Rana Dasgupta Famous Quotes & Sayings

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13 Rana Dasgupta Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Rana Dasgupta Sayings: Ties are straightened and expressions banished. Ties are straightened and expressions banished.
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Rana Dasgupta Sayings: I feel that the single-minded pursuit of wealth has led the middle classes into a I feel that the single-minded pursuit of wealth has led the middle classes into a crisis,
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Rana Dasgupta Sayings: The amount of good and bad in the world always remains the same. It neither The amount of good and bad in the world always remains the same. It neither increases nor decreases, it only changes hands.
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Rana Dasgupta Sayings: Our saints have always been theives and murderers. That's the proof of the loftiness of Our saints have always been theives and murderers. That's the proof of the loftiness of their hearts. (spoken by Ulrich's neighbor)
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Rana Dasgupta Sayings: Reality is never clear, said Boris. It's never final. You can always change it or Reality is never clear, said Boris. It's never final. You can always change it or see it a different way.
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Rana Dasgupta Sayings: How many stopped-up men and women does it take to produce one Einstein? Ten? A How many stopped-up men and women does it take to produce one Einstein? Ten? A thousand? A hundred thousand? ... So this is what Einstein meant when he looked me in the eye that day and said, I would be nothing without you. It was not success he saw written in my face. He saw, rather, that I would never accomplish anything at all.
Rana Dasgupta Sayings: In the future, you'll live astride the line separating life from death. You'll become experienced In the future, you'll live astride the line separating life from death. You'll become experienced in the wisdom of grief. You won't wait until people die to grieve for them. You'll give them their grief while they are still alive, for then judgement falls away, and there remains the miracle of being.
Rana Dasgupta Sayings: They said, Now we are capitalists! but all Ulrich could see was criminality to a They said, Now we are capitalists! but all Ulrich could see was criminality to a principle.
Rana Dasgupta Sayings: Before the man lost his sight, he read this story in a magazine: a group Before the man lost his sight, he read this story in a magazine: a group of explorers came upon a community of parrots speaking the language of a society that had been wiped out in a recent catastrophe. Astonished by their discovery, they put the parrots in cages and sent them home so that linguists could record what remained of the lost language. But the parrots, already traumatized by the devastation they had recently witnessed, died on the way.
The man feels a great fraternity with those birds. He feels he carries, like them, a shredded inheritance, and he is too concussed to pass anything on.
Rana Dasgupta Sayings: There is far more to us than what we live. There is far more to us than what we live.
Rana Dasgupta Sayings: When they brought in communism it was for the people, so they killed the people. When they brought in communism it was for the people, so they killed the people. Now they've brought in capitalism, which is for the rich, so they only kill the rich. This time you and I have nothing to worry about.
Rana Dasgupta Sayings: They go to Paris to learn how to make bombs and they come back having They go to Paris to learn how to make bombs and they come back having learned only how to write poetry, which they think is more explosive.
Rana Dasgupta Sayings: (Ulrich, 100 year old Bulgarian man): in Solo, by Rana Dasgupta"Ulrich has sometimes wondered whether (Ulrich, 100 year old Bulgarian man): in Solo, by Rana Dasgupta
"Ulrich has sometimes wondered whether his life has been a failure. Once he would have looked at all this and said yes. But now he does not know what it means for a life to succeed or fail. How can a dog fail its life, or a tree? A life is just a quantity; and he can no more see failure in it than he can see failure in a pile of earth, or a bucket of water. Failure and success are foreign terms to such blind matter." (p. 160)