcome them, otherwise to come to terms with them.

It's all right to fight, yes, but only when it's possible. 

INDIRA GANDHI

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34 reads

AMITAV GHOSH

To use the past to justify the present is bad enough—but it’s just as bad to use the present to justify the past.

AMITAV GHOSH

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38 reads

VIJAYA LAKSHMI PANDIT

Difficulties, opposition, criticism — these things are meant to be overcome, and there is a special joy in facing them and in coming out on top.

It is only when there is nothing but praise that life loses its charm and I begin to wonder what I should do about it.

VIJAYA LAKSHMI PANDIT

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34 reads

ROHINTON MISTRY

Flirting with madness was one thing; when madness started flirting back, it was time to call the whole thing off.

ROHINTON MISTRY

7

35 reads

ARUNDHATI ROY

People can be extraordinarily resilient and show extraordinary grace and humour even in moments of tribulation.

I've always found that it's much easier for people who are not terribly, badly off to lose hope and to be pessimistic.

I suppose that when you are in a really serious situation, you have to be present, you have to think about it, there's not much scope for self-pity.

ARUNDHATI ROY

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34 reads

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