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All Quotes by author - Upamanyu Chatterjee
" Advances don't fundamentally interest me. It sounds terribly naive, but money doesn't really mean anything to me. If a lot of money came my way, I'm certainly not going to say no. But it hasn't come my way as yet, and I'm not heartbroken. "
" Amidst one's daily clutter, one doesn't usually reflect on the splendour of being free because - naturally - one has to get on with the business of living. "
" Anyone who has grown up in Delhi knows it's horrible. "
" For me, comedy is richer and larger than anything else. "
" Governance is complex, difficult, and on the whole, thankless - why ever should the Bright Young Things leave the management of their hotels, newspapers, banks, TV channels and corporations to join, like fleas on a behemoth, the government? Wherein lies the difference between the two worlds? "
" I don't think I would do better books if I wrote full time. I write for amateurish reasons. "
" I feel completely at home in the absurdities of India. "
" I need to have some depth in my characters. That's why they are all Bengalis. I can't imagine writing a book with someone called Saxena as the hero. "
" It's a huge headache - the more money you have, the more hassles. I find money very uncomfortable. "
" People should have literary and cultural taste and should not bomb hotels. "
" So much better to write pen on paper; you can do it anywhere, say, while stuck at the airport. "
You Can Do It
" The more languages you know, the less likely you are to become a terrorist. "
" Well, life is dark, isn't it? Mostly, it's dreadful. At the same time, death is funny too. I mean, look at the fuss we make of it. "
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