In 1997, a woman stormed into our lives and touched our souls with her powerful book The God Of Small Things. And since then, she made sure that we stay fallen in love with her. We are talking about Arundhati Roy and her magnificent writing skills. How beautifully she has captured the essence of life, love, loneliness, pain, and sadness shows why so many of us are in love with her.
At IFORHER, we bring to you some of Arundhati Roy’s most inspiring beautiful lines.
“If we were to lose the ability to be emotional, if we were to lose the ability to be angry, to be outraged, we would be robots. And I refuse that.” – Arundhati Roy
“Everyone thinks I live alone, but I don’t. My characters all live with me.” – Arundhati Roy
“There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” – Arundhati Roy
“When you hurt people, they begin to love you less. That’s what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.” – Arundhati Roy
“…a political struggle that does not have women at the heart of it, above it, below it, and within it is no struggle at all.” – Arundhati Roy
“The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling – their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability. Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them.” – Arundhati Roy
“Empathy may be the single most important quality that must be nurtured to give peace a fighting chance.” – Arundhati Roy
“I am a woman who is a granddaughter of a lady who used to be beaten on the head by her husband, of a mother who went through hell because she was divorced and had to bring up these kids. And I can take 10 men out to lunch and pay the bill, and nobody even thinks twice about it. So don’t mess with me.” – Arundhati Roy
“As a woman who grew up in a village in India, I’ve spent my whole life-fighting tradition. There’s no way that I want to be a traditional Indian housewife.” – Arundhati Roy