I can promise you. If you work 12 hours, I will work for 13. If you work 14 hours, I will work for 15 hours. Why? Because I am not a â€˜pradhan mantriâ€™, but a â€˜pradhan sevakâ€™.
Good governance is not fire-fighting or crisis-management. Instead of opting for ad-hoc solutions the need of the hour is to tackle the root cause of the problems.
Devote 100 hours every year towards the cause of cleanliness.
Convergence of technology and the judicial system is the need-of-the-hour. We need to go digital and adopt online analysis of legal cases. Dissemination of legal knowledge to the common man will also a go a long way in improving the law and order situation in the country.
The need of the hour is to think big. The more we focus on skill, scale & speed, it will increase India's growth trajectory.
I have been into social work since 45 years, and at an average, every day for one or two hours, I have been engaging in social discourses. It is not a small thing.
Pride, that invisible bone that keeps the neck stiff.
The object of fiction isn't grammatical correctness but to make the reader welcome and then tell a story.... Writing is seduction. Good talk is part of seduction.
I'm having a magenta day. Not just red, but magenta!
Anywhere in New York, anywhere in the country, somewhere there's going to be a Coke sign. People identify with Coke. You can write a novel about New York and people from the country will read it if they feel that you've made them familiar with New York.
Sooner or later even the fastest runners have to stand and fight.
The idea that America exists in a culture of violence is bullshit. What America exists in is a culture of Kardashian.
...belief has a second edge. If there are ten thousand medieval peasants who create vampires by believing them real, there may be one - probably a child - who will imagine the stake necessary to kill it. But a stake is only stupid wood; the mind is the mallet which drives it home.
As a kid, death seemed boring to me. As an adult, I think that it seems more like a waste of everything. Somebody once said every time a professor dies, a library burns.
And in real life endings aren't always neat, whether they're happy endings, or whether they're sad endings.
The only wat to get better at writing is to write. And read.
A person could see a lot without ever leaving his own living room. Especially if he had the right tools.
the look of the sky as the day's blue blood runs out of its cheek.
Writing good dialogue is art as well as craft.
Our memories have voices, too. Often sad ones that clamor like raised arms in the dark.
Americans are apocalyptic by nature. The reason why is that we've always had so much, so we live in deadly fear that people are going to take it away from us.
Do I know what people say? Sure. I shrug it off. what else can you do? Stop people from talking? You might as well try to stop the wind from blowing.
If there is love, smallpox scars are as pretty as dimples. - Japanese Proverb
What charitable 1 percenters can't do is assume responsibility - America's national responsibilities: the care of its sick and its poor, the education of its young, the repair of its failing infrastructure, the repayment of its staggering war debts.
you must not come lightly to the blank page.
And didn't they say that, although curiosity killed the cat, satisfaction brought the beast back?