India Quotes

Ruskin Bond

and when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.

Salman Rushdie

‎No people whose word for 'yesterday' is the same as their word for 'tomorrow' can be said to have a firm grip on the time.

Tahir Shah

Enlightenment, and the death which comes before it, is the primary business of Varanasi.

Salman Rushdie

So India’s problem turns out to be the world’s problem. What happened in India has happened in God’s name.

The problem’s name is God.

E.M. Forster

But nothing in India is identifiable, the mere asking of a question causes it to disappear and merge into something else.

Albert Einstein

We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.

Holly Michael

If I could turn my thoughts into spoken words and share them with someone, they’d become real and mean something. Now, they were only lines that could be erased when I didn’t feel them anymore or hopeful thoughts that, like shadows, would disappear when the sun went away. - Rebecca Meyer, Crooked Lines

Vishwas Chavan

Cleanliness is a freedom movement for an aspiring Nation. Culture of cleanliness will influence the heygine, health, asthetics and natural setting of the nation, which is a new age currency of a country.

Ashok Kallarakkal

Failure is success in abeyance; but only for those who persevere.

Tahir Shah

Time spent in India has a extraordinary effect on one. It acts as a barrier that makes the rest of the world seem unreal.

Manu Joseph

From the comfort of distance, [Non resident Indians and Kashmiris] financially and emotionally support ideologies whose consequence they don’t have to face. They are not just a nuisance. As a collective they are dangerous. When men capable of murder receive the affection of engineers and MBAs, it makes them potentially far more lethal.

Sanjaya Baru

He was the first prime minister in a long time who did not have a son or a son-in-law in business or real estate

Sukant Ratnakar

Why is it that we are happy to see change of system happening in movies but, when it comes to real life, we are afraid of it. Are we a Box Office Democracy?

Tuhin A. Sinha

Ideology is dead..Politics is about give some, take back a lot more. Its business at the end of the day. - Ravi Nehra

Tuhin A. Sinha

I know I have a strong India connect. Is it Subhash Chandra Bose or my father who left my Austrian mother when I was one? - Catherine Khan

Tuhin A. Sinha

It’s a pity that the land of great leaders like Chandragupta Maurya, Ashoka and Akbar, has to be led by a dummy PM. - Shruti Ranjan

Tuhin A. Sinha

I have squandered away my father's political legacy...My personal life is in a mess...Can I turn the tables? - Rhea Malviya

Tuhin A. Sinha

I never aspired to be the PM...Why should I quit over a silly issue like corruption? - Devender Singh

Ashok Kallarakkal

Beauty lies in the LIES of the beholder!

Mohit Parikh

Internet is puberty of society.

Qurratulain Hyder

The Mississippi and its paddle boats, and the rivers of Bengal and their gleaming steamers evoked a similar atmosphere of romance, of long, song-filled voyages, high winds and lonely sunsets.

Viraj J. Mahajan

She was few inches taller than him and when for the first time her promising eyes met with his, he knew it would be more than friendship. He was too young to name that feeling then. But love...above all relationships knows no age.

Viraj J. Mahajan

These stories always take us to some far away places which we can never visit in real life.

Viraj J. Mahajan

She was now drowning in that pool of desires without having any idea about the depth of it.

Viraj J. Mahajan

There are so many moments in our life which we cannot describe with mere words. There are not enough adjectives to justify the emotions behind such moments. Those moments are your life- they define who you truly are

Arundhati Roy

At times there's something so precise and mathematically chilling about nationalism.

Build a dam to take away water AWAY from 40 million people. Build a dam to pretend to BRING water to 40 million people. Who are these gods that govern us? Is there no limit to their powers?

Arundhati Roy

Ammu's tears made everything that had so far seemed unreal, real.

Mahatma Gandhi

Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act which deprived a whole nation of arms as the blackest.

George Orwell

A dull, decent people, cherishing and fortifying their dullness behind a quarter of a million bayonets.

Arundhati Roy

If you think of the world as a global village, a fight between India and Pakistan is like a fight between the poorest people in the poorest quarters - the Adivasis and the Dalits. And in the meantime, the zamindars are laying the oil pipelines and selling both parties weapons.

Krishna Udayasankar

The more we prepare for war, the more we make it a reality. Yet, it would seem, to prepare for war may also be the best and possibly the only way to avoid it.’
– Govinda Shauri, The Aryavarta Chronicles - Kurukshetra

Bilal Bashir Magry

I have no sense of what War is like; It may be like disaster Hollywood movies. But i wish india and Pakistan fight a War and devour all ; instead of decapitating one-by-one

Viktor Vijay Kumar

The 'Renaissance' West Butchered the Rest.
If I had to choose between an erudite Aristotle and an unknown ‘soulless’ black slave I would choose the latter. The ascendancy of the West was on a heap of bodies of slaves and trampled humanity through colonization

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

It is the intense spirituality of India, and not any great political structure or social organisation that it has developed, that has enabled it to resist the ravages of time and the accidents of history.

Tiziana Stupia

No knife cuts as swiftly, deeply and precisely as the blade of the Beloved.

Virchand Gandhi

Since the early beginning of history, India has been the Klondyke of the world

Prem Kishore

When the British left, India was a multireligious, multiregional, multiethnic country, exploited, backward, and poor from colonialism.

Sambhav Ratnakar

The power of uncovering India’s biggest concealment is in your hands.

Aysha Taryam

The world believes it was built by love but reading Shah Jahan’s own words on the Taj, one could say it was grief that built the Taj Mahal and it was sorrow that saw it through sixteen years till completion.

Uday S. Kulkarni

The battle of Panipat was fought for more than what is usually imagined. It was fought by a people in the far south of India, on behalf of the Mughal Emperor, for the defence of India.

Sachin Kundalkar

At the meeting you behaves exactly as Marathi novelists of the last century tell is husbands do in sari shops.

Tahir Shah

There is nothing quite as unpleasant as wearing a pair of briefs which have been trailed through a Calcutta courtyard. Nothing, that is, except having one's elbows and knees lacerated by unseen slivers of glass and discarded razor blades.

Sachin Kundalkar

I felt the kind of peace you feel when you come in from a hot afternoon and pour cold water over your feet.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us.

Reymond Page

Waking up in India is like waking up to life itself.

Sachin Kundalkar

Spoil all the walls with sellotape marks.

Oswald Mosley

Als it is hard for America to fight wars in the name of freedom, if those people themselves choose for nonfreedom. Can America and England save India from communism, if they vote communist themselves.

Sharad Vivek Sagar

Our national emblem has four lions but unfortunately we have highlighted more lambs and wolfs than real lions of our country.

Sharad Vivek Sagar

I fail to find even one "Netaji" among the several thousand "Netas" of today. India needs our sacrifices once more and my entire life is and will remain dedicated to the service of my country.

Nani Palkhiwala

To my countrymen
who gave unto themselves the constitution but not the ability to keep it,who inherited resplendent heritage but not the wisdom to cherish it,who suffer and endure in pain without the perception of their potential.

Ian B.G. Burns

A boy, Ranga, is the light in his father’s eye and the love in his mother’s heart.

Veena Nagpal

...every harsh word spoken, every such act or even thought doesn’t just disappear - it hangs around somewhere in totality and some day it boomerangs to haunt us.

K. Hari Kumar

Dying is not a solution.. I want to live with You..!

Tahir Shah

In India an explanation is often more confusing than what prompted it.

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