30 books from 1987 that are still relevant


“I want to be either somebody or nobody. I don’t want to be anybody”

Have you wondered if a broken heart is a good sign? Or whether all animals are equal? Have you experienced the one encounter in your life that can never be repeated or made an offer that can’t be refused? There’s something so magical about growing up with books. And as Landmark celebrates its 30 years, let’s take a trip down the memory lane and pay a tribute to all our favourite stories, characters, quotes and books. We’ve put together a list of books that have been around for 30 odd years and are still relevant today.

  1. A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking

“The universe doesn’t allow perfection.”

  1. Animal Farm – George Orwell

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

  1. Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha – Swami Satyananda Saraswati                                                 
  2. Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramahansa Yogananda

“Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself……”

  1. Catcher In The Rye – J D Salinger

“I’m quite illiterate, but I read a lot.”

  1. Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank

“I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.”

  1. Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

“You’re wishin’ too much, baby.”

  1. Finding Your Strength In Difficult Times – David Viscott

The purpose of life is to discover your gift.
The work of life is to develop it.
The meaning of life is to give your gift away.

  1. Fountainhead – Ayn Rand

“The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.”

  1. Godfather – Mario Puzo

“I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse”.

  1. India from Midnight to the Millenium – Shashi Tharoor

‘India is not, as people keep calling it, an underdeveloped country, but rather, in the context of its history and cultural heritage, a highly developed one in an advanced state of decay.’,

  1. Jonathan Livingston Seagull – Richard Bach

“Heaven is not a place, and it is not a time.

  1. Midnights Children – Salman Rushdie

“We all owe death a life.”

  1. Motorcycle Diaries – Che Guevara

“I now know, by an almost fatalistic conformity with the facts, that my destiny is to travel…

  1. Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.”

  1. Power of Your Subconscious Mind – Joseph Murphy

“Just keep your conscious mind busy with expectation of the best.”

  1. Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki

“You’re only poor if you give up. …

  1. Siddhartha – Herman Hesse

“I have always thirsted for knowledge, I have always been full of questions.”

  1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R Covey

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”

  1. The Adventures of Rusty – Ruskin Bond

“I want to be either somebody or nobody. I don’t want to be anybody.”

  1. The Art of War – Sun Tzu

“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.”

  1. The Arthashastra – Kautilya

“The arrow shot by the archer may or may not kill a single person. But stratagems devised by wise men can kill even babes in the womb.”

  1. The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling

“For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.”

  1. The Origin of Species – Charles Darwin

“Man selects only for his own good: Nature only for that of the being which she tends.”

  1. To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

  1. Train to Pakistan – Khushwant Singh

“When the world is itself draped in the mantle of night, the mirror of the mind is like the sky in which thoughts twinkle like stars.”

  1. Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

  1. Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

“Everybody has their moment of great opportunity in life.

  1. Wealth of Nations – Adam Smith

“No society can surely be flourishing and happy of which by far the greater part of the numbers are poor and miserable.”

  1. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert Pirsig

“When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity.








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