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Arundhati Roy Quotes and Sayings

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To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

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I think many people were surprised by the victory of the Congress,
because it was really hard to see beyond the sort of
haze of hatred that the Hindu nationalists had been spreading.
- Arundhati Roy

Do you think that the people of South Africa,
or anywhere on the continent of Africa,
or India, or Pakistan are longing to be kicked around all over again?
- Arundhati Roy

The mullahs of the Islamic world and the mullahs of
the Hindu world and the mullahs of the Christian world
are all on the same side.
And we are against them all.
- Arundhati Roy

 

Sometimes I think the world is divided into those who
have a comfortable relationship with power and those
who have a naturally adversarial relationship with power.
- Arundhati Roy

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way.
On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.
- Arundhati Roy

You have come to a stage where you almost have to work on yourself.
You know, on finding some tranquility with which to respond to these things,
because I realize that the biggest risk that many of
us run is beginning to get inured to the horrors.
- Arundhati Roy

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Torture has been privatized now, so you have obviously
the whole scandal in America about the abuse of prisoners and the fact that,
army people might be made to pay a price,
but who are the privatized torturers accountable too?
- Arundhati Roy

The Congress has historically played covert communal
politics in order to create what in India we call vote
banks where you pit one community against another and
so on in order to secure votes.
- Arundhati Roy

I do what I do, and write what I write,
without calculating what is worth what and so on.
Fortunately, I am not a banker or an accountant.
I feel that there is a time when a political statement
needs to be made and I make it.
- Arundhati Roy

You begin to realize that hypocrisy is not a terrible
thing when you see what overt fascism is compared to sort of covert,
you know, communal politics which the Congress has
never been shy of indulging in.
- Arundhati Roy

When you say things like, 'We have to wipe out the Taliban,'
what does that mean? The Taliban is not a fixed number of people.
The Taliban is an ideology that has sprung out of a history that,
you know, America created anyway.
- Arundhati Roy

The fact is that America's weapons systems have made
it impossible for anybody to confront it militarily.
So, all you have is your wits and your cunning,
and your ability to fight in the way the Iraqis are fighting.
- Arundhati Roy

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi PHOTO

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz PHOTO

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

Your love is more powerful
than your words or your actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Love Without Limits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

Do all things with love.
- Og Mandino

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Affirmation:
Today I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance,
love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

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

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Love your enemies.
- Jesus (Matthew 5:44)

You know that you have fully experienced love
when you turn into love -
that is the spiritual goal of life.
- Deepak Chopra

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
- Mother Teresa

Whatever happened in the past,
forgive yourself and others.
Choose love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
- John Lennon

Where there is love there is no question.
- Albert Einstein

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Love does not consist in gazing at each other,
but in looking outward together in the same direction.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the beauty of the soul.
- Saint Augustine

Go ahead. Weep for the rare,
the never seen this way again,
the excruciating, ineffable,
unmitigated beauty of love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated,
it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
- Washington Irving

Live life with no regrets and no resentments.
Whatever happened in the past,
forgive yourself and others. Choose love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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