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Vikas Swarup Quotes

Im the opposite of those writers who believe that my work is sacrosanct and cannot be touched.
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And for the first time in my life, I saw something new reflected in the eyes that saw me. Respect. It taught me a very valuable lesson. That dreams have power only over your own mind. But with money you can have power over the minds of others

— Vikas Swarup

A great artist is not one who merely fits into a genre but one who defines the genre.

— Vikas Swarup

Train journeys are about possibilities. They denote a change in state. When you arrive, you are no longer the same person who departed.

— Vikas Swarup

God made the human body like a machine with built-in obsolescence.

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There is some pleasure even in pain. A sweet ecstasy.

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It is a destiny of a woman to suffer in silence.

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The burning ambition of my life was to marry her one day. The consuming worry of my life was to whether she would agree.

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I held my breath and wished for that moment to last as long as it possibly could, because a waking dream is always more fleeting than a sleeping one.

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I may have entered her body, but now I want to enter her mind.

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I am neither a Bengali nor am I from Delhi's St Stephen's. I am an Allahabad boy.

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Tokyo may have more money and Kyoto more culture; Nara may have more history and Kobe more style. But Osaka has the biggest heart.

— Vikas Swarup

Just because someone has gone to an elite school and college does not make him smarter than the person who has grown up on street knowledge.

— Vikas Swarup

For me, the day job comes first. That's why I call myself a diplomat who writes, not a writer who masquerades as a diplomat. If the day job demands it, I won't write at all. I write in what I call 'the crevices of my day job', and that comes only on weekends.

— Vikas Swarup

I don't look at myself as a writer; I am a storyteller.

— Vikas Swarup

All I can say is that I am not one of those writers who want 100% of their book in the film. I recognize that film is a different medium and the filmmaker must have the right to bring some new elements to the table, provided the soul of the book is preserved.

— Vikas Swarup

I write fast. But it takes me a while to get going. It's very important for me to see my whole plot. I have to see the end first because I like a surprise in the end. Which is why I let characters and plot gestate in my mind.

— Vikas Swarup

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