50 Quotes by Gulzar

Gulzar, an Indian poet, lyricist, and film director, is celebrated for his evocative and soul-stirring poetry that captures the intricacies of human emotions. With a distinctive style that combines simplicity and depth, Gulzar's verses often explore themes of love, nostalgia, and the essence of life itself. His work transcends linguistic boundaries, resonating with audiences across generations and cultures. Apart from his poetry, Gulzar's contributions as a lyricist for Indian cinema have left an indelible mark, with his words enhancing the emotional resonance of numerous songs. His ability to infuse ordinary moments with extraordinary meaning and his mastery of language have made him a beloved figure in the literary and artistic realms, reminding us of the profound impact of words on the human heart and soul.

Gulzar Quotes

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Nostalgia is not a place to live. (Meaning)

Time will change and with it music will too. Our speed has changed, clothes have changed, food habits have changed, so why should music remain the same?

It's always humbling and thrilling to be appreciated.

When I write a poem, I do not have to worry about using a higher Urdu vocabulary because I know the reader knows Urdu well.

Nostalgia is a sweet place for a poet and writer to be in. But it's an indulgence; a distraction. You can't live in a distraction.

If a film promotes communal harmony, which for me is beyond religion, I am happy to work on it because the film's premise is in line with my beliefs.

Democracy is essential for equality. Thank God, Indian democracy is still working. That is because every Indian is essentially a thinker. Thinking is not limited to the elite.

Since my schooldays, I've read the translations of Bengali writers. I'm Punjabi, but I read a lot of Bengali and Urdu literature.

When you find something that makes you feel that only you can do it and nobody else, then you automatically want to do it.

Getting your work published is a major struggle.

All day long I keep wishing, let partition be a past now. It should only remain a part of history.

I believe words should amaze or amuse. Only then will the listener want to understand the meaning of the song.

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I am a greedy poet. I keep munching life all the time. Sweet, sour and bitter moments.

Fear comes from your past observations. That fear settles inside you. It becomes your psyche. Something triggers it and it fuels that subconscious. There is no logic to it.

It is good to be well connected with English language, literature and history, but the knowledge of our culture and roots is equally important.

A film carries six fine arts - it consists of architecture, painting, music, writing or literature, photography and performance. It's a conjecture of all these things and yet based on literature.

Cinema is not Bible writing. It doesn't teach you morals, good values to live. Cinema is not meant for that. If you're looking at cinema that it'll tell you good values then you're mistaken.

NASA is my favorite website. The universe with its abstract nature attracts me. The abstract element in my poetry comes from there.

Because of my pseudonym Gulzar, which is how I am known, some people think I am a Muslim.

The voice of universe can be silenced but the voice of writers cannot be.

My thinking process starts with my pen.

Poetry is not about personal pain or tragedy. It should resonate the society's grief.

Cinema has a large scope as it is a mirror of society and with the mindset changing, people are taking it more seriously.

A writer just speaks from his heart, mind and soul. They are the conscience keepers of the society. They are the keepers of the soul of the society.

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There are no borders in poetry and language.

I am not here forever, so I wanted to do the best for the coming generation.

Lyrics is commissioned work, it is my profession. But poetry is my statement to life.

There are many songs that have become popular and people sing along with it without knowing the meaning of its lyrics.

If one is aware and alive, then it is one's relationships that make you live. It makes life worth living.

Translating one region's works for another region has a beauty with an inborn connect. We might speak different languages but our culture and history is one.

Theatre is a very beautiful and interesting medium because it's a live show, unlike a film - once released, it's gone.

― Gulzar Quotes

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