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Quotes on Beautiful Taj Mahal

Quotes on Beautiful Taj Mahal


“The sight of this mansion creates sorrowing sighs and makes sun and moon shed tears from their eyes. In this world this edifice has been made to display, thereby, the Creator’s glory.” Shah Jahan (Badshah Nama)

“It appears like a perfect pearl on an azure ground. The effect is such I have never experienced from any work of art.” British painter, Hodges

“I cannot tell what I think. I do not know how to criticize such a building but I can tell what I feel. I would die tomorrow to have such another over me.” British officer, Colonel Sleeman’s wife

“Did you ever build a castle in the Air? Here is one, brought down to earth and fixed for the wonder of ages”. American novelist, Bayard Taylor

“If I had never done anything else in India, I have written my name here, and the letters are a living joy.” Lord Curzon, the British Governor-General

“You know Shah Jahan, life and youth, wealth and glory, they all drift away in the current of time. You strove therefore, to perpetuate only the sorrow of your heart? Let the splendor of diamond, pearl and ruby vanish? Only let this one teardrop, this Taj Mahal, glisten spotlessly bright on the cheek of time, forever and ever.” Rabindra Nath Tagore

Quotes on Beautiful Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

“Not a piece of architecture, as other buildings are, but the proud passions of an emperor’s love wrought in living stones.” English Poet, Sir Edwin Arnold

“And now adieu! -Beautiful Taj – adieu! In the far, far West I shall rejoice that I have gazed upon your beauty; nor will the memory depart until the lowly tomb of an English gentlewoman closes on my remains.” Welsh Travel Writer, Fanny Parkes

“Properly speaking the Sultan’s memory is more perpetuated by this building than that of his favorite, for everyone who saw it would involuntarily ask who created it?” Ida Pfeiffer

“After hearing its praises ever since I had been in India I felt that its beauty rather exceeded than fell short of my expectations.” Anglican Bishop in Calcutta, Reginald Heber

“Mumtaz Mahal herself radiant in her youthful beauty… India’s noble tribute to the grace of Indian womanhood – the Venus de Milo of the East.” Principal of the Calcutta Art School, EB Havell

“On a white marble terrace an immaterial light shell like the apartments of the blessed, whose foot does not touch ordinary ground.” Swiss Art Historical Luminary, Heinrich Wolfflin

“A massive marble structure, without weight, as if formed of ether, perfectly rational and at the same time entirely decorative, it is perhaps the greatest art work which the forming spirit of mankind has ever brought forth.” German Philosopher, Count Hermann Keyserling

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