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Celebrate 70 years of the legendary Sudha Murty with these words of wisdom

There’s nothing like a book that touches your heart and stirs your soul. Coming across such books is often followed by a joyous realisation that we have, perhaps due to sheer serendipity, chanced upon a writer we would keep going back to.

Today, we are celebrating 70 years of Sudha Murty by revisiting some of our favourite quotes by the writer, whose words deeply resonate with us and to whose books we often turn to for comfort and wisdom.


Three Thousand Stitches || Sudha Murty



‘We all lose a few battles in our lives, but we can win the war.’
―Three Thousand Stitches: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives






The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk || Sudha Murty



‘I realized then that only diseases and not honesty and integrity are passed down to the next generation through genes.’

―The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk: Life Lessons from Here and There





How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories || Sudha Murty



‘Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness.’
―How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories







Wise and Otherwise || Sudha Murty



‘Life is an exam where the syllabus is unknown and question papers are not set. Nor are there model answer papers.’
―Wise and Otherwise





Grandma’s Bag of Stories || Sudha Murty



‘We should always have some aim in life which we must try to achieve while being of help to others.’
―Grandma’s Bag of Stories




House of Cards || Sudha Murty



‘Every woman values her freedom to choose— much more than her husband’s money or position.’;
― House of Cards








We have a feeling these quotes would make you wish you could delve further into the brilliance of Murty’s elegant prose. To discover more such gems by her, you can simply visit here.

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