Top motivational quotes by author and poet Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond is one of the best authors and poets. The author’s most famous works are his short stories Suzzana’s Seven husbands and cherry trees. One thing that most likely is common in his works is that he makes life even more beautiful and nature even more mesmerizing .

Here are some of Ruskin Bond’s most beautiful quotes:

and when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.”
 Scenes from a Writer’s Life
To be able to laugh and to be merciful are the only things that make man better than the beast”
People often ask me why my style is so simple. It is, in fact, deceptively simple, for no two sentences are alike. It is clarity that I am striving to attain, not simplicity.
Of course, some people want literature to be difficult and some writers like to make their readers toil and sweat. They hope to be taken more seriously that way. I have always tried to achieve prose that is easy and conversational. And those who think this is simple should try it for themselves.”
Best Of Ruskin Bond
Book readers are special people, and they will always turn to books as the ultimate pleasure. Those who do not read are the unfortunate ones. There’s nothing wrong with them, but they are missing out on one of life’s compensations and rewards. A great book is a friend that never lets you down. You can return to it again and again and the joy first derived from it will still be there.
How evanescent those loves and friendships seem at this distance in time…We move on, make new attachments. We grow old. But sometimes, we hanker for old friendships, the old loves. Sometimes I wish I was young again. Or that I could travel back in time and pick up the threads. Absent so long, I may have stopped loving you, friends; but I will never stop loving the Day I loved you.
 – Delhi is not far
The trees had multiplied! They were moving. In one small corner of the world, Grandfather’s dream was coming true and the trees were moving again.
Rusty, the Boy from the Hills
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. Savor those moments, for they will not come in your way very often.
A Little Book of Life
Happiness is a mysterious thing, to be found somewhere between too little and too much.
A Book of Simple Living
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.
Rain in the Mountains: Notes from the Himalayas
All glory comes from daring to begin.
― Scenes from a Writer’s Life
Red roses for young lovers. French beans for longstanding relationships
― Ruskin Bond’s Book Of Nature
The past is always with us, for it feeds the present.
 A Town Called Dehra
On books and friends I spend my money;
For stones and bricks, I haven’t any.
 Rain in the Mountains: Notes from the Himalayas
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.
I am still on my zigzag way, pursuing the diagonal between reason and heart.
 Rain in the Mountains: Notes from the Himalayas
It’s courage, not luck, that takes us through to the end of the road.
Yesterday, I was sad, tomorrow I may be sad again, but today I know that I am happy. I want to live on and on, delighting like a pagan in all that is physical; and I know that this one lifetime, however long, cannot satisfy my heart.
Delhi Is Not Far
I don’t want to rot like mangoes at the end of the season or burn out like the sun at the and of the day. I cannot live like the gardener, the cook, and the water carrier, doing the same task every day of my life… I want to be either somebody or nobody. I don’t want to be anybody.
 The Room on the Roof
“And when all the wars are done, a butterfly will still be beautiful.”
― The Best of Ruskin Bond
..for every time I see the sky, I’m aware of belonging to the universe than to just one corner of the earth.