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15 times Ruskin Bond’s quotes on love, life, and, travel captured our souls


Ruskin Bond, the name is enough to transport us into a different land altogether. The man has been weaving magic with his pen for the last seven decades. He has made us fall in love with nature, life and with love itself. Children found fascination, teenagers found adventures while those with broken-hearts found solace. This clearly explains that he is among the few writers who enjoys popularity irrespective of different age groups. He has been felicitated with Sahitya Academy Award in 1992, Padma Shri in 1999 and Padma Bhushan in 2014. You might be surprised to know that the writer had shared a screen space with actress Priyanka Chopra in Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘7 Khoon Maaf’ in 2011. The movie is based on Ruskin Bond’s short story Susanna’s Seven Husbands. On Ruskin Bond’s 83rd birthday, here are 15 best quotes on love, life and travel that captured our soul. Over and over again.

  • You find love when you least expect to, and lose it when you are sure that it is in your grasp.
  • Happiness is a mysterious thing, to be found somewhere between too little and too much.
  • The past is always with us, for it feeds the present.
  • Yes, I’d love to have a garden of my own spacious and full of everything that is fragrant and flowering. But if I don’t succeed, never mind, I’ve still got the dream.
  • People come and go, the mountains remain. Mountains are permanent things. They are stubborn, they refuse to move.
  • I am still on my zigzag way pursuing the diagnol between reason and heart.
  • I may stop loving you, but I’ll never stop loving the days I loved you.
  • There is a distinction to be made between aloneness and loneliness.
  • What is nostalgia, after all, but an attempt to preserve that which was good in the past?
  • In our imperfect world, there is far too much talk and not enough thought.
  • It is always the same with mountains. Once you have lived with them for any length of time, you belong to them. There is no escape.
  • You may break, you may shatter the vase, if you will. But the scent of the roses will linger there still.
  • It isn’t that’s passing by, it is you and I.
  • The world keeps on changing, but there is something, somewhere, that remains the same.
  • After all, it is a good thing to laugh..and if a straw can tickle a man, it is an instrument of happiness.