32 Famous Quotes By R.K. Narayan That Will Instill In You A Love For Life.

Every 90s kid would surely remember notorious Swami and his gang of friends from the fictional village of Malgudi. The close resemblance of the characters to our day to day life contributed to the popularity of the series, which were adapted from renowned writer RK Narayan book, Malgudi Days. He was a man of exceptional talent and was among the first Indian writers whose works compelled the West to sit up and take notice. However what you may not know about this man of letters is that he never appeared for interviews. Apparently his despise for journalists was a result of an experience he had with a reporter from TIME magazine. Narayan had agreed for a photo shoot with the journalist, and in his over-excitement he made Narayan stop at every possible nook and corner of Chennai city. An exhausted and frustrated Narayan then vowed that never again in his life shall a journalist be allowed to squander his time.

Did you know that this famous writer faced multiple rejections for being too simplistic and lacking grandeur in his writing? But it was Graham Greene who realized the potential in Narayan’s works and thus Swami and Friends reached readers.

The unbeaten brat will remain unlearned,

- The Guide, R.K. Narayan

We always question the bonafides of the man who tells us unpleasant facts.

- R.K. Narayan

Life is about making right things and going on..

- Malgudi Days, R.K. Narayan

No one ever accepts criticism so cheerfully. Neither the man who utters it nor the man who invites it really means it.

- R.K. Narayan

This is my child. I planted it. I saw it grow. I loved it. Don't cut it down...

- Malgudi Days, R.K. Narayan

How can two living entities possessing intelligence and judgement ever be tied together for a lifetime?

- Malgudi Days, R.K. Narayan

You become writer by writing. It is a yoga.

- R.K. Narayan

Certain things acquired an evil complexion if phrased, but remained harmless in the mind.

- The Vendor Of Sweets, R.K. Narayan

Death and its associates, after the initial shock, produce callousness.

- R.K. Narayan

I came in several times and spoke, but perhaps you were asleep when I thought you were awake.' 'You are very considerate to explain it this way,' Sugreeva said, 'but I was drunk

- The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic, R.K. Narayan

All the jarring, rattling and clanking, spurting and hissing of the moving train of the train dissolved in the distance into something that was half a sob and half a sigh.

- Swami and Friends, R.K. Narayan

Past is gone, present is going, and tomorrow is day after tomorrows yesterday. So why worry about anything? God is in all this.

- The Painter of Signs, R.K. Narayan

You threw a stone into a gutter it would only spurt filth in your face.

- Malgudi Days, R.K. Narayan

Seorang perempuan yang sifatnya jahat tidak pantas diperlakukan sebagai seorang perempuan. [Ramayana Mahabharata, hal. 33]

- R.K. Narayan

What can we do with a creature who returns to his doom with such a free heart?

- Malgudi Days, R.K. Narayan

Do you realize how few ever really understand how fortunate they are in their circumstances?

- R.K. Narayan

The sun set beyond thesea, so says the poet - and when a poet mentions a sea, we have to accept it no harm in letting a poet describe his vision, no need to question his geography.

- R.K. Narayan

If you threw a stone into a gutter it would only spurt filth in your face.

- Malgudi Days, R.K. Narayan

The only trouble was that the scripture master, Mr. Ebenzar, was a fanatic.

- Swami and Friends, R.K. Narayan

Past is gone, present is going, and tomorrow is day after tomorrow’s yesterday. So why worry about anything? God is in all this.

- R.K. Narayan

If he(Mani) were Swaminathan, he would have closed the whole incident at the beginning by hurling an ink-bottle, if nothing bigger was available, at the teacher.

- Swami and Friends, R.K. Narayan

The compartment built to ‘seat 8 passengers; 4 British Troops, or 6 Indian Troops’ now carried only nine.

- R.K. Narayan

It seems to me that we generally do not have a correct measure of our own wisdom.

- The Guide, R.K. Narayan

The compartment built to &lsquoseat 8 passengers 4 British Troops, or 6 Indian Troops now carried only nine.

- Malgudi Days, R.K. Narayan

Even when you realize that the one before you is an enemy and must be treated sternly, do not hurt with words.

- The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic, R.K. Narayan

But you are not my wife. You are a woman who will go to bed with anyone who flatters your antics. That’s

- R.K. Narayan

But there is this peculiarity about heat: it appears to affect only those that think of it.

- The Very Best of R. K. Narayan Timless Malgudi, R.K. Narayan

The sun set beyond the sea, so says the poet&mdashand when a poet mentions a sea, we have to accept it. No harm in letting a poet describe his vision, no need to question his geography.

- The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic, R.K. Narayan

It is stimulating to live in a society that is not standardized or mechanized, and is free from monotony.

- Malgudi Days, R.K. Narayan

But you are not my wife. You are a woman who will go to bed with anyone who flatters your antics. Thats

- The Guide, R.K. Narayan

The gods grow jealous of too much contentment anywhere, and they show their displeasure all of a sudden.

- Malgudi Days, R.K. Narayan

But it was like hiding a corpse. Ive come to the conclusion that nothing in this world can be hidden or suppressed. All such attempts are like holding an umbrella to conceal the sun.

- The Guide, R.K. Narayan

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