Arundhati Roy Quotes

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when-a-symbol-unmoors-itself-from-what-it-symbolizes-it-loses-meaning-it-becomes-ineffective
empathy-may-be-single-most-important-quality-that-must-be-nurtured-to-give-peace-fighting-chance-arundhati-roy
nationalism-one-kind-another-was-cause-most-genocide-twentieth-century-arundhati-roy
if-he-touched-her-he-couldnt-talk-to-her-if-he-loved-her-he-couldnt-leave-if-he-spoke-he-couldnt-listen-if-he-fought-he-couldnt-win-arundhati-roy
fiction-is-most-joyous-beautiful-sophisticated-wonderful-thing-in-world-arundhati-roy
the-american-way-life-is-not-sustainable-it-doesnt-acknowledge-that-there-is-world-beyond-america-arundhati-roy
in-determined-reversal-her-inherent-nature-kochu-maria-now-as-policy-hardly-ever-believed-anything-that-anybody-said-arundhati-roy
another-world-is-not-only-possible-she-is-on-her-way-on-quiet-day-i-can-hear-her-breathing-arundhati-roy
she-was-perhaps-too-young-to-realize-that-what-she-assumed-was-her-love-for-him-was-actually-tentative-timorous-acceptance-herself-arundhati-roy
globalization-means-standardization-the-rich-poor-must-want-same-things-but-only-rich-can-have-them-arundhati-roy
there-are-things-that-can-be-forgotten-and-things-that-cannot-that-sit-on-dusty-shelves-like-stuffed-birds-with-baleful-sideways-staring-eyes-arundhati-roy
flat-muscled-honey-coloured-sea-secrets-in-his-eyes-a-silver-raindrop-in-his-ear-arundhati-roy
this-was-trouble-with-families-like-invidious-doctors-they-knew-just-where-it-hurt-arundhati-roy
But when they made love he was offended by her eyes. They behaved as though they belonged to someone else. Someone watching. Looking out of the window at the sea. At a boat in the river. Or a passerby in the mist in a hat. He was exasperated because he didn't know what that look meant. He put it somewhere between indifference and despair. He didn't know that in some places, like the country that Rahel came from, various kinds of despair competed for primacy. And that personal despair could never be desperate enough. That something happened when personal turmoil dropped by at the wayside shrine of the vast, violent, circling, driving, ridiculous, insane, unfeasible, public turmoil of a nation. That Big God howled like a hot wind, and demanded obeisance. Then Small God (cozy and contained, private and limited) came away cauterized, laughing numbly at his own temerity. Inured by the confirmation of his own inconsequence, he became resilient and truly indifferent. Nothing mattered much. Nothing much mattered. And the less it mattered, the less it mattered. It was never important enough. Because Worse Things had happened. In the country that she came from, poised forever between the terror of war and the horror of peace, Worse Things kept happening. So Small God laughed a hollow laugh, and skipped away cheerfully. Like a rich boy in shorts. He whistled, kicked stones. The source of his brittle elation was the relative smallness of his misfortune. He climbed into people's eyes and became an exasperating expression.

Arundhati Roy
but-when-they-made-love-he-was-offended-by-her-eyes-they-behaved-as-though-they-belonged-to-someone-else-someone-watching-looking-out-window-at-sea-at-boat-in-river-or-passerby-i
pigs-are-horses-girls-are-boys-war-is-peace-arundhati-roy
do-we-need-weapons-to-fight-wars-or-do-we-need-wars-to-create-markets-for-weapons-arundhati-roy
capitalism-is-destroying-planet-the-two-old-tricks-that-dug-it-out-past-criseswar-shoppingsimply-will-not-work-arundhati-roy
but-can-we-should-we-let-apprehensions-about-future-immobilize-us-in-present-arundhati-roy
only-that-once-again-they-broke-love-laws-that-lay-down-who-should-be-loved-and-how-and-how-much-arundhati-roy
thats-what-careless-words-do-they-make-people-love-you-little-less-arundhati-roy
the-only-dream-worth-having-i-told-her-is-to-dream-that-you-will-live-while-youre-alive-die-only-when-youre-dead-arundhati-roy
either-way-change-will-come-it-could-be-bloody-it-could-be-beautiful-it-depends-on-us-arundhati-roy
if-youre-happy-in-dream-does-that-count-arundhati-roy
from-now-on-it-is-not-dying-we-must-fear-but-living-arundhati-roy
his-gratitude-widened-his-smile-bent-his-back-arundhati-roy
internationa-aid-is-just-another-praetorian-business-enterprise-arundhati-roy
ammus-tears-made-everything-that-had-far-seemed-unreal-real-arundhati-roy
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