Monthly Quotes: September 2019


Like most misery, it started with apparent happiness
-The Book Thief, Markus Zasuk


It wasn’t that I wanted to go home,
Who knew home? I only knew alone,
What I wanted was to be elsewhere,
Somewhere, anywhere but there.
-Narcopolis, Jeet Thayil


People help when they’ve been hurt so that their wounds are not in vain.
-Option B, Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant


Even death has a heart.
-Book Thief, Markus Zasuk


If only she could be so oblivious again, to feel such love without knowing it, mistaking it for laughter.
-Book Thief, Markus Zasuk


Humans, if nothing else, have the good sense to die.
-Book Thief, Markus Zasuk


Women are more evolved biologically and emotionally, that’s well known and it’s obvious. But they confuse sex and the spirit; they don’t separate. Men, as you know, always separate: they separate their human and dog natures.
-Narcopolis, Jeet Thayil


The words. Why did they have to exist? Without them, there wouldn’t be any of this.
-Book Thief, Markus Zasuk


First the colours.
Then the humans.
That’s usually how I see things.
Or at least, how I try.

-Book Thief, Markus Zasuk


We’re waiting for a glance or a word, some acknowledgement that we are here.
-Narcopolis, Jeet Thayil


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