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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

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

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

Always Been Voracious

I loved history in my school days, and I have always been a voracious reader. But in India, you end up doing MBA, engineering or medicine.

- Amish Tripathi

Very Happier Author

I was a very happy banker, but I feel happier as an author.

- 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

Thought Never Actually

I never thought my ideas would actually get published.

- Amish Tripathi

Doing Lucky Wealthy

I'm one of those lucky guys making a living out of something I really enjoy doing. That's a blessing. But you never know. What if my subsequent book series flops? I don't come from a wealthy background, so I'd be left with no choice. I'd have to go back into banking!

- Amish Tripathi

Ideas Outside Industry

In any industry, the people with the freshest ideas usually come from outside.

- 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

I Am Hours Disciplined

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

- Amish Tripathi

Best Lord Fictional

If you have to write a fictional adventure to convey a philosophy of evil, the best person is the destroyer of evil himself, Lord Shiva.

- Amish Tripathi

Mathematics Dedicated

My father's family hails from Banaras. My grandfather taught mathematics at Banaras Hindu University. Banaras is also dedicated to Lord Shiva, home to one of the great jyotirlings, the Kashi Vishwanath temple.

- 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

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

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