Romesh Gunesekera Quotes

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Romesh Gunesekera quotes: For me, there is urgency in fiction, even though writing is, in itself, an act against the corrosiveness of time. For me, there is urgency in fiction, even though writing is, in itself, an act against the corrosiveness of time.
Romesh Gunesekera quotes: A passenger on a road journey is in the hands of a driver; a reader embarking on a book is in the hands of a narrator. A passenger on a road journey is in the hands of a driver; a reader embarking on a book is in the hands of a narrator.
Romesh Gunesekera quotes: Sure, cricket on a beach on the isle of Jura is different from a Test match in a stadium in Galle, 6000 miles away, despite the sea air. Sure, cricket on a beach on the isle of Jura is different from a Test match in a stadium in Galle, 6000 miles away, despite the sea air.
Romesh Gunesekera quotes: Sri Lankans of every kind, overwhelmingly the poorest, have been bombed by one side or the other for decades. Sri Lankans of every kind, overwhelmingly the poorest, have been bombed by one side or the other for decades.
Romesh Gunesekera quotes: Most childhoods are full of anxiety, but that tends to get smoothed over, so you have a sense of nostalgia. Most childhoods are full of anxiety, but that tends to get smoothed over, so you have a sense of nostalgia.
Romesh Gunesekera quotes: I don't think there ever will be a biopic on me! I would much like some of my books to be made into films. I don't think there ever will be a biopic on me! I would much like some of my books to be made into films.
Romesh Gunesekera quotes: Artists can help re-imagine a conflict and start a dialogue. Artists can help re-imagine a conflict and start a dialogue.
Romesh Gunesekera quotes: When I was growing up, I don't think I knew any other child who had been out of Sri Lanka. When I was growing up, I don't think I knew any other child who had been out of Sri Lanka.
Romesh Gunesekera quotes: Whether it is better to forget and let wounds heal or remember and learn from the past is a crucial question for all of us, wherever we are. Whether it is better to forget and let wounds heal or remember and learn from the past is a crucial question for all of us, wherever we are.
Romesh Gunesekera quotes: The most appealing side-effect of Sri Lankan cricket from where I stand, shuffling words, has been linguistic. The most appealing side-effect of Sri Lankan cricket from where I stand, shuffling words, has been linguistic.
Romesh Gunesekera quotes: An aircraft cabin is a place that seems to be nowhere, but I find it steeped in the place left behind and the place ahead. An aircraft cabin is a place that seems to be nowhere, but I find it steeped in the place left behind and the place ahead.
Romesh Gunesekera quotes: At 16, I started reading trashy stuff, anything slightly naughty and risque. At 16, I started reading trashy stuff, anything slightly naughty and risque.
Romesh Gunesekera quotes: I must believe that in words we will find what in fury we cannot. I must believe that in words we will find what in fury we cannot.
Romesh Gunesekera quotes: I want to keep an inner life alive and, with luck, somebody else's, too. I want to keep an inner life alive and, with luck, somebody else's, too.
Romesh Gunesekera quotes: My writing has been shaped by the three countries - Sri Lanka, the Philippines and England - I have lived in. My writing has been shaped by the three countries - Sri Lanka, the Philippines and England - I have lived in.
Romesh Gunesekera quotes: The old idea that you grow wiser as you get older, and you learn from your elders, is actually completely wrong. The old idea that you grow wiser as you get older, and you learn from your elders, is actually completely wrong.
Romesh Gunesekera quotes: You might want to write 'War and Peace,' but that might not be who you are. You might be better off with nursery rhymes. You might want to write 'War and Peace,' but that might not be who you are. You might be better off with nursery rhymes.
Romesh Gunesekera quotes: I don't think I knew I would be a writer. I wanted to become a writer, and I tried to write. I don't think I knew I would be a writer. I wanted to become a writer, and I tried to write.
Romesh Gunesekera quotes: We live in a world which is changing very fast. What seems contemporary now will be historical in two years. We live in a world which is changing very fast. What seems contemporary now will be historical in two years.
Romesh Gunesekera quotes: Writing is incredibly important to me as a way of handling the world, understanding how it works. Writing is incredibly important to me as a way of handling the world, understanding how it works.
Romesh Gunesekera quotes: I believe if a sentence is to retain its strength over time, it needs to be carefully made. I believe if a sentence is to retain its strength over time, it needs to be carefully made.