Month: August 2021

Quote – Harriet Stowe

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you … never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

– Harriet Beecher Stowe

Quote – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

Quote – Salman Rushdie

I repeat for the last time: to understand me, you’ll have to swallow a world.

– Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children

Quote – James Joyce

I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.

– James Joyce

Quote – Salman Rushdie

The only people who see the whole picture,’ he murmured, ‘are the ones who step out of the frame.

– Salman Rushdie, The Ground Beneath Her Feet

Quote – Milan Kundera

The worth of a human being lies in the ability to extend oneself, to go outside oneself, to exist in and for other people.

– Milan Kundera

Quote – Salman Rushdie

Memory’s truth, because memory has its own special kind. It selects, eliminates, alters, exaggerates, minimizes, glorifies, and vilifies also; but in the end it creates its own reality, its heterogeneous but usually coherent version of events; and no sane human being ever trusts someone else’s version more than his own.

– Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children