ARUNDHATI ROY QUOTES MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS

“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.”

“The only dream worth having is to dream that you will live while you’re alive and die only when you’re dead.”

“The trouble is that once you see it, you can’t unsee it. And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There’s no innocence. Either way you’re accountable.”

“Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe.”

“She wore her sadness like a coat. But it wasn’t a depressing coat. It was more like a coat someone might wear to make them invisible. It was her cloak of feathers.”

“There are things that can be forgotten. And things that cannot – that sit on dusty shelves like stuffed birds with baleful, sideways-staring eyes.”

“There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.”

“There are things that must be done, even if they are not done well.”

“The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.” “An ordinary watch, no matter how accurate, cannot tell us anything meaningful about time. It is the events of our lives that give us a sense of time.”

“The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.”

“We have to constantly critique imperialist white supremacist patriarchal culture because it is normalized by mass media and rendered unproblematic.”

“She loved and hated with the same intensity, and it was hard to know which swallowed the other.” JACKIE ROBINSON 42 QUOTES

“A mob does not become unjust simply because the police call it a mob.”

“How to be happy in this world? How to make peace in this world? Let me tell you, it’s not through owning things.”

“What is there to say about love, except that it lasts a lifetime and is in itself a lifetime?”

“The trouble with living on the edge of the world is that you become accustomed to living with the abyss.”

“No one can keep their light hidden forever. It will always shine through.”

“The truth is not ashamed of appearing sometimes as a walking shadow.”

“To love someone, to really care about someone, you have to give something of yourself.”

“The only thing worth globalizing is love.”

“The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.”

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”

“We can love each other better than this.”