Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Amrita Pritam...

Amrita Pritam
Born: 31st August 1919 - British India - now Punjab, Pakistan
Died: 31st October 2005 - Delhi, India


*considered the first prominent female Punjabi writer

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

When a man denies the power of a woman, he is denying his own subconscious. 

Warish Shah I call out to you, 
Rise from your grave, speak out and turn, 
Another page of the Book of Love

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Mary Shelley...

Born: 30th August, 1797 - UK
Died: February 1, 1851 - UK

short story writer
travel writer

Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.
- Frankenstein

I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine
and rage the likes of which you would not believe.
If I cannot satisy the one, I will indulge the other.
- Frankenstein

Monday, 29 August 2016

Count Maurice...

Count Maurice Maeterlinck
Born: 29th August 1862 - Ghent, Belgium
Died: 6th May 1949 - Nice, France

Nobel Prize winner in Literature - 1911

When we lose someone we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together ...
- The Treasure of the Humble 

...signs of a life that we cannot explain are everywhere, vibrating by the side of the life of every day.
- The Treasure of the Humble

Sunday, 28 August 2016


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Born: August 28, 1749 - Free City of Frankfurt
Died: March 22, 1832 - Weimar, Germany


A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
- Faust
All theory is grey, my friend. But forever green is the tree of life.
- Faust

I call architecture frozen music.

The soul that seeks beauty may sometimes walk alone.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

C.S. Forester...

C.S. Forester
Born: August 27, 1899 - Cairo, Egypt
Died: April 2, 1966 - California, U.S.


When a man who is drinking neat gin starts talking about his mother he is past all argument.
- The African Queen

Hornblower worked as hard to conceal his human weaknesses as some men worked to conceal ignoble birth.
- Lieutenant Hornblower

Friday, 26 August 2016

Christopher Isherwood...

Christopher Isherwood
Born: August 26, 1904 - UK
Died: January 4, 1986 - US

One should never write down or up to people, but out of yourself. 

If it’s going to be a world with no time for sentiment, it’s not a world that I want to live in.
 ― A Single Man 

We live in stirring times-  tea-stirring times. 

I have had an unpleasant feeling, such as one has in a dream, that I myself do not exist.
 ―  Goodbye to Berlin
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