But nobody ever forgot anything, not really, though sometimes they pretended, when it suited them. Memories were permanent. Sorrowful ones remained sad even with the passing of time, yet happy ones could never be recreated - not with the same joy. Remembering bred its own peculiar sorrow. It seemed so unfair: that time should render both sadness and happiness into a source of pain.
("A Fine Balance")
More Quotes from Rohinton Mistry:The human face has limited space. If you fill it with laughter there will be no room for crying.
What an unreliable thing is time--when I want it to fly, the hours stick to me like glue. And what a changeable thing, too. Time is the twine to tie our lives into parcels of years and months. Or a rubber band stretched to suit our fancy. Time can be the pretty ribbon in a little girl's hair. Or the lines in your face, stealing your youthful colour and your hair. .... But in the end, time is a noose around the neck, strangling slowly.
Hahnji, mister, you must be patient. Before you can name that corner, our future must become past.
He who spits paan at the ceiling only blinds himself.
Flirting with madness was one thing; when madness started flirting back, it was time to call the whole thing off.
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We should all relax about life because you don't have a clue as to what's really going on.
But I have to grow out of it, because it's very boring, really. Even when you're telling people how crap you are, you're still banging on about yourself.
Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries, the Bores and Bored.