Pearls of Wisdom

Chitra Divakaruni

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is one of my favorite writers, particularly the sensitive portrayal of women in her novels wins me over. A few of my favorite quotes:

1. “A dream is a telegram from the hidden world.” Queen of Dreams

2. “The dream is not a drug but a way. Listen to where it can take you” Queen of Dreams

3. “Everyone breathes in air, but it’s a wise person who knows when to use that air to speak and when to exhale in silence” Queen of Dreams

4. “Tomorrow is another day. I have got plenty of things to worry about right now” Sister of My Heart

5. “When we turn away from one desire, we must find another to cleave to with all our strength or else we die” Sister of My Heart

6. “Each day has a color, a smell” Mistress of Spices

7. “She lifts a bowl of kheer and her thoughts, fluttering like dusty sparrows in a brown back alley, turn a sudden kingfisher blue” Mistress of Spices

8. “Don’t create snakes out of ropes” Mistress of Spices

9. “For men, softer emotions are always intertwined with power and pride” Palace of Illusions


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