I'm a Civil Servant and a writer
About the author

Born in New Delhi in 1970, Sharon Gupta graduated with English Honours from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi in 1990 and then acquired a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Delhi University.

She joined the Civil Services in 1994 and is currently posted in a field office under the Ministry of Communications in Chandigarh. She is married and has a teenage son.

Favourite Quotations

Where do I begin?

The list is endless. Here are a few:


"This above all: to thine ownself be true.

And it must follow, as the night the day,

Thou canst not then be false to any man."

Polonius in Shakespeare's Hamlet


"Lord, what fools these mortals be!"

Puck in  Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream


"I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter."

Blaise Pascal


"The only shame is to have none."

Blaise Pascal



"The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing."

Blaise Pascal


"All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen."

Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Men are what their mothers made them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Below is a scene from the movie Hamlet starring Mel Gibson as the Danish Prince. He's reciting one of Shakespeare's most famous soliloquies.









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