Rohinton Mistry Quotes

Rohinton Mistry Quotes

...the face has limited space. My mother used to say, if you fill your face with laughing, there will be no more room for crying.

Birth and death - what could be more monstrous than that? We like to deceive ourselves and call it wondrous and beautiful and majestic, but it's freakish, let's face it.

…God is a giant quiltmaker. With an infinite variety of designs. And the quilt is grown so big and confusing, the pattern is impossible to see, the squares and diamonds and triangles don’t fit well together anymore, it’s all become meaningless. So He has abandoned it.

You see, we cannot draw lines and compartments and refuse to budge beyond them. Sometimes you have to use your failures as stepping-stones to success. You have to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair.' He paused, considering what he had just said. 'Yes', he repeated. 'In the end, it's all a question of balance.

But in the end, time is a noose around the neck, strangling slowly.

Remembering bred its own peculiar sorrow. It seemed so unfair: that time should render both sadness and happiness into a source of pain.

Please always remember, the secret of survival is to embrace change, and to adapt. To quote, "All things fall and are built again, and those that build them are gay.

Distance was a dangerous thing, she knew. Distance changed people.

Time had changed the magical to mundane

Black money is so much a part of our white economy, a tumour in the centre of the brain - try to remove it and you kill the patient.

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