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#1. I'm the opposite of those writers who believe that my work is sacrosanct and cannot be touched. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#2. There is some pleasure even in pain. A sweet ecstasy. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#3. Never judge a man's actions until you know his motives - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#4. Lajwanti made the cardinal mistake of trying to cross the dividing line that separates the existence of the rich from that of the poor. She made the fatal error of dreaming beyond her means. The bigger the dream, the bigger the disappointment. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#5. 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. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#6. One does not question a miracle. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#7. Sometimes street knowledge can be as important as book knowledge. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#8. I need to meet people to be able to write. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#9. I did not go to any creative writing workshop; I did not major in literature. If I can write, anyone can write. All it needs is imagination. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#10. 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. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#11. Writing is a very lonely occupation. To write you need to concentrate, to concentrate you need to lock yourself away. No distractions; you want your stream of thought uninterrupted. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#12. The city may have chosen to ignore the ugly growth of Dharavi, but a cancer cannot be stopped simply by being declared illegal. It still kills with its slow poison. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#13. Twenty20 is cricket on speed. In an era of hectic lifestyles and falling attention spans, it gives spectators more drama and intensity in three hours that they would get from a whole-day match. And even though it is a heady cocktail of money, entertainment and media, at its core it is cricket. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#14. God made the human body like a machine with built-in obsolescence. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#15. I don't look at myself as a writer; I am a storyteller. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#16. I am the luckiest novelist in the world. I was a first-time novelist who wasn't awash in rejection slips, whose manuscript didn't disappear in slush piles. I have had a wonderful time. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#17. India may be the soul of world cricket, but IPL is its commercial heart. Just as 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' changed the ground rules for quiz shows by injecting a massive dose of money into the equation, IPL has changed the dynamics of the cricket economy. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#18. The slums are not a place of despair. Its inhabitants are all working towards a better life. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#19. It's a basic rule of human nature that the promise of unexpected wealth short-circuits both intelligence and common sense. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#20. I get invited to many more literary festivals than I used to because I'm associated with 'Slumdog Millionaire,' the brand. Many more doors have opened up for me as a result of the global success of the film, although I believe that I'm the same person that existed before it. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#21. Confuse your trail, lose your trail. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#22. I want to show that the underdog can win. I believe we're all the same: you, a slum girl, my mother. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#23. appearances can be deceptive and the dividing line between good and bad is very thin indeed. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#24. My first novel was a challenge to myself. No one had an inkling that I was working on it. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#25. The one conclusion I have reached is that whiskey is a great leveler. You might be a hotshot advertising executive or a lowly foundry worker, but if you cannot hold your drink, you are just a drunkard. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#26. People don't just want a mindless flick with a superstar; they want to connect more deeply. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#27. 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 - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#28. I am neither a Bengali nor am I from Delhi's St Stephen's. I am an Allahabad boy. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#29. 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. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#30. Train journeys are about possibilities. They denote a change in state. When you arrive, you are no longer the same person who departed. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#31. You must never take a direct route to your destination. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#32. Your beauty is an elixir.
Which has given an orphan life.
Lovesick I will die, from the grave I will cry
Should you decline to become my wife. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#33. Unheralded we came into this world. Unheralded we will go out. But while we are in this world, we do such deeds that even if this generation does not remember, the next generation cannot forget. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#34. You have been counting rosary beads for an era
But the wandering of your mind does not halt
Forsake the beads in your hand
And start moving the beads of your heart. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#35. It is in the genes of cities to bounce back from disasters - whether natural or man made. The denizens of suburbia have no choice but to survive and move on. But it is the manner in which different cities respond to emergencies that sets them apart. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#36. Because luck comes from within - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#37. I became completely addicted to 'Angry Birds' for a while. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#38. I think mobility is very important, not only to discover opportunities elsewhere but at times, also to appreciate better what your home town has. Allahabad, for instance, has the feel of a small, tightly-knit community where everyone participates. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#39. A great artist is not one who merely fits into a genre but one who defines the genre. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#40. 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. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#41. Tokyo may have more money and Kyoto more culture; Nara may have more history and Kobe more style. But Osaka has the biggest heart. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#42. I may have entered her body, but now I want to enter her mind. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#43. It is a destiny of a woman to suffer in silence. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#44. 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. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#45. Global terror does not respect national boundaries. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#46. I am not into the unrealistic realm of magic realism where birds talk. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#47. A rainy day ceases to have meaning for a person who has lived in the open under a monsoon cloud most of his life. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#48. The burning ambition of my life was to marry her one day. The consuming worry of my life was to whether she would agree. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#49. Knowledge is not just the preserve of the educated elite. Just because someone has not had a formal education, that does not mean he does not have wisdom and common sense. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#50. My books may highlight corruption, brutality and venality, but they also show that if these things come to light, there is rectification. The voiceless do have a voice; democratic mechanisms and accountability do exist. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#51. I am very interested in human-interest stories emerging from modern India. I get my inspiration and daily dose by reading the 'Hindustan Times.' - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#52. Love doesn't happen in an instant. It creeps up on you and then it turns your life upside down. It colors your waking moments, and fills your dreams. You begin to walk on air and see life in brilliant new shades. But it also brings with it a sweet agony, a delicious torture. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#53. The line of head is strong, but the line of heart is weak. And most importantly, the line of life is short. The stars do not seem to be right. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#54. The first thing you have to understand is that I was not desperate to be a writer. I was never a closet writer filing away notes in a cupboard. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#55. My books are about ordinary people placed in extraordinary situations who are able to draw upon their inner reserves to challenge the status-quo in life and navigate compelling human relationships. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#56. The writer's is an interior world, a world of the mind. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#57. The fight against international terrorism isn't just a fight against a bunch of misguided extremists; it is a fight to defend the values that we hold dear. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#58. And I realized again that real life is different from reel life. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#59. Mumbai may not be my city. But it is my kind of city. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#60. I wonder what it feels like to have no desires left because you have satisfied them all, smothered them with money even before they are born. Is an existence without desire very desirable? And is the poverty of desire better than rank poverty itself? - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#61. Indian writers have appropriated English as an Indian language, and that gives a certain freshness to the way we write. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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