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The reactions haven't differed; the concerns have been different.
by 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

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

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

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

Relationships do not preclude issues of morality.
- 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

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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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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'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

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

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

If you have an emotional reaction in the presence of someone,
your heart is telling you that you have
not resolved your issues with them.
In other words, you have not truly forgiven that person.
All of this begs the question, how do we forgive?
First, cease lying to yourself and stop telling yourself stories
about why you behave the way you do.
Stop blaming your behavior on other people
and take responsibility for your emotional reactions.
If you could forgive all the people in your life
who have hurt or wounded you
it would be possible to be in control of your behavior
instead of being in reaction to other people all of the time.
Imagine living life without experiencing
a constant emotional roller-coaster of pain, anger, and jealousy!
That would be bliss!
-Sheri Rosenthal

Once you have seen the truth
you must make the decision to let go
of the pain, anger, and resentment you have been holding on to.
This requires you to take action.
If you are attached to your pain, resentment,
and self-righteousness, and addicted to your emotional reactions,
this will be a difficult step for you.
Taking action requires letting go of the very thing
you have been holding on to for so many years.
There is comfort in what we find familiar,
even if we are experiencing pain and suffering.
The pain and suffering itself becomes the familiarity we seek.
It takes absolute faith in yourself
plus courage, will, and discipline to let go.
But once you let go, it will be as if
the weight of the world has been taken off your shoulders.
In this process it is important to forgive
not just the others in our lives, but also ourselves.
For most people, giving ourselves
the gift of forgiveness is very challenging.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Art is the desire of a man to express himself,
to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
- Amy Lowell

So, to prepare for the role, I had to take music lessons,
talk to wives who had husbands overseas,
and carefully study the reactions and mannerisms of
a friend who was expecting.
- June Allyson

The culture industry not so much adapts to the reactions
of its customers as it counterfeits them.
- Theodor Adorno

Suspicion is one of the morbid reactions by which an
organism defends itself and seeks another equilibrium.
- Nathalie Sarraute

Children have very sharp powers of observation -
probably sharper than adults -
yet at the same time their emotional reactions are
murky and much more primitive.
- Donna Tartt

People don't realize that molecules themselves are somewhat hypothetical,
and that their interactions are more so,
and that the biological reactions are even more so.
- Kary Mullis

I never read reviews.
I'm not interested.
But I value a lot the reactions of the spectators.
- Hayao Miyazaki

We like reactions - a reaction is walking out on us,
a reaction is throwing tomatoes at the stage,
that's a healthy psychological reaction.
- Alice Cooper

My mother's suicide attempts were a way to release
anxiety and get attention.
Some of the attempts were drug reactions she didn't even remember later on.
- Lorna Luft

I think it was a good challenge for me to get my reactions
across without being able to speak.
- Verne Troyer

Proteins are the machinery of living tissue that builds
the structures and carries out the chemical reactions necessary for life.
- Michael Behe

There's a new medical crisis.
Doctors are reporting that many men are having allergic
reactions to latex condoms.
They say they cause severe swelling.
So what's the problem?
- Phyllis Diller

I do like reality shows, and I watch some of them because they're high drama.
It's also just fun to watch people have honest reactions.
- Lisa Kudrow

The American public is not aware that there might be
potential allergenic and toxic reactions.
With regular food, at least people know which foods they have an allergy to.
- Jeremy Rifkin

This success led my theoretical group to the chemical reactivity theory,
extending more and more widely the range of compound
and reactions that were discussed.
- Kenichi Fukui

The conscious mind determines the actions,
the unconscious mind determines the reactions;
and the reactions are just as important as the actions.
- E. Stanley Jones

Like any show, I think some episodes are going to be stronger than others,
but I think it's a good show that people enjoy and
I hear the reactions too.
- Anthony Michael Hall

My first two records were more energetic;
Phantom Moon is subtle,
quiet; so these various reactions are just something I expected.
- Duncan Sheik

I asked each one of them to make out with me and their
reactions varied from excitable to horrified.
- Rachel Perry

Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think
more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you.
When you dare to reveal yourself fully.
When you dare to be vulnerable.
- Joyce Brothers

I just want real reactions.
I want people to laugh from the gut,
be sad from the gut-or get angry from the gut.
- Andy Kaufman

Also, I think there are huge reactions sometimes,
which are also mysterious.
- Christopher Walken

The function of intellect is to provide a means of
modifying our reactions to the circumstances of life,
so that we may secure pleasure, the symptom of welfare.
- Edward Thorndike

That's so different in Hong Kong when I'm using my own mother language,
I can treat the line in one thousand different ways,
with many different reactions.
- Chow Yun-Fat

As soon as I had proved this and, of course,
also the normal pointing action and reactions in all
other extremities and joints,
I stopped the experiment.
- Robert Barany

I am not afraid of aging, but more afraid of people's reactions to my aging.
- Barbara Hershey

The only men who aren't in fear of women's reactions
are usually men who aren't born or who are dead.
- Warren Farrell

We have all had the experience of finding that our
reactions and perhaps even our deeds have denied beliefs we thought were ours.
- James Baldwin

My initial interest, just prior to my work on cytokines,
was on cell-mediated immunity and delayed hypersensitivity,
mostly with respect to the cells that populated these reactions.
- Stanley Cohen

People love to see reactions, they love to see emotions that come about.
- LaToya London

Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible,
but to give the patient's ego freedom to decide one way or another.
- Sigmund Freud

However, some of my work is very subtle,
and one should expect very subtle reactions to it.
- Jim Hodges

I was also interested in formulating the path of chemical reactions.
- Kenichi Fukui

There is something very basic to the sense of listening.
The sense of hearing is the only one that operates totally from vibrations,
without other physical or chemical reactions to receive the sensations.
- Henry Reed

But the nature of my main work in chemistry can be
better represented by more than 280 English publications,
of which roughly 200 concern the theory of chemical
reactions and related subjects.
- Kenichi Fukui

The distinction between the old and the new formulations
consisting in the incorporation of the concept of the
rate of chemical reactions is so great that it immediately
asserted itself in the objective development of catalysis.
- Wilhelm Ostwald

If I were to sum up the negative reactions to my work,
I think there are two primary causes:
one is that if there is discourse about anxiety it
is necessarily going to induce anxiety.
It will represent a return of the repressed for a great many people.
- Harold Bloom

I can never read this book, just like I can never see
a movie that I wrote a screenplay for.
I can read it and see it physically,
but I can't accurately judge it.
I'm too close to it.
If I read it ten times I'll have ten different reactions.
- Richard Price

Prolonged, indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless,
irritating and exhausting job.
It not only involves praising trash but constantly
inventing reactions towards books about which one has
no spontaneous feeling whatever.
- George Orwell

I think some of the things I deal with Hopper probably has dealt with also,
since it's somewhat the same environment and I have
pretty strong reactions to what this country looks like.
It looks pretty dull and spare, and you like this and
dislike it and it's very complicated.
- Donald Judd

At some of the venues, the audience was so loud we
could hardly hear what was happening on stage,
which kind of threw us back to 1983,
when we had very similar reactions on a much bigger scale.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

With years of experience doing whatever it takes to
get to the bottom of each story,
I am looking forward to covering the stories in the
human dimension and impart the passion and visceral
reactions the audience seeks.
- Geraldo Rivera

Every night we all felt grateful to be there,
stunned at the amount of people that are there,
and stunned at their reactions.
They go crazy; they know every lyric from eight years of age to eighty.
It's unbelievable.
- Randy Bachman

I like to talk about a thing I call a "practiced pause."
Just a few moments of pausing allows me
to consider a circumstance and take stock
of what the best direction might be.
Reactions tend to rise from habit and unconsidered action.
A Response is considered and thoughtful.
My actions are my own and I am, singularly,
responsible for what I see, say, feel and exert.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I became almost immediately fascinated by the possibilities
of trying out all conceivable reactions with them,
some leading to explosions, others to unbearable poisoning of the air in our house,
frightening my parents.
- Richard Ernst

The simultaneous reactions elicited all over the world
by the reading of newspaper dispatches about the same events create,
as it were, a common mental pulse beat for the whole of civilized mankind.
- Christian Lous Lange

I do have to earn a living, so I'm conscious of probable reactions from readers,
but the most important one is still the awareness that
if I'm not enjoying a story,
the reader won't either.
- Thomas Perry

Through the continued accumulation of detailed and
reliable knowledge about elementary reactions,
we will be in a better position to understand,
predict and control many time-dependent macroscopic
chemical processes which are important in nature or to human society.
- Yuan T. Lee

It definitely seems like we are connecting with people,
which is nice, because I've had a lot of music do the same for me.
It's not like I don't I understand why we get the reactions we do.
- Jon Crosby

Salvation is from our side a choice,
from the divine side it is a seizing upon,
an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God.
Our "accepting" and "willing" are reactions rather than actions.
The right of determination must always remain with God.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer


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