• I would like to be remembered as someone who made people smile. A few years ago, I wrote my own epitaph: Here lies one who spared neither man nor God; Waste not your tears on him, he was a sod; Writing nasty things he regarded as great fun; Thank the Lord he is dead, this son of a gun.
    I would like to be remembered as someone who made people smile. A few years ago, I wrote my own epitaph: Here lies one who spared neither man nor God; Waste not your tears on him, he was a sod; Writing nasty things he regarded as great fun; Thank the Lord he is dead, this son of a gun.
    ~ Khushwant Singh, (Wrote himself)
  • Your principle should be to see everything and say nothing. The world changes so rapidly that if you want to get on you cannot afford to align yourself with any person or point of view.
    Your principle should be to see everything and say nothing. The world changes so rapidly that if you want to get on you cannot afford to align yourself with any person or point of view.
    ~ Khushwant Singh
  • When you have counted eighty years and more, Time and Fate will batter at your door; But if you should survive to be a hundred, Your life will be death to the very core.
    When you have counted eighty years and more, Time and Fate will batter at your door; But if you should survive to be a hundred, Your life will be death to the very core.
    ~ Khushwant Singh, Delhi: A Novel
  • Freedom is for the educated people who fought for it. We were slaves of the English, now we will be slaves of the educated Indians-or the Pakistanis.
    ~ Khushwant Singh, Train to Pakistan
  • The last to learn of gossip are the parties concerned.
    The last to learn of gossip are the parties concerned.
    ~ Khushwant Singh, Train to Pakistan
  • Morality is a matter of money. Poor people cannot afford to have morals. So they have religion.
    ~ Khushwant Singh
  • I don't know one Editor in India who is well-read.
    I don't know one Editor in India who is well-read.
    ~ Khushwant Singh, Outlook India
  • We've had so many donkeys as PM.
    ~ Khushwant Singh, India Today