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Jhumpa Lahiri Quotes and Sayings

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Relationships do not preclude issues of morality.
- 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

 

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

True love is a process of co-creation
in which neither feels ownership or superiority.
Jealousy is a highly destructive force
for love and relationships.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Our relationships - love and friendship -
are at the core of the meaning of our lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The glue that holds all relationships together -
including the relationship between; the leader and the led
is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
- Brian Tracy

Science merely quantifies and documents
the relationships among miracles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our relationships live in the space between us which is sacred.
- Martin Buber

Lovers who have been left, lose confidence and become afraid.
They learn to leave relationships first.
The broken hearted become the heart breakers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Careers and relationships also have their cycles
of birth, growth, and death -
to be followed by rebirth and the renewal of the cycle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour
when every one has to throw off his mask?
Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked?
Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight
in order to avoid this? Or are you not terrified by it?
I have seen men in real life who so long deceived others
that at last their true nature could not reveal itself;...
In every man there is something which to a certain degree
prevents him from becoming perfectly transparent to himself;
and this may be the case in so high a degree,
he may be so inexplicably woven into relationships of life
which extend far beyond himself that he almost cannot reveal himself.
But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love,
and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living.
It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built.
Where trust is, love can flourish.
- Barbara Smith

Well, it seems to me that the best relationships -
the ones that last -
are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship.
You know, one day you look at the person
and you see something more than you did the night before.
Like a switch has been flicked somewhere.
And the person who was just a friend is...
suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.
- Dana Scully

People who have good relationships at home are more
effective in the marketplace.
- Zig Ziglar

I don't know for Justin; he's always looking for meaning
out of his relationships with people.
I don't think he's as trapped into the drug thing as a lot of the others are.
- Randy Harrison

Be honest, brutally honest.
That is what's going to maintain relationships.
- Lauryn Hill

In suspense novels even subplots about relationships have to have conflict.
- Jeffery Deaver

The cost of acquiring new customers and maintaining
those relationships in an online environment versus
bricks and mortar is significant.
- Stephen Cohen

It's really a sad story, and I liked that.
The songs on this album talk about relationships in every aspect.
- Aaliyah

Today's films are so technological that an actor becomes
starved for roles that deal with human relationships.
- Natalie Wood

Today, many people are engaging in same sex relationships
and saying they are not gay.
- Pam Grier

Assumptions are the termites of relationships.
- Henry Winkler

This radical transformation of world power relationships
reflects primarily in the case of both the USA and
the USSR the growth of the productive forces.
- Earl Browder

There is not enough celebration of companionship.
Relationships aren't just about eroticism and sexuality.
- Francesca Annis

In matters large and small, many people seemed concerned about churlishness,
an ugliness in our relationships that appears to be
increasing rather than decreasing.
- Nick Clooney

I have no stories to sell.
A lot of my relationships are with civilians,
and no one wants to hear about those.
- David Spade

I'm more interested in interpersonal relationships -
between lovers families,
siblings.
That's why I write about how we treat each other.
- Terry McMillan

International relationships are preordained to be clumsy
gestures based on imperfect knowledge.
- Rebecca West

You need to make relationships to help you.
- Andrew Shue

You have to stick out the toughness of the business
and form relationships with the people in it.
- Rocco DiSpirito

Before machines the only form of entertainment people
really had was relationships.
- Doug Coupland

And I maintain good relationships with all the studios
so I've never been bullied into any cut,
frankly.
- Ridley Scott

No way, because there's love relationships,
there's sex relationships and then there's the band.
- Ann Wilson

An organization is a set of relationships that are persistent over time.
- Kevin Kelly

Of all the important relationships that Australia has with other countries,
none has been more greatly transformed over the last
10 years than our relationship with China.
- John Howard

I'm very excited to see where the characters and their relationships go.
But in the end, it really boils down to the people
who have more power than me,
who control the money.
- Brandon Routh

Our relationships, relationships between adults,
how all those pieces fit together - that's the most
complicated thing we all face.
- Bill Condon

Relationships are made of talk - and talk is for girls and women.
- Deborah Tannen

I think maintaining relationships with my friends,
my mother, my manager, they're all important.
- Christina Applegate

Truly great actors carry their characters in silence with them.
They communicate without words the relationships that predate the movie.
- Sam Mendes

Our business is about technology, yes.
But it's also about operations and customer relationships.
- Michael Dell

Writing, basically breaks down to relationships between
people and that is what you write about.
- Leon Uris

I believe in singularity in relationships because you've
got to have trust on both sides.
- Thomas Haden Church

Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them
continue as forms of mutual exploitation,
a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when
one or both parties run out of goods.
- W. H. Auden

God is more interested in your future and your relationships than you are.
- Billy Graham

I am in favor of community policing because it builds
better working relationships with the communities.
- Vincent Frank

The answer dictates what the policy should be in our
relationships with every country in the world.
- Robert Menendez

I also had to work through the violation of my date rape,
my unhealthy relationships with men,
my anger toward the people involved in the scandal,
and those who exploited me afterwards.
- Donna Rice

As regards personal relationships I cannot say that
I had any particularly personal intercourse with anyone.
- Fritz Sauckel

I collect human relationships very much the way others collect fine art.
- Jerzy Kosinski

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday.
You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
- Epicurus

Great relationships begin with two people who are each
self confident and who come to each other with the openness
to see and accept the other as a unique and wonderful person.
If there is true love and an alignment of fundamental values,
choose to join your life with your new partner
and vow never to criticize their nature -
the essence that makes them uniquely themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I would like to do another piece of fiction dealing with a number of issues:
Lesbian parenting,
the 1960's, and interracial relationships in the Lesbian and Gay community.
- Audre Lorde

The second is the damage to the credibility and independence
of a free press which may be caused by covert relationships with the U.S.
journalists and media organizations.
- Frank Church


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