Thursday, May 8, 2008 by Abhinav Maurya
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When Wanderlust Hits Me
Quotes From Here And There
- Albert Einstein
- Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.
- Dylan Thomas
- I fell in love – that is the only expression I can think of – at once, and am still at the mercy of words, though sometimes now, knowing a little of their behavior very well, I think I can influence them slightly and have even learned to beat them now and then, which they appear to enjoy.
- Eddie Cantor
- It takes twenty years to become an overnight success.
- Edward Abbey
- May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
- e e cummings
- To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best night and day to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight and never stop fighting.
- Eyler Coates
- We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually produce a masterpiece. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
- Without music, life would be a mistake.
- Gustave Flaubert
- The one way of tolerating existence is to lose oneself in literature as in a perpetual orgy.
- Going to the Opera is like making love; we get bored but we come back.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- If I love you, what business is it of yours?
- John Steinbeck
- Only through imitation do we develop toward originality.
- Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
- There is no remedy so easy as books, which if they do not give cheerfulness, at least restore quiet to the most troubled mind.
- Leonard Cohen
- Ring the bells that still can ring;
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything;
That's how the light gets in.
- The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
- Paul Sweeney
- You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
- Peter Altenberg
- I never dreamed of being Shakespeare or Goethe, and I never expected to hold the great mirror of truth up before the world; I dreamed only of being a little pocket mirror, the sort that a woman can carry in her purse; one that reflects small blemishes, and some great beauties, when held close enough to the heart.
- Robert Frost
- In three words, I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
- There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money.
- Satchel Paige
- Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.
- Thomas Mann
- A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
- V S Naipaul
- The writer has only to listen very carefully and with a clear heart to what people say to him, and ask the next question, and the next.
My work appears in an anthology titled Urban Voice edited by Sunil Poolani. The theme for the anthology is the city of Bombay - the perennial favorite. Praise for earlier issue of Urban Voice appears here. Also featured in the anthology is Murzban Shroff, author of Breathless In Bombay. His well-crafted tragi-comic piece can be read here. Also there's Jane Bhandari whom I know only by reputation, courtesy the fantastic community of Caferati. Her work can be found here.
by Abhinav Maurya
Today is Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore's birth anniversary. In the memory of a great poet, novelist, playwright, philosopher, musician, educationist and visionary...
I do not leave the trace of wings in the air,
But I'm glad I had my flight.