Birthday: May 19, 1934

Author, Poet


58 Greatest Quotes By Ruskin Bond

These great trees of the mountains, I feel they know me well, as I watch them & listen to their secrets, happy to rest my head beneath their outstretched arms. Ruskin Bond
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. Ruskin Bond
I write a story in my head. I see the story like a movie. Ruskin Bond
It's courage, not luck, that takes us through to the end of the road. Ruskin Bond
We remember only what we want to remember. Ruskin Bond
I used to consider myself a loner. Ruskin Bond
Happiness is a mysterious thing, to be found somewhere between too little and too much. Ruskin Bond
The past is always with us, for it feeds the present. Ruskin Bond
I don't travel so much now, I get tired. Ruskin Bond
I have come to believe that the best kind of walk, or journey, is the one in which you have no particular destination when you set out. Ruskin Bond
I get inspiration from a lot of things around me - nature, hills, people, and even insects. Ruskin Bond
To be able to laugh and to be merciful are the only things that make man better than the beast. Ruskin Bond
But the trees seemed to know me. They whispered among themselves and beckoned me nearer. Ruskin Bond
A tiger is a tiger; he has his dignity to preserve even though he isn't aware of it! Ruskin Bond
The more you write, the better you will write! So - keep at it! Ruskin Bond
I never break my journey at Deoli but i pass through as often as I can. Ruskin Bond
Red roses for young lovers. French beans for longstanding relationships. Ruskin Bond
Readers want more of the same from you. So stick to one genre. Ruskin Bond
Whenever I run out of people to write about, I cook up a few ghosts, or they appear before me. Ruskin Bond
Yes, I do seek solitude, but I am never lonely. Ruskin Bond
Normally writers do not talk much,because they are saving their conversations for the readers of their book- those invisible listeners with whom we wish to strike a sympathetic chord. Ruskin Bond
To return to my own trees, I went among them often, acknowledging their presence with a touch of my hand against their trunks. Ruskin Bond
I mostly write short stories. They are best written in a continuous creative process. You have a feel of immediacy. Ruskin Bond
I am a storyteller from a personal viewpoint. When I run out of people I invent ghosts. I don't believe in ghosts. Never saw one. Ruskin Bond
When I write I just keep a waste paper basket handy in case I am experiencing a block. Ruskin Bond
Live long, my friend, be wise and strong. But do not from any man his song. Ruskin Bond
Wretched game, cricket, keeping romantic youths out in the sun when they should be indoors, applying balm to the foreheads of feverish young maidens. Ruskin Bond
There are two kinds of authors - subjective and objective. Introverts are more inward looking. Ruskin Bond
When you write a novel you have to live with the characters for a long time. So I prefer short stories. I never wrote anything more than 250 pages. Ruskin Bond
I was nostalgic even as a young man. Preferred listening to Opera not Bing Crossby. Ruskin Bond
There is money to be made in the market place, but under the cherry tree there is rest. Ruskin Bond
I have been naturally inclined towards mountains, trees, flowers, and rivers. Ruskin Bond
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. Ruskin Bond
Holidays can become tedious without something to read. Ruskin Bond
I like flowers. In my next life, maybe I can be a gardener. Ruskin Bond
I am a sleepy fellow. I will take a nice long nap the first chance I get. Ruskin Bond
I'm a pickle fiend. I like all kinds of pickles: garlic pickle, lemon pickle, mango pickle, jackfruit pickle, you name it. Ruskin Bond
I keep a journal, like many writers do. It helps in writing a story, as you can use an incident from the journal and put in your story. Ruskin Bond
I had a bad habit of falling in love with any girl who was nice to me. Ruskin Bond
I use a ball pen because fountain pens are clumsy, and I get ink all over my fingers by the time I finish with it. Ruskin Bond
I always look for a bookshop wherever I go. Ruskin Bond
Ghosts are all around us. Look for them, and you will find them. Ruskin Bond
As a schoolboy, I loved Charles Dickens. His 'David Copperfield' has had the strongest influence on me - I looked up to David Copperfield as a role model. Ruskin Bond
The ghost story is a popular genre of mine and is particularly adaptable to the visual media. Ruskin Bond
Respect the language in which you write. Be kind, develop good vocabulary, and be creative in writing beautiful sentences. Your prose should be your poetry when you write. Ruskin Bond
All my works over the years have been autobiographical in the sense they reflect some part of my life, although I have fictionalised them to an extent. Ruskin Bond
The older you get, the lesser you are bothered by what others think. Ruskin Bond
Small places intrigue me. Whenever I tried moving to a larger city, I ran back to the hills. Ruskin Bond
My first, 'Room on the Roof,' was the longest book I've written. Ruskin Bond
If I set out to write 'War And Peace' or 'A Suitable Boy,' I'd be miserable. Ruskin Bond
No, I don't want to be a brand. Brand means I cannot go out for a quiet walk without tourists and fans constantly following me. Ruskin Bond