A human being’s life is like an impressionist painting made from…

A human being’s life is like an impressionist painting made from a series of photographic images. The first impact of an experience has the brilliance and clarity of a photograph taken at high noon. With the passage of time the memory of the experience becomes diffused, but it is still embedded in the subconscious mind. It becomes part of one’s personality.

 –Meena Kumari for Filmare (October 25, 1957)