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Rohinton Mistry Quotes

The carnage upon the chessboard of life, left wounded humans in its wake
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The human face has limited space. If you fill it with laughter there will be no room for crying.

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You have to use your failures as stepping stones to success. You have to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair. In the end it's all a question of balance.

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The face has limited space. My mother used to say, if you fill your face with laughing, there will be no more room for crying.

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Distance was a dangerous thing, she knew. Distance changed people.

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If time were a bolt of cloth," said Om, "I would cut out all the bad parts. Snip out the scary nights and stitch together the good parts, to make time bearable. Then I could wear it like a coat, always live happily.

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In the broad sense, as a processing of everything one hears or witnesses, all fiction is autobiographical - imagination ground through the mill of memory. It's impossible to separate the two ingredients.

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If you ignore little things, they become big problems.

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Democracy is a see-saw between complete chaos and tolerable confusion

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The secret of survival was to balance hope and despair

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Hahnji, mister, you must be patient. Before you can name that corner, our future must become past.

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The photographs had made him aware how much the street and the buildings meant to him. Like an extended family that he'd taken for granted and ignored, assuming it would always be there. But buildings and roads and spaces were as fragile as human beings, you had to cherish them while you had them.

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Don't you see, said Father, that you are confusing fiction with facts, fiction does not create facts, fiction can come from facts, it can grow out of facts by compounding, transposing, augmenting, diminishing, or altering them in any way; but you must not confuse cause and effect, you must not confuse what really happened with what the story says happened, you must not lose your grasp on reality, that way madness lies.

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Time, the ultimate grandmaster that could never be checkmated. There was no way out of its distended belly.

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The bhel-puri stall was a sculptured landscape with its golden pyramid of sev, the little snow mountains of mumra, hillocks of puris, and, in among their valleys, in aluminium containers, pools of green and brown and red chutneys.

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Where was the line between compassion and foolishness, kindness and weakness? And that was from her position. From theirs, it might be a line between mercy and cruelty, consideration and callousness.

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Please do not bring female visitors of the opposite sex into rooms.

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Flirting with madness is one thing. But when madness starts flirting back, its time to call the whole thing off.

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