It has been a while since our last post. Both Anisha and I have been a bit busy with our final semester. But now, the holidays have begun and its time for celebration. I am going to clear off a lot of books from my to read list. To embark on this magnificent celebration, I would like to show some of my favourite quotes.
This quote is to remind us that everyone has a destiny,
Boy: But what if I can’t?
Alchemist: Then you’ll die in the midst of realizing your destiny.that’s a lot better than dying like millions of other people, who never even knew what their destinies were.–” :)
–Paulo Coelho, “The Alchemist”
This line portrays a woman as an unstoppable force, something complex,
“So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.”
-John Green, Looking for Alaska
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”
-Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice
This is the opening line of a novel which transports us back to Elizabethan era, one particularly close to my heart.
“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.”
― Shashi Tharoor, The Great Indian Novel
Once you read this book, you will never look at the Indian politics as the same. This book completely blew my mind.
The next is from another controversial book. I still remember reading it. It was four in the morning when I finished and I was more awake than I had ever been.
“No people whose word for ‘yesterday’ is the same as their word for ‘tomorrow’ can be said to have a firm grip on the time.”
― Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children