1. 10

    I mostly write short stories. They are best written in a continuous creative process. You have a feel of immediacy.

  2. 9

    There is money to be made in the market place, but under the cherry tree there is rest.

  3. 8

    I... allowed my memory to journey back to the days when I was a boy of ten, full of health and optimism, when my wonder at the great game of living had yet to give way to disillusionment at its shabbiness.

  4. 7

    Hapiness is as exclusive as a butterfly, and you must never pursue it. If you stay very still, it may come and settle on your hand. But only briefly. Savour those moments, for they will not come in your way very often.

  5. 6

    I am a storyteller from a personal viewpoint. When I run out of people I invent ghosts. I don't believe in ghosts. Never saw one.

  6. 5

    Yesterday, I was sad, tomorrow i may be sad again, but today i know that i am happy. I want to live on and on, delighting like a pagan in all that is physical; and i know that this one lifetime, however long, cannot satisfy my heart.

  7. 4

    Red roses for young lovers. French beans for longstanding relationships

  8. 3

    The India I Love, does not make the headlines, but I find it wherever I go - in field or forest, town or village, mountain or desert - and in the hearts and minds of people who have given me love and affection for the better part of my lifetime.

  9. 2

    It's courage, not luck, that takes us through to the end of the road.

  10. 1

    Happiness is a mysterious thing, to be found somewhere between too little and too much.

  11. Last Update: 25 May 2022

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