“I suddenly leaned forward,bringing my face close to hers.catching her breath,stifling that laugh and pink tongue,she watched me wide-eyed.I removed the wallet from my back pocket and sat down casually again.
"What happened?" I asked idly.
"I thought...never mind".She blinked.
“it is only when one writes a book that one realizes the true power of MSWord, from grammar checks to replace-alls.”
“I think half the trees in the world are felled to make up the IIT entrance exam guides. Most of them are crap,”
“It was the first time I’d seen Alok’s home. I told you he was kind of poor, I mean not World Bank ads type starving poor or anything, but his home had the barest minimum one would need for existence. There was light, but no lampshades, there was a living room, but no couches, there was a TV, but not a colour one. The living room was where lived Alok’s father, entertaining himself with one of the two TV channels, close to unconscious by the time we reached. Alok’s mother was already waiting, using her sari edge to wipe her tears.”
“smoke is beautiful; weightless and shapeless, it almost appears as deceptively powerless as the person releasing it, yet, it comes from within and rises above us all. Crap,”
“Sometimes, if you just paraphrase everyone’s arguments, you get to be the good guy.”
“the definition of a machine is simple. It is anything that reduces human effort. Anything.”
“He read? Oh my God, guys that read were like unicorns. They only existed in fairy tales.”
“He’d tried so hard to convince himself that it didn’t matter if she loved him, that having her as his wife was enough. But now…
Now that she’d said it, now that he knew, now that his heart had soared, he knew better.
This was heaven.
This was bliss.
This was something he’d never dared hope to feel, something he never could have dreamed existed.
This was love. --(Michael)”
“When flowing water...meets with obstacles on its path, a blockage in its journey, it pauses. It increases in volume and strength, filling up in front of the obstacle and eventually spilling past it...
Do not turn and run, for there is nowhere worthwhile for you to go. Do not attempt to push ahead into the danger... emulate the example of the water: Pause and build up your strength until the obstacle no longer represents a blockage.”
“In any case the friendships of later life, in contrast wih those negotiated before thirty, are apt to be burdened with reservations, constraints, inhibitions.”
“he found, as the new century gathered headway, that his thirst for gayety grew stronger.”
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