Rohinton Mistry Quotes

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Rohinton Mistry Quotes
Rohinton Mistry is an Indian born Canadian writer, known for his works like Such a Long Journey, A Fine Balanace, Family Matters and Tales from Firozsha Baag. Here I have compiled down some of the best Rohinton Mistry quotes for you.

After all, our lives are but a sequence of accidents - a clanking chain of chance events. A string of choices, casual or deliberate, which add up to that one big calamity we call life.
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But it was an unrefrigerated world. And everything ended badly.
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But nobody ever forgot anything, not really, though sometimes they pretended, when it suited them. Memories were permanent. Sorrowful ones remained sad even with the passing of time, yet happy ones could never be recreated - not with the same joy. Remembering bred its own peculiar sorrow. It seemed so unfair: that time should render both sadness and happiness into a source of pain.
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Depression is a red herring. I think a lot about the past, it's true. But at my age, the past is more present than the here and now. and there is not much percentage in the future.
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Did life treat everyone so wantonly, ripping the good things to pieces while letting bad things fester and grow like fungus
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Distance was a dangerous thing, she knew. Distance changed people.
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Everyone underestimates their own life. Funny thing is, in the end, all our stories...they're the same. In fact, no matter where you go in the world, there is only one important story: of youth, loss and yearning for redemption. So we tell the same story, over and over. Only the details are different.
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Flirting with madness was one thing; when madness started flirting back, it was time to call the whole thing off.
Rohinton Mistry

He who spits paan at the ceiling only blinds himself.
Rohinton Mistry

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.
Rohinton Mistry

Lately you are brooding too much about rights. Give up this dangerous habit.
Rohinton Mistry

The carnage upon the chessboard of life, left wounded humans in its wake
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The human face has limited space. If you fill it with laughter there will be no room for crying.
Rohinton Mistry

the secret of survival was to balance hope and despair
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The whole quilt is much more important than any single square.
Rohinton Mistry

There didn't seem to her any harm in it, and the make-believe was so comforting.
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Time had changed the magical to mundane
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...you have to use your failures as stepping stones to success. You have to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair. In the end it’s all a question of balance.
Rohinton Mistry

Walk, first, through the fire, then philosophize...
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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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Where humans are concerned, the only emotion that made sense was wonder, at their ability to endure...
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World can be a bewildering place,and dreams and ambitions are often paths to the most pernicious of traps
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