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“The world's most sensible person and the biggest idiot both stay within us. The worst part is, you can't even tell who is who.”
Chetan Bhagat, 2 States: The Story of My Marriage
“Pretty girls behave best when you ignore them. Of course, they have to know you are ignoring them, for otherwise they may not even know you exist.”
Chetan Bhagat, 2 States: The Story of My Marriage
“Jealousy is a rather enjoyable emotion to watch.”
Chetan Bhagat, 2 States: The Story of My Marriage
“Disappointment will come when your effort does not give you the expected return. If things don’t go as planned or if you face failure. Failure is extremely difficult to handle, but those that do come out stronger. What did this failure teach me? is the question you will need to ask. You will feel miserable. You will want to quit, like I wanted to when nine publishers rejected my first book. Some IITians kill themselves over low grades – how silly is that? But that is how much failure can hurt you. But it’s life. If challenges could always be overcome, they would cease to be a challenge. And remember – if you are failing at something, that means you are at your limit or potential. And that’s where you want to be.
Disappointment’ s cousin is Frustration, the second storm. Have you ever been frustrated? It happens when things are stuck. This is especially relevant in India. From traffic jams to getting that job you deserve, sometimes things take so long that you don’t know if you chose the right goal. After books, I set the goal of writing for Bollywood, as I thought they needed writers. I am called extremely lucky, but it took me five years to get close to a release. Frustration saps excitement, and turns your initial energy into something negative, making you a bitter person. How did I deal with it? A realistic assessment of the time involved – movies take a long time to make even though they are watched quickly, seeking a certain enjoyment in the process rather than the end result – at least I was learning how to write scripts, having a side plan – I had my third book to write and even something as simple as pleasurable distractions in your life – friends, food, travel can help you overcome it. Remember, nothing is to be taken seriously. Frustration is a sign somewhere, you took it too seriously.”
Chetan Bhagat
“Why should any guy want to be only friends with a girl? It’s like agreeing to be near a chocolate cake and never eat it. It’s like sitting in a racing car but not driving it.”
Chetan Bhagat, 2 States: The Story of My Marriage
“Life is not to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a pre-paid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up? It’s ok, bunk a few classes, goof up a few interviews, fall in love. We are people, not programmed devices.”
Chetan Bhagat
“How can such scary looking parents create something so cute?”
Chetan Bhagat, 2 States: The Story of My Marriage
“Love? I need a lot of love."
Of course you do. Everyone does. It's funny that we never say it. It's OK to scream, 'I'm starving' in public if you are hungry; it's OK to make a fuss and say, 'I'm so sleepy', if you are tired; but somehow we cannot say, 'I need some more love.' Why can't we say it? It's just as basic a need."
- ONE NIGHT @ THE CALL CENTER Chapter 36 pages 293-4”
Chetan Bhagat, One Night at the Call Center
tags: love
“When a woman comes into your life, things organize themselves.”
Chetan Bhagat, 2 States: The Story of My Marriage
“The word “future” and females is a dangerous combination.”
Chetan Bhagat, 2 States: The Story of My Marriage
“Don't be serious, be sincere.”
Chetan Bhagat, Revolution 2020: Love, Corruption, Ambition
“From biscuit to brides, if there is anything their children really want, parents have a problem.”
Chetan Bhagat, 2 States: The Story of My Marriage
“I’ve told you the four thunderstorms – disappointment, frustration, unfairness and isolation. You cannot avoid them, as like the monsoon they will come into your life at regular intervals. You just need to keep the raincoat handy to not let the spark die”
Chetan Bhagat
tags: spark
“The pretty girl is always right.”
Chetan Bhagat, 2 States: The Story of My Marriage
“Rules, after all, are only made so you can work around them”
Chetan Bhagat, 2 States: The Story of My Marriage
“A 'very good friend' is a dangerous category with Indian girls. From here you can either make fast progress or if you play it wrong, you can go down to the lowest category invented by the Indian women ever - rakhi brother. Rakhi brother really means 'you can talk to me, but don't even freaking think about anything else you bore'.”
Chetan Bhagat, The 3 Mistakes of My Life
“A wise man can be a fool in love.”
Chetan Bhagat
“Nothing soothes an upset Punjabi like dairy products.”
Chetan Bhagat, 2 States: The Story of My Marriage
“The world’s most sensible person and the biggest idiot both stay within you. The worst part is you can’t even tell who is who.”
Chetan Bhagat, 2 States: The Story of My Marriage
“Sometimes life is not about what u want to do but what u ought to do”
Chetan Bhagat, Revolution 2020: Love, Corruption, Ambition
“Finally, the last point that can kill your spark is Isolation. As you grow older you will realize you are unique. When you are little, all kids want Ice cream and Spiderman. As you grow older to college, you still are a lot like your friends. But ten years later and you realize you are unique. What you want, what you believe in, what makes you feel, may be different from even the people closest to you. This can create conflict as your goals may not match with others. And you may drop some of them. Basketball captains in college invariably stop playing basketball by the time they have their second child. They give up something that meant so much to them. They do it for their family. But in doing that, the spark dies. Never, ever make that compromise. Love yourself first, and then others.”
Chetan Bhagat
“She had perfect features, with her eye, nose, lips, and ears the right size and in right places. That is all it takes to make people beautiful, normal body parts – yet why does nature mess it up so many times?”
Chetan Bhagat, 2 States: The Story of My Marriage
tags: humor
“Sometimes in your life you just meet someone or hear something that nudges you on the right path. And that becomes the best advice. It could just be a bit of commonsense said in a way that resonates with something in you. It's nothing new, but because it connects with you it holds meaning for you.”
Chetan Bhagat, 2 States: The Story of My Marriage
“When we choose a mobile network, do we check whether Airtel or Vodafone belong to a particular caste? No, we simply choose the provider based on the best value or service. Then why do we vote for somebody simply because he belongs to the same caste as us?”
Chetan Bhagat, What Young India Wants
“Forgiving doesn't make the person who hurt you feel better, it makes you feel better.”
Chetan Bhagat, 2 States: The Story of My Marriage
“Stupid people go to college but"smart people own them"....”
Chetan Bhagat, Revolution 2020: Love, Corruption, Ambition
“Certificates from top US universities adorned the walls like tiger head in a hunter’s home.”
Chetan Bhagat, 2 States: The Story of My Marriage
tags: humor
“The world's most funniest and easiest thing is to give an advice...”
Chetan Bhagat
“...but I guess it's better for people to shut up rather than rather than say something nasty.
-ONE NIGHT @ THE CALL CENTER Chapter 1 page 22”
Chetan Bhagat
“preety girls behave best when you ignore them”
Chetan Bhagat

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