Bharati Mukherjee Quotes

Top 20 wise famous quotes and sayings by Bharati Mukherjee

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Bharati Mukherjee quotes: Ancestral habits of mind can be constricting; they also confer one's individuality. Ancestral habits of mind can be constricting; they also confer one's individuality.
Bharati Mukherjee quotes: In India, there are real consequences to inattention; drivers who jeopardize pedestrians can be lynched on the spot. In India, there are real consequences to inattention; drivers who jeopardize pedestrians can be lynched on the spot.
Bharati Mukherjee quotes: The divorced Indian lady combines every fantasy about the liberated, wicked Western woman with the safety net of basic submissive familiarity. The divorced Indian lady combines every fantasy about the liberated, wicked Western woman with the safety net of basic submissive familiarity.
Bharati Mukherjee quotes: Through my fiction, I make mainstream readers see the new Americans as complex human beings, not as just 'The Other.' Through my fiction, I make mainstream readers see the new Americans as complex human beings, not as just 'The Other.'
Bharati Mukherjee quotes: Love on the decline is hard to tell from love on the rise." [From 'The Lady from Lucknow'] Love on the decline is hard to tell from love on the rise." [From 'The Lady from Lucknow']
Bharati Mukherjee quotes: It's making life important, making a single life important, rather than having a prescription for the global ills which afflict us. It's making life important, making a single life important, rather than having a prescription for the global ills which afflict us.
Bharati Mukherjee quotes: The world is divided between those who stay and those who leave. The world is divided between those who stay and those who leave.
Bharati Mukherjee quotes: What was the function of poetry if not to improve the petty, cautious minds of evasive children? What was the function of poetry if not to improve the petty, cautious minds of evasive children?
Bharati Mukherjee quotes: I have tried very hard as a novelist to say, 'Novels are about individuals and especially larger than life individuals.' I have tried very hard as a novelist to say, 'Novels are about individuals and especially larger than life individuals.'
Bharati Mukherjee quotes: I am a naturalized U.S. citizen, which means that, unlike native-born citizens, I had to prove to the U.S. government that I merited citizenship. I am a naturalized U.S. citizen, which means that, unlike native-born citizens, I had to prove to the U.S. government that I merited citizenship.
Bharati Mukherjee quotes: I feel empowered to be a different kind of writer. The longer I stay here, the more light filters into my work. I feel very American. I belong. I feel empowered to be a different kind of writer. The longer I stay here, the more light filters into my work. I feel very American. I belong.
Bharati Mukherjee quotes: I thought of America as Natalie Wood and Bob Wagner sprawled on the edge of a Hollywood swimming pool biting into the same red apple. I thought of America as Natalie Wood and Bob Wagner sprawled on the edge of a Hollywood swimming pool biting into the same red apple.
Bharati Mukherjee quotes: Rebellion sounded like a lot of fun, but in Calcutta there was nothing to rebel against. Where would it get you? Rebellion sounded like a lot of fun, but in Calcutta there was nothing to rebel against. Where would it get you?
Bharati Mukherjee quotes: Dullness is a kind of luxury. Dullness is a kind of luxury.
Bharati Mukherjee quotes: Humor's the hardest thing to translate. Humor's the hardest thing to translate.