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Quotes from Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen

Kavita Kané ·  310 pages

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“Princess, you have decided to follow the hard path. I cannot promise you the life a royal princess deserves,' he began slowly. 'I am a wandered myself, stuck in an eternal search. I am a vagabond who doesn't know where I am going. My past beckons my present, but I can see only a blurred future. All my life, I have been slighted as a person of low birth- and the stigma will rub off on you as well. Yet, I am not ashamed of who I am...”
― Kavita Kané, quote from Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen


“I would rather devote myself to what I always did - trying to heal people. That is my way of healing myself.”
― Kavita Kané, quote from Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen


“She sometimes wished she was more thick-skinned, so that she could see nothing, feel nothing.”
― Kavita Kané, quote from Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen


“Karna is a good man, but he sees good even in what is bad. His seeing it as good doesn't make the bad good, but makes his goodness look bad.”
― Kavita Kané, quote from Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen


“The course of morality is subtle and even the most illustrious, wise people in this world fail to always understand it.”
― Kavita Kané, quote from Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen


“It is valour which defines a kshatriya, a kshatriya does not define valour. You are known by the deeds done; merit has no pedigree.”
― Kavita Kané, quote from Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen


“Karna a bad man doing good things or is he a good man doing bad things?”
― Kavita Kané, quote from Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen


“Condemning and condoning are two faces in the mirror; but it takes more courage to forgive than to criticize someone.”
― Kavita Kané, quote from Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen


“Karna gave a mirthless smile and replied evenly,'What is the use of a competition if one cannot be compared with others? Talk is the weapon of the weak; release your arrows instead of hollow words.”
― Kavita Kané, quote from Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen


“The bloodline of heroes—like the source of a mighty river—is never known.”
― Kavita Kané, quote from Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen


“Radheya has always been a rebel against caste and the social hierarchy,' her mother-in-law said, after a brief pause. 'He has constantly been cruelly reminded that as a sutaputra, he cannot aspire to more than he deserves, but he believes in his own worth.”
― Kavita Kané, quote from Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen


“How do you decide what is good and bad? The one who sees the bad in what is good is a bad man. Karna is a good man, but he sees good even in what is bad. His seeing it as good doesn’t make the bad good, but makes his goodness look bad.”
― Kavita Kané, quote from Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen


“Why, Uruvi always wondered, would Queen Madri consign herself to the flames, when no queen before her had joined their husband in the funeral pyre? Moreover, why would the mother of tiny, helpless six-month-old twins, Nakul and Sahadeva, kill herself and leave them orphaned and under the care of her husband’s first wife? It was strange. Had Madri, too, been mortally wounded like her husband, King Pandu, when they had been attacked? Had she been able to talk to Kunti before she died? Had Shakuni played up the curse of the sage to his advantage after all? If he could instigate Duryodhana to burn the Pandavas and the Queen Mother in the lac palace, he would not have any qualms in murdering King Pandu too. The only person who probably knew the truth was Kunti—but she was an evasive lady who knew how to keep her secrets. Uruvi recalled how she had pestered her on her wedding day about whether she had any regrets, but had got nothing out of her.”
― Kavita Kané, quote from Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen


“The test of courage is not to die but to live. And live with dignity and conviction every single day.’ He”
― Kavita Kané, quote from Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen


“You told me to look into the mirror each morning and be proud of myself, to do nothing that I would be ashamed of.”
― Kavita Kané, quote from Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen


“It is not what
has happened or what will happen that is relevant; what you do in the now is significant.
That defines your karma.”
― Kavita Kané, quote from Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen


“Failure often happens because we fail to recognize our strengths and our weaknesses.’ Krishna”
― Kavita Kané, quote from Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen


“You shall find dear, that the world is full of two-faced people and phonies.'.. And Uruvi was to discover a cruelly superficial world, which she had failed to recognize.”
― Kavita Kané, quote from Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen


“do what your heart tells you, not your pride.”
― Kavita Kané, quote from Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen


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Kavita Kané
Born place: in Mumbai, India
Born date August 5, 2018
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