Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Amish Tripathi

Indian,  Author
Total Quotes : 51
Believe Fiction Before

I never really wanted to be a writer. I know it sounds strange, but I honestly believe that I didn't pick the story; the story has picked me. I've written absolutely no fiction before 'The Immortals of Meluha.' Not even a short story in school - absolutely nothing.

- Amish Tripathi

Music Celebrate Devotion

Creating music is a wonderful way to celebrate our devotion for Lord Shiva.

- Amish Tripathi

Simple Want Advisable

I believe if you want to convey a complex philosophy, it's advisable to keep it simple: day-to-day lingo.

- Amish Tripathi

Bad Need Will

A bad book and good marketing won't work, the same way a good book and bad marketing will also not work. There is no choice in the matter that if you need to write a good book, you also need to have good marketing for it.

- Amish Tripathi

Karma Rest Author

As a writer, it's important to stay true to your story without giving a hoot about publishers, critics and readers. You should do your karma as an author the way you want to, and rest is up to God.

- Amish Tripathi

I Am Hours Disciplined

I am a disciplined person. When I am writing, I write for 7-8 hours.

- Amish Tripathi

Myself Think Comparing

I don't think I'm any competition to the already-existing canon of writers in Kannada. How can I ever even think of comparing myself?

- Amish Tripathi

Give Voracious Reader

I am a voracious reader, so it's difficult for me to give a list of my favourite authors of all time.

- Amish Tripathi

Career India Your

In the India I was growing up in, history wasn't really a wise career option. People would joke and say, 'History's okay, but what's your actual job?' I didn't come from a privileged background and couldn't afford to be irresponsible, so I did the pragmatic thing and did a MBA.

- Amish Tripathi

Marketing Market Afford

A writer can't afford to just focus on writing and leave marketing aside in today's competitive market.

- Amish Tripathi

About I Write Cut

When I write, I tend to be quite cut off from the world. At that point of time, I'm not thinking about editors, publishers or readers. I write the story the way it comes to me.

- Amish Tripathi

I Think Rather Outset

At the outset, I think that one should be natural, not just when it comes to writing but in every area of life. If you try to be something that you are not just to impress others, then it's a rather sad life.

- Amish Tripathi

Always Been Agent

Anuj Bahari has always been a really good literary agent for me. What a good agent does is that he manages many of your business aspects so you can keep your time free for writing.

- Amish Tripathi

Questioning Discussions

Fortunately, I grew up in a traditional family where questioning was encouraged, particularly by my pandit grandfather. We are all voracious readers, seeking knowledge. I learn a lot from discussions with my wife, siblings and parents.

- Amish Tripathi

Think Close Friends Might

When I'm writing, I am lost in my book. Except family and close friends, I don't care about what critics, publishers or readers might think.

- Amish Tripathi

Lucky Here Been

I consider myself lucky that Sonu Nigam, Bikram Ghosh and Taufiq Quereshi came forward to create an original soundtrack to promote my book, something that hasn't been tried here before!

- Amish Tripathi

Own Movie Channel

I see everything like a movie. I laugh and cry, I smell, touch, see and describe my own experience. I don't care if this sounds strange; I am not the creator - I am only the channel. The story is given to me.

- Amish Tripathi

Through Mumbai Badly

I turned atheist in the '90s when India went through troubled times - communal riots, bomb blasts... Mumbai, where I live, was badly affected. I blamed religion; also, extremists on both sides - right and left.

- Amish Tripathi

Own Read Though

Even though many Indians can read or speak English, for most, it is not their first language. At the office, we speak in English, but we consume our culture in our own language.

- Amish Tripathi

Unfortunate Though

Most educated Indians are bilingual. Amongst the urban elite though, there is a disdain for regional languages. That's unfortunate.

- Amish Tripathi