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The power of a simple quote

Three day quote challenge – day 2

After yet another summer week here in India, where conditions of heatwave prevailed, I’d resume my response to the quote challenge. I admit i had to look for this quote, something that accompanied a few photos I’d like to share with you all.

Written by Erich maria Remarque in ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ it holds true for a short train journey I had undertaken not too long back –


“I lie down on many a station platform; I stand before many a soup kitchen; I squat on many a bench;–then at last the landscape becomes disturbing, mysterious, and familiar. It glides past the western windows with its villages, their thatched roofs like caps, pulled over the white-washed, half-timbered houses, its corn-fields, gleaming like mother-of-pearl in the slanting light, its orchards, its barns and old lime trees.”


He writes further “The names of the stations begin to take on meaning and my heart trembles. The train stamps and stamps onward. I stand at the window and hold on to the frame. These names mark the boundaries of my youth.”


It is perhaps a testament to the Simplicity of these words that make them so powerful that they transcend the boundaries of not only place, but also time.

talk soon, dear reader!


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