You cannot draw lines and compartments and refuse to budge beyond them. Sometimes you have to use your failures as stepping stones to success. You have to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair
("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.
There didn't seem to her any harm in it, and the make-believe was so comforting.
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.
Lately you are brooding too much about rights. Give up this dangerous habit.
He who spits paan at the ceiling only blinds himself.
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.
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