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I've never had Internet access.
by Jhumpa Lahiri

I've never had Internet access.
Actually, I have looked at things on other people's
computers as a bystander.
A few times in my life I've opened email accounts,
twice actually, but it's something I don't want in my life right now.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

I would not send a first story anywhere.
I would give myself time to write a number of stories.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

When I sit down to write, I don't think about writing
about an idea or a given message.
I just try to write a story which is hard enough.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

Relationships do not preclude issues of morality.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

 

Interpreter of Maladies is the title of one of the stories in the book.
And the phrase itself was something I thought of before I even wrote that story.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

Some Indians will come up and say that a story reminded
them of something very specific to their experience.
Which may or may not be the case for non-Indians.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

On the screen I saw tanks rolling through dusty streets,
and fallen buildings, and forests of unfamiliar trees
into which East Pakistani refugees had fled,
seeking safety over the Indian border.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

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You know, since the reviews have come out and people have reacted to it,
I've realized that is in a sense what has happened.
But as I was writing them, I didn't feel a part of any tradition.
I think that would have been too overwhelming,
in a sense.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

I can't tell you exactly how I found it.
It was just a process of writing a lot of stories and
reading a lot of stories that I admired and just working
and working until the sentences sounded right and I was satisfied with them.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

I've inherited a sense of that loss from my parents
because it was so palpable all the time while I was growing up,
the sense of what my parents had sacrificed in moving to the United States,
and yet at the same time, building a life here and all that that entailed.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

At 6:30, which was when the national news began,
my father raised the volume and adjusted the antennas.
Usually I occupied myself with a book,
but that night my father insisted that I pay attention.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

He told me he was working as an interpreter in a doctor's office in Brookline,
Massachusetts, where I was living at the time,
and he was translating for a doctor who had a number of Russian patients.
On my way home, after running into him,
I just heard this phrase in my head.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

Winning the Pulitzer is wonderful and it's an honor
and I feel so humbled and so grateful,
but I think that I'll think of it very much as the
final sort of final moment for this book and put it
behind me along with the rest of the book,
as I write more books.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

For years, I sort of would try to write a story that somehow fit the title.
And I don't think it happened for maybe another four
years that I actually thought of a story,
the plot of a story that corresponded to that phrase.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

The reactions haven't differed; the concerns have been different.
When I read for a predominantly Indian audience,
there are more questions that are based on issues of
identity and representation.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

This story is based on a gentleman who indeed did...
used to come to my parents' house in 1971 from Bangladesh.
He was at the University of Rhode Island.
And I was four, four years old, at the time,
and so I actually don't have any memories of this gentleman.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

For that story, I took as my subject a young woman
whom I got to know over the course of a couple of visits.
I never saw her having any health problems -
but I knew she wanted to be married.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

I've seen novels that have grown out of one story in a collection.
But it hasn't occurred to me to take any of those stories and build on them.
They seem very finished for me, so I don't feel like
going back and dredging them up.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

It's easy to set a story anywhere if you get a good
guidebook and get some basic street names,
and some descriptions, but, for me, yes,
I am indebted to my travels to India for several of the stories.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

Never ascribe to malice that which is
adequately explained by incompetence.
- Napoleon

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right,
you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

Never do anything against conscience
even if the state demands it.
- Albert Einstein

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
- Winston Churchill

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

Never impose on others what
you would not choose for yourself.
- Confucius (Ancient Chinese)

You can never solve a problem on the level
on which it was created.
- Albert Einstein

May we so love as never to have occasion
to repent of our love!
- Henry David Thoreau

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never mind what others do;
do better than yourself,
beat your own record from day to day,
and you are a success.
- William J. H. Boetcker

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We never NEED anything; we never NEED to do something.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can give without loving,
but you can never love without giving.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Anyone who has never made a mistake,
has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

Tough times never last but tough people do.
- Robert H. Schuller

There is so much we can never know.
Breathe deeply and relax into the not-knowing.
There is much that we do not have to know
in order to live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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