Arundhati Roy Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Arundhati Roy quotes, Arundhati Roy sayings, and Arundhati Roy proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

This was the trouble with families. Like invidious doctors, they knew just where it hurt. Arundhati Roy
That's what careless words do. They make people love you a little less. Arundhati Roy
Pity the nation that has to silence its writers for speaking their minds. Arundhati Roy
Indian intellectuals today feel radical when they condemn fundamentalism, but not many people are talking about the links between privatization, globalization, and fundamentalism. Arundhati Roy
Nationalism of one kind or another was the cause of most of the genocide of the twentieth century. Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people's brains and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead. Arundhati Roy
Globalization means standardization. The very rich and the very poor must want the same things, but only the rich can have them. Arundhati Roy
Fascism itself can only be turned away if all those who are outraged by it show a commitment to social justice that equals the intensity of their indignation. Arundhati Roy
Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people’s minds & then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead. Arundhati Roy
Smells, like music, hold memories. She breathed deep, and bottled it up for posterity. Arundhati Roy
Certainly no beast has essayed the boundless, infinitely inventive art of human hatred. No beast can match its range and power. Arundhati Roy
Nationalism of one kind or another was the cause of most of the genocide of the twentieth century. Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people's minds and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead. Arundhati Roy
Fiction is too beautiful to be about just one thing. It should be about everything. Arundhati Roy
In Delhi the cars are getting bigger and sleeker, the hotels are getting posher, the gates are getting higher, and the guards are no longer the old chowkidars, the watchmen, but they are fellows with guns. And yet the poor are packed into every crevice like lice in the city. People don't see that anymore. It's as if you shine a light very brightly in one place, the darkness deepens around. Arundhati Roy
In Kashmir when we wake up and say ‘Good Morning’ what we really mean is ‘Good Mourning’. Arundhati Roy
Making bombs will only destroy us. It doesn't matter whether we use them or not. They will destroy us either way. Arundhati Roy
There are things that can be forgotten. And things that cannot - that sit on dusty shelves like stuffed birds with baleful, sideways staring eyes. Arundhati Roy
There's really no such thing as the 'voiceless'. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” Arundhati Roy
She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in her eyes. Arundhati Roy
Things can change in a day. Arundhati Roy