“Don ko pakadana mushkil he nahi, naamumkin hai.” (It is not just difficult to catch Don, it is impossible.) Does this ring a bell? Amitabh Bachchan continues to enthrall his fans even today. His deep voice, charisma and impeccable dialogue delivery makes him a favorite among cinema lovers across all ages. With more than 180 films in his kitty, Amitabh Bachchan continues to reign in Hindi films and on the silver screen.
How can writers draw some inspiration from Amitabh Bachchan’s quotations? Read the following ones to find out:
Many thought that my father had written Madhushala, his famous book of poems, when he was drunk and that drinking was his favorite past-time. But in reality he never touched a drop of alcohol in his life. People will forget me in a couple of years, but an author and his book are eternal.
Amitabh Bachchan probably felt that acting is short-lived when compared to writing. Words live more than a film. You may watch a film once, twice or more than ten times. The scenes, the dialogues or characters in a film may delight you for a few minutes or days. But the words that you pen appeals to your readers’ imagination and makes a lasting impression on them. Writers, take your pen and start writing. If laziness is making you procrastinate, then feel inspired by this quote to resume your unfinished book. Who knows? You may be another Agatha Christie or Gabriel Garcia Marquez in the making!
I have the greatest respect for women. I met so many contestants on Kaun Banega Crorepati who are self-educated because their parents refused to put them through school and college in the belief that they are paraya dhan, who will get married and leave their families. Women who have overcome tough circumstances and emerged victorious are the torchbearers for me.
This quote is self-explanatory. Feel motivated by this quote to create unique female characters in your writing. Carve a female character who is resilient when life throws challenges at her. Introduce some challenging situations in her life and make her emerge victorious. Let her be an inspiration to all women out in the world.
I am looking forward to going to Dubai because it gives us an opportunity to interact with each other. We can sit and enjoy each other’s company. We can go out for a walk without worrying about shooting schedules.
All actors experience burnout at some point in their lives. In such times, they need a break. Bachchan seems to suggest that he loves going to Dubai as he is outside the dazzle of the silver screen and has some timeout for himself. This applies to writers too. When you experience burnout, it is good to take a break from writing and indulge yourself in things you love to do like cooking, catching up with friends or going for a stroll in the park. This helps in recharging your batteries.
I like to feel the butterflies in the stomach, I like to go home and have a restless night and wonder how I’m going to be able to accomplish this feat, get jittery. That hunger and those butterflies in the stomach are very essential for all creative people.
Writers need to be passionate about writing if they want to become prolific. The anxiety and curiosity in an actor goads him or her to perform. The same is true for writers. The butterflies that flutter in your stomach or the anxiety or curiosity that you experience as you write should act as a catalyst for your writing. This may help you to churn out some amazing books or short stories!
Image credit: Meena Kadri on flickr and reproduced under Creative Commons 2.0[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]https://writingtipsoasis.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Smitha-Abraham.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]I’m Smitha Abraham. I love traveling in my flights of imagination and use these flights to craft short stories and poetry. I am a budding writer from India. My passions are reading, creative writing, listening to music, learning new languages, meeting new people, getting acquainted with different cultures and traveling. Authors like Isabel Allende, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, genres like magic realism, historical romance, and writing styles that are imaginative and flow effortlessly fascinate me. I love to unwind with a book curled up on a sofa or by gazing at the stars by the sea shore. I am a nature lover and spending time admiring the sunset and sunrise is relaxing for me.[/author_info] [/author]