The carnage upon the chessboard of life, left wounded humans in its wake
("A Fine Balance")
More Quotes from Rohinton Mistry:Flirting with madness was one thing; when madness started flirting back, it was time to call the whole thing off.
The human face has limited space. If you fill it with laughter there will be no room for crying.
The Law is a grim, unsmiling thing. Not Justice, though. Justice is witty and whimsical and kind and caring.
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.
If there was an abundance of misery in the world, there was also sufficient joy, yes - as long as one knew where to look for it.
But so far, the invisible line was holding, separating the potential from its realization. Strange, that invisible lines could be so powerful, thought Maneck--strong as brick walls.
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I've been & am absurdly over-estimated. There are no supermen & I'm quite ordinary, & will say so whatever the artistic results. In that point I'm one of the few people who tell the truth about myself.
T. E. Lawrence
If you want to use a cliche you must take full responsibility for it yourself and not try to fob it off on anon., or on society.