She viewed ethnic cleansing, famine and genocide as direct threats to her furniture.
("The God of Small Things")
More Quotes from Arundhati Roy:Biology designed the dance. Terror timed it. Dictated the rhythm with which their bodies answered each other. As though they already knew that for each tremor of pleasure they would pay with an equal measure of pain. As though they knew that how far they went would be measured against how far they would be taken.
It was a time when the unthinkable became the thinkable and the impossible really happened
The fact is that America's weapons systems have made it impossible for anybody to confront it militarily. So, all you have is your wits and your cunning, and your ability to fight in the way the Iraqis are fighting.
Insanity hovered close at hand, like an eager waiter at an expensive restaurant.
Torture has been privatized now, so you have obviously the whole scandal in America about the abuse of prisoners and the fact that, army people might be made to pay a price, but who are the privatized torturers accountable too?
Must we behave like some damn godforsaken tribe that's just been discovered?
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Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.
W. H. Auden
At a certain age, death becomes familiar to you-or a loss becomes familiar-the tragedies that are more commonplace in life.