Anuk Arudpragasam

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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“Things just happen and we have to accept them. Happiness and sadness are for people who can control what happens to them.”
Anuk Arudpragasam, The Story of a Brief Marriage

“What it would be like to be separated from all these things he did not know, he could not envision, but the more he dwelled on it the more he understood that it was not so much fear of being separated that he felt as sadness at the idea of parting.”
Anuk Arudpragasam, The Story of a Brief Marriage

“Perhaps this was why as one grew older one broke down and cried for oneself less, because tears for oneself could only come when one ignored the suffering of everybody else, or pretended at least that it was not significant. As you got older the suffering of others became more difficult to ignore, as you saw more of life and became more a part of the world it became harder to imagine that the pain you faced was unique and in need of special attention, and as a result crying for yourself felt indulgent unless you could pretend that nobody else existed, or that your own pain was different and more exceptional, and to do this perhaps it was easier if you found somewhere to be completely alone.”
Anuk Arudpragasam, The Story of a Brief Marriage

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