There have been tens of thousands of suicides by farmers in the country, and the government wants to dispute what a suicide is, who a farmer is.
More Quotes from Arundhati Roy:Why not have your nuclear bombs in your briefcase All of these policies that America upholds, nuclear weapons, privatization, all of these things are going to mutate and metamorphosis into these dangerous things.
When a symbol unmoors itself from what it symbolizes, it loses meaning. It becomes ineffective
People are so isolated, and so alone, and so suspicious, and so competitive with each other, and so sure that they are about to be conned by their neighbor, or by their mother, or by their sister, or their grandmother. What's the use of having fifty percent of the world's wealth, or whatever it is that you have, if you're going to live this pathetic, terrified life
Do you think that the people of South Africa, or anywhere on the continent of Africa, or India, or Pakistan are longing to be kicked around all over again?
You have come to a stage where you almost have to work on yourself. You know, on finding some tranquility with which to respond to these things, because I realize that the biggest risk that many of us run is beginning to get inured to the horrors.
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An artist is he for whom the goal and center of life is to form his mind.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
I can't hear anything, John. Please, would you put on your headphones?