Indians are the Italians of Asia and vice versa. Every man in both countries is a singer when he is happy, and every woman is a dancer when she walks to the shop at the corner. For them, food is the music inside the body and music is the food inside the heart. Amore or Pyar makes every man a poet, a princess of peasant girl if only for second eyes of man and woman meets.
A good man is as strong as the right woman needs him to be.
The best revenge, like the best sex, is performed slowly, and with the eyes open.
Didier once told me, in a rambling, midnight dissertation, that a dream is the place where a wish and a fear meet. When the wish and the fear are exactly the same, he said, we call the dream a nightmare.
Whatever you do, in the privacy of your own rain shower, is your own business
It doesnt always help us to love the world,but it does prevent us from hating the world.
A man has to find a good woman, and when he finds her he has to win her love. then he has to earn her respect. then he has to cherish her trust. and then he has to, like, go on doing that for as long as they live. Until they both die. That's what it's all about. That's the most important thing in the world. That's what a man is, Yaar. A man is truly a man when he wins the love of a good woman, earns her respect, and keeps her trust. Until you do that, you're not a man.
The burden of happiness can only be relieved by the balm of suffering.
Every virtuous act is inspired by a dark secret.
You know the difference between news and gossip, don't you? News tells you what people did. Gossip tells you how much they enjoyed it.
Love is a one-way street. Love, like respect isn't something you get; it's something you give
A man is truly a man when he wins the love of a good woman, earns her respect, and keeps her trust. Until you can do that, you're not a man.
The contrast between the familiar and the exceptional was everywhere around me. A bullock cart was drawn up beside a modern sports car at a traffic signal. A man squatted to relieve himself behind the discreet shelter of a satellite dish. An electric forklift truck was being used to unload goods from an ancient wooden cart with wooden wheels. The impression was of a plodding indefatigable and distant past that had crashed intact through barriers of time into its own future. I liked it.
Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we can never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.
Love is the opposite of power. That's why we fear it so much.
A man trusts another man when he sees enough of himself in him.
The past reflects eternally between two mirrors -the bright mirror of words and deeds, and the dark one, full of things we didn't do or say.
Friendship is an Algebra test that nobody passes.
Men reveal what they think when they look away, and what they feel when they hesitate. With women, it's the other way around
A wise man once told me- he's a muslim by the way- that he has more in common with a jew than he does a fanatic of his own religion. He has more in common with a rational, reasonable-minded Christian or a Buddhist or Hindu than he does with a fanatic of his own religion. In fact, he has more in common with a ration, reasonable-minded atheist than he does with a fanatic of his own religion
The truth is a bully we all pretend to like
Happiness is a myth. It was invented to make us buy new things.
Nothing ever fits the palm so perfectly, or feels so right, or inspires so much protective instinct as the hand of a child
And money, if the pile gets high enough, is something like a big political party: it does as much harm as it does good, it puts too much power in too few hands, and the closer you come to it the dirtier you get.
The voice, Afghan matchmakers say, is more than half of love.
Heroes only come in three kinds:dead, damaged or dubious.
Optimism is the first cousin of love, and it's exactly like love in three ways: it's pushy, it has no real sense of humour, and it turns up where you least expect it.
Ask people for help. You'll be all right. Don't worry. It's a great adventure, your life, and it has only just begun…
There is no man, and no place, without war. The only thing we can do is choose a side, and fight. That is the only choice we get - who we fight for, who we fight against. That is life.
I don't know what frightens me more, the power that crushes us, or our endless ability to endure it.
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