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I recently ran across some beautiful sentences. I am reproducing them here not only for the powerful imagery they evoke but also for their concise expression of deep insights.
The first one is from an article in the Wall Street Journal

am interested in is a quote attritubed to Winston Churchill…

If you are going through hell, keep going!!

The next few are from the early sections of a wonderful book entitled Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312330537/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=0312330529&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0ETVR1PP3ZY8ZK0RP40W

The context here is – the protagonist is a fugitive from law and he has just recently arrived in Bombay (Mumbai). As he is taking in the city streets, slums, beggars etc, the atmosphere reminds him of

“…density of purposes, a carnival of needs and greeds, the sheer intensity of pleading and scheming on the streets.”

When privileges such as freedom ( and old age), which are assumed guarantees in life are abruptly denied…..

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Written by asterix98

October 17, 2010 at 4:14 pm

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