Friday, September 04, 2009

Assortment of favorites..

हंसी अक्सर कई ज़ख्मों के टाँके खोल देती हैं ...

It is much better to grow things on land than to blast things out of it.

नज़्म कभी कागज़ को देखे
और यूँ मुंह मोडे
ज्यूँ कागज़ पराया मर्द होता हैं॥
(Amrita Pritam)

Grass is nature's way of saying "Hi!"

The only way out of pain is through it. The only road to Dawn passes through the night.

दिन और रात के हाथों नापी एक उमरिया ...
साँस की डोरी छोटी पड़ गयी, लम्बी आस डगरिया ॥

We are such little men when the stars come out.

Do you ever get the feeling that Life is a party...
... and our invitations got lost in the mail? (From an old Archies card)

The opposite of song and laughter is seriousness... seriousness is illness.. I have not seen a serious tree, a serious bird, a serious sunrise. I have not seen a serious starry night.

Where there are no Can's, we ought to cling to Might's.

There are no moulds in God's workshop. (Moi!)

As usual, the most favorite at the end (Amrita Pritam):
रिश्ते हमारे पास कोई वारंटी नही लाते, ना ही रिश्तों पर शर्त होती हैं, न कोई contract. हम नही जानते की रिश्ते आज हैं, कल होंगे या नही। आज के रिश्ते की खूंटी पर हम कल का कोई सपना नही टांगते । पर सपने फिर भी कमीज़ की तरह रिश्तों के गले में आ पड़ते हैं। और जब हम रिश्ते की लाश को नहलाते हैं, तो बहुत सारे आंसू, उस कमीज़ को उतारते हुए निकलते हैं॥

6 comments:

Swati said...

The opposite of song and laughter is seriousness... seriousness is illness.. I have not seen a serious tree, a serious bird, a serious sunrise. I have not seen a serious starry night.

Loved this one

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

i am glad you translated parts of it :-)
Nice!

J P Joshi said...

Excellent selection....these one-liners take a lot of time to read.. Thank you for sharing.

Onkar said...

Beutiful selection. Pl. come up with more.

Manish Raj said...

Kya baat hai boss...ultimate...kidhar padi ye sab ?

How do we know said...

Hi Swati: Thanks.

Hi Raaji: umm.. actually, this time, there were no translations..so what u read was original. Glad u liked it!

Joshi sir: The pleasure is entirely mine! Thank you for liking them.. yes, they do take a long time to read..

Onkar ji: Am reading my favorites once again, so yes, another post might come up too.. thanks!

Hi Manish: :-) ye sab mere favorites mein hain.. they are written separately over the years and i go back to those pages every once in a while. Glad u liked them!