Ruskin Bond, a beloved Indian author, weaves a tapestry of wisdom through his evocative quotes. His words, like “The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools” and “We’re all pilgrims on the same journey, but some pilgrims have better road maps” capture the essence of nature, human connections, and life’s transient beauty. Bond’s quotes transport readers to the idyllic landscapes of his stories, emphasizing the magic in everyday moments. With simplicity and depth, he celebrates the ordinary, reminding us of the joy in simple pleasures, the value of friendships, and the timeless allure of the world around us.
Happiness is as exclusive as a butterfly, and you must never pursue it. If you stay very still, it may come and settle on your hand. But only briefly. Savour those moments, for they will not come in your way very often.
The past is always with us, for it feeds the present.
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.
One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.
The secret of happiness is finding something bigger than yourself and then dedicating your life to it.
The world was full of good people, but there were few who could show it.
He knew that you had to laugh at the world, or else it would get you down.
Dreams are the best part of life; if you miss sleep you miss the best part of your life.
The first rule of happiness is to be yourself, and never to be ashamed of being yourself.
The greatest stories are those that resonate our beginnings and intuit our endings.
The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are moments when we touch one another.
We grew up learning to sing as soon as we could talk.
No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer.
The more you read, the better you will become at knowing what you enjoy.
I’ve always felt that happiness is just around the corner. The trick is to turn the corner and keep running.
You must write if you wish to be remembered, as I intend to be.
The past is never where you think you left it.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
Love is never wasted, for its value does not rest upon reciprocity.
It’s the company of a friend that makes even the loneliest walk seem a joy.
With the right person, you don’t have to work so hard to be happy. It just happens.
Sometimes, the way you see things changes the whole appearance of them.
I never feel lonely if I’ve got a book – they’re like old friends. Even if you’re not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they’re part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life.
A well-read man is a dangerous creature, for he’ll use his wit and imagination to outwit you, charm you, and interest you – but you’ll never really know where you stand with him.
No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
Don’t live in the past, my friend. Live in the present.
What is it about wearing a tuxedo or that little black dress that makes us feel confident, beautiful, splendid, even invincible? We put on formal wear and suddenly we become extraordinary.
Time will give you the answers you need, if you wait long enough.
I believe that love will find its way to the heart, no matter how hidden.
Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumblebee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
A writer must stand on the rock of his self-confidence if he is to survive the storms of his imagination.
There is something special about beginning a day with the soft part of the morning when the sky is pink and the earth is dotted with pearls of dew.
It is good to sit where the wind has been, even if you can’t smell it anymore.
He knew that there were times when a tree must shed its leaves before a new growth can begin.
It was said that the darkest hour of the night came just before the dawn.
The best stories don’t come from ‘good vs. bad,’ but ‘good vs. good.’
You can’t hold on to the past, but you can visit it whenever you wish.
There are some things that are not meant to last. They just take a place in your heart and make you smarter the next time.
Sometimes you have to lose something precious in order to gain something priceless.
When the world gets dark, friends shine the brightest.