Monday, 13 September 2010

Inspirational words of Tagore

   Though known mostly for his poetry, Tagore also wrote novels, essays, short stories, travelogues, dramas, and thousands of songs. Of Tagore's prose, his short stories are perhaps most highly regarded; indeed, he is credited with originating the Bengali-language version of the genre. His works are frequently noted for their rhythmic, optimistic, and lyrical nature. Such stories mostly borrow from deceptively simple subject matter: common people.

Days are coloured bubbles that float upon the surface of fathomless night.

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it.

Do not say, 'It is morning,' and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.

Rabindranath Tagore.  7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941

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