18 Amrita Pritam Quotes About Life, Love, Sadness & Freedom

There’s a certain class of writers that were born in the pre-independent, lived through the horrors of the partition, and survived long enough to write copiously about their eventful lives. Amrita Pritam belonged to that very class. Poignant yet realistic, her poems are especially heartfelt to read. Amrita Pritam lived a long life and was honoured with numerous awards, including the Padma Shri, the Padma Vibhushan and the Sahitya Akademi fellowship. She mostly wrote about the partition and the female experience; sometimes both these themes seemed to converge. With that, we bring you 18 Amrita Pritam quotes about life, love and sadness we’re sure you’ll love reading!

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1. When they start to smell a little like you. 

Umar ki cigarette jal gayi, mere ishq ki mehek kuch teri saanson mein

2. I feel free and untethered. 

Jahan bhi azaad ruh ki jhalak padey, samajhna wahan mera ghar hai

3. Love can sometimes imprint upon you.

Umr ki kagaz pe tere ishq ne angutha laga diya.

4. If only love could satiate us. 

Tera milna aisa hota hai jaise koi hatheli par ek waqt ki roti rakh de.

5. Flowers are just guests inside the home that is the tree. 

Dharti ka dil dhadak raha hai, suna hai aaj tehniyon ke ghar phool mehmaan hue hain.

6. A moment with you is better than a lifetime without. 

Maine apni zindagi ki saari kadwahat pee li,

Kyunki iss main tumhare ishq ki ek boond mili thi.

7. I do not have to worry about making you mine anymore. 

Changa hoya je tu paraayi hogayian,

Muk gayi chinta tenu apnaan di

8. Kithe? Kis tarha? Pata nahi…

Kithe? Kis tarha? Pata nahi

Shayad tere takhiyl di chinag banke

Tere canvas te utrangi

Ya khore teri canvas dey utte

9. The sweet taste of nostalgia. 

Mein thi- aur shayad tu bhi…

Shayad ek saans ke faasle par khada

Shayad ek nazar ke andhere pe baitha

Shayad ehsaas ke ek mod par chal raha

Par woh

Purane-aitihasik samay ki baat hai

10. Your own personal God. 

Rab bakshe na bakshe

Uski raza

Assi yaar nu sajda kar baithe

11. Who keeps a count?

Umra de kagaz utte

Ishq tere angoodha laya

Kaun hisaab chukayega…

12. Aisa desh hai mera… 

Tu apna badan bhi utaar de

udhar moodhe par rakh de

koi khaas baat nahi hai

bas apne desh ka riwaaz hai

13. Suraj ne aaj mehendi gholi, hatheliyon par rang gayi, humari dono ki takdeerein. 

Suraj ne aaj mehendi gholi,

hatheliyon par rang gayi

humari dono ki takdeerein

14. All I have is your memory. 

tumhari yaad iss tarah aayi

jaise geeli lakdi mein se

gehra aur kaala dhuaan nikalta hai.

15. Yaadon ke dhaage kayanaat ke lamhe ki tarah hote hain 

Yaadon ke dhaage kayanaat ke lamhe ki tarah hote hain

16. The world runs fine even without you in it. 

Aankhon mein kankar chhitra gaye

aur nazar zakhmi ho gayi

kuch dikhai nahi deta

duniya shayad ab bhi basti hai

17. Tadap kisey kehte hain, tu yeh nahi jaanti.  

Tadap kisey kehte hain,

tu yeh nahi jaanti

kisi par koi apni

zindagi kyun nisaar karta hai

18. Ab suraj roz waqt par doob jaata hai, aur andhera meri chhati mein utar aata hai. 

Ab suraj roz waqt par doob jaata hai

Aur andhera meri chhati mein utar aata hai.

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