One of the most loved authors of India, Ruskin Bond has been weaving magic with his pen since 1950. His poignant tales of childhood and love, the hills and rains, people and trains, never failed to find their way to your heart and linger there. Looking at the world through his words, you can’t help but fall in love. Over and over again.

Here are 25 of his most beautiful lines, ripe with all shades of feelings: