One of the most prominent figures of Pakistani literature, Saadat Hasan Manto, left the world 65 years ago but his legacy lives on. Today, on the 11th of May, the world celebrates Manto’s 108th birthday. Some of the Quotes By Manto have made quite a place in the hearts of the fans.

Quotes By Manto
Google pays tribute to the legendray writer through this beautiful doodle, designed by a Lahore-based artist Shehzil Malik

Manto has given us such a rich collection of short stories, each with an issue of the society that we face to this day. Known as a person who is way ahead of his time, he sure does live up to his reputation.

His works have a wide range of short stories based on real-life sufferings of people around him and social issues he saw first hand.

His art of words is indeed one of a kind. Manto’s stories have romanced the hearts of aromantics, glorified the mundane, and gave solace to those in misery. Only a few can have such an effect on the reader.

Here’s a list of a few of Manto’s most alluring quotes. let us cherish his everlasting presence in our hearts through these masterpieces and together, remember Manto on his 108th birthday;

PROTECTIVE OVER HIS WORKS

If you cannot bear these stories then the society is unbearable. Who am I to remove the clothes of this society, which itself is naked. I don’t even try to cover it, because it is not my job, that’s the job of dressmakers.

This is one of most heard and cite quote of him that’s speaks of the time of subcontinent.

LIFE IS NOT PERFECT FOR ANYONE, NEITHER IS ANYONE PERFECT ARE LIVING

“If a man has to make a woman the centre of his love, why should he integrate animality into this sacred human emotion?… Is love incomplete without it?… Is love the name of physical exersize ?”

Manto was the man of feminism of the time. He always spoke for the rights of women, their suffering, struggles and hardships of their daily life. Quotes By Manto have emotion and social values embedded in them.

LOOK WITHIN BEFORE BEING DISMISSIVE OF HIS HONEST OPINION

“If you find my stories dirty, the society you are living in is dirty. With my stories, I only expose the truth.”

A BORN SUPPORTER OF WOMEN AND RAISED HIS VOICE FOR THEIR RIGHTS

“A man remains a man no matter how poor his conduct. A woman, even if she were to deviate for one instance, from the role given to her by men, is branded a whore. She is viewed with lust and contempt. Society closes on her doors it leaves ajar for a man stained by the same ink. If both are equal, why are our barbs reserved for the woman?”

BEING STUCK IN THE PAST AND KEEP ON THING ABOUT THE FUTURE IS POINTLESS!

“For me, remembrance of things past has always been a waste of time, and what’s the point of tears? I don’t know. I’ve always been focused on today. Yesterday and tomorrow hold no interest for me. What had to happen, did, and what will happen, will.”

HIS OPTIMISTIC VIEW OF LIFE

“…and it is also possible, that Saadat Hasan dies, but Manto remains alive.”

That’s the truth! Now even after his death, he lives in our hearts and for sure he will live within it forever.

AN EPITAPH MANTO WROTE FOR HIMSELF

Here in Manto’s own words that he wanted to mark his grave with:

“In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
Here lies Saadat Hasan Manto and with him lie buried all the secrets and mysteries of the art of short-story writing…
Under tons of earth, he lies, still wondering who among the two is a greater short-story writer: God or He.”

Quotes By Manto are somewhat a beautiful piece of beauty and love.

Here Are A Few More Of His Works in Urdu ;

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