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Arundhati Roy Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Arundhati Roy.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Love Without Limits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is an irresistible desire
to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

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

Because of a great love, one is courageous.
- Lao Tzu

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

Today... Give thanks for the miracles -
Give thanks for the love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Do all things with love.
- Og Mandino

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.
It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

RESPONSIBILITY: Fulfill the obligations that the past posts to me.
Embrace the opportunity for service based in love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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

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

I argue thee that love is life.
And life hath immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

Love is the only force capable of
transforming an enemy into friend.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
- Victor Hugo

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

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

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law.
- The Buddha

The real us is pure love, pure light
- don Miguel Ruiz

The hunger for love is
much more difficult to remove
than the hunger for bread.
- Mother Teresa

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

Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
- Madonna

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are
something to do,
something to love,
and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love is saying "I feel differently,"
instead of "You're wrong."
- Anonymous

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

Know that where there is love, nothing is missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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