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Rudyard Kipling

Date of Birth 30-December-1865
Place of Birth Mumbai
(Maharashtra, India)
Nationality England
Also know as Joseph Rudyard Kipling, Kipling; Rudyard, Kipling Rudyard, Kipling, Rudyard, R. Kipling, Joseph Rudyard Kipling
Profession Journalist, Poet, Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter
  • A people always ends by resembling its shadow.
  • Everyone is more or less mad on one point.
  • We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
  • When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and go to your gawd like a soldier.
  • The Three in One, the One in Three? Not so! To my own Gods I go. It may be they shall give me greater ease than your cold Christ and tangled Trinities.
  • There rise her timeless capitals of empires daily born, whose plinths are laid at midnight and whose streets are packed at morn; and here come tired youths and maids that feign to love or sin in tones like rusty razor blades to tunes like smitten tin.
  • A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.
  • Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told anyone how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established.
  • For undemocratic reasons and for motives not of State, they arrive at their conclusions -- largely inarticulate. Being void of self-expression they confide their views to none; but sometimes in a smoking room, one learns why things were done.
  • And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves It's pretty, but is it Art?
  • A man's mind is wont to tell him more than seven watchmen sitting in a tower.
  • And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased, and the epitaph drear: A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.
  • Oh, its Tommy this, an Tommy that, an Tommy, go away;But its Thank you, Mister Atkins, when the band begins to playThe band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,Oh, its Thank you, Mister Atkins, when the band begins to play.
  • But remember please, the Law by which we live, we are not built to comprehend a lie, we can neither love nor pity nor forgive. If you make a slip in handling us you die.
  • Heaven grant us patience with a man in love.
  • Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbors.
  • God gives all men all earth to love, but since man's heart is small, ordains for each one spot shall prove belov?d over all.
  • If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they have gone, and so hold on when there is nothing in you. Except the Will which says to them; Hold on!
  • Four things greater than all things are,Women and Horses and Power and War.
  • Never praise a sister to a sister in the hope of your compliments reaching he proper ears.
  • Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
  • For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.
  • If any question why we died, tell them, because our fathers lied.
  • For the sin they do by two and two they must pay for one by one.
  • And that is called paying the Dane-geld; but we've proved it again and again, that if once you have paid him the Dane-geld you never get rid of the Dane.
  • A Nation spoke to a Nation,A Queen sent word to a Throne:Daughter am I in my mothers house,But mistress in my own. The gates are mine to open,As the gates are mine to close,And I set my house in order,Said our Lady of the Snows.
  • I always prefer to believe the best of everybody -- it saves so much trouble.
  • All we have of freedom -- all we use or know -- this our fathers bought for us, long and long ago.
  • Words are the most powerful drugs used by mankind.
  • Call a truce, then, to our labors -- let us feast with friends and neighbors, and be merry as the custom of our caste; for if faint and forced the laughter, and if sadness follow after, we are richer by one mocking Christmas past.
  • 'Tis beauty, so to speak, nor good talk necessarily. It's just IT. Some women will stay in a man's memory if they once walked down a street.
  • More men are killed by overwork than the importance of the world justifies.
  • Take up the White Man's burden -- send forth the best ye breed -- go, bind your sons to exile to serve your captives need.
  • All the people like us are We, and everyone else is They.
  • I had six honest serving men. They taught me all I knew. Their names were: Where, What, When, Why, How and Who.
  • He wrapped himself in quotations -- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.
  • Gentleman-rankers out on the spree, damned from here to Eternity.
Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He is chiefly remembered for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India and his tales for children. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including The Jungle Book, Just So Stories, Kim, many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King"; and his poems, including "Mandalay", "Gunga Din", "The Gods of the Copybook Headings", "The White Man's Burden", and "If—". He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works are said to exhibit "a versatile and luminous narrative gift". Kipling was one of the most popular writers in England, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry James said: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius that I have ever known." In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined.

Awards by Rudyard Kipling

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Nominations 2010 »

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Prometheus Hall of Fame Award As Easy as A.B.C.


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Prometheus Hall of Fame Award As Easy as A.B.C.


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Prometheus Hall of Fame Award As Easy as A.B.C.


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Prometheus Hall of Fame Award As Easy as A.B.C.


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Prometheus Hall of Fame Award As Easy as A.B.C.


Nobel Prize in Literature
(in consideration of the power of observation, originality of imagination, virility of ideas and remarkable talent for narration which characterize the creations of this world-famous author.)

Nominations 1907 »

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Nobel Prize in Literature


Nominations 1905 »

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Nobel Prize in Literature


Nominations 1904 »

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Nobel Prize in Literature


Nominations 1903 »

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Nobel Prize in Literature