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Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew by Shehan Karunatilaka
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“If a liar tells you he is lying, is he telling the truth.”
Shehan Karunatilaka, Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew
“Sports can unite worlds, tear down walls and transcend race, the past, and all probability. Unlike life, sport matters.”
Shehan Karunatilaka, Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew
“When a New Zealand journo, with a nose resembling the beak of his national bird, asked me why Lankans have long names, I told him I would rather have a long name than a long nose. He replied he'd rather have a long you-know-what. Such is the insightful cricketing analysis that goes on in the press box.”
Shehan Karunatilaka, Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew
“I know now that doors open as quickly as they close. That nothing very good or very bad lasts for very long.”
Shehan Karunatilaka, Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew
“There is little point to anything. In a thousand years, grass will have grown over all our cities. Nothing of anything will matter.”
Shehan Karunatilaka, Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew
“Throughout my life, even when times were tough, I never stopped buying books. Or, come to think of it, booze. My library is dusty and well stocked. My liver is well worn.”
Shehan Karunatilaka, Chinaman
“I have no idea what the song is about, but at least it does not sound like furniture falling down stairs”
Shehan Karunatilaka, Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew
tags: humor
“While it is possible to be competent with both hands in a given activity, ambidexterity works on the jack-of-all-trades, master-of-jack principle.”
Shehan Karunatilaka, The Legend of Pradeep Mathew: A Novel