Gregory David Roberts quotes

  • Sometimes we love with nothing more than hope. Sometimes we cry with everything except tears.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Life #Tears #Sometimes

  • There are no mistakes. Only new paths to explore.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Mistake #Path #Shantaram

  • A man has to find a good woman, and when he finds her he has to win her love. then he has to earn her respect. then he has to cherish her trust. and then he has to, like, go on doing that for as long as they live. Until they both die. That's what it's all about. That's the most important thing in the world. That's what a man is, Yaar. A man is truly a man when he wins the love of a good woman, earns her respect, and keeps her trust. Until you do that, you're not a man.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Men #Winning #Long

  • Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we can never know which one is which until we’ve loved them, left them, or fought them.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Teacher #Fate #Great Love

  • The choice you make, between hating and forgiving, can become the story of your life.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Hate #Choices #Forgiving

  • Fate always gives you two choices, the one you should take, and the one you do
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Fate #Two #Giving

  • I don't know what frightens me more, the power that crushes us, or our endless ability to endure it.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Crush #Powerful #Endless

  • There is no man, and no place, without war. The only thing we can do is choose a side, and fight. That is the only choice we get - who we fight for, who we fight against. That is life.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #War #Fighting #Men

  • You know the difference between news and gossip, don't you? News tells you what people did. Gossip tells you how much they enjoyed it.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Differences #People #Gossip

  • The past reflects eternally between two mirrors -the bright mirror of words and deeds, and the dark one, full of things we didn't do or say.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Dark #Past #Mirrors

  • when you judge the power that is in a person, you must judge their capacities as both friend and as enemy.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Judging #Enemy #Capacity

  • Friendship is something that gets harder to understand, every damn year of my life.Friendship is like a kind of algebra test that nobody passes. In my worst moods, I think the best you can say is that a friend is anyone you don't despise.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Thinking #Years #Tests

  • There's a kind of luck that's not much more than being in the right place at the right time, a kind of inspiration that's not much more than doing the right thing in the right way, and both only really happen to you when you empty your heart of ambition, purpose, and plan; when you give yourself, completely, to the golden, fate-filled moment.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Inspiration #Heart #Ambition

  • The best revenge, like the best sex, is performed slowly, and with the eyes open.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Sex #Revenge #Eye

  • Luck is what happens to you when fate gets tired of waiting
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Tired #Fate #Waiting

  • you can't kill love. you can't even kill it with hate. you can kill in-love, and loving, and even loveliness. you can kill them all, or numb them into dense, leaden regret, but you can't kill love itself. love is the passionate search for a truth other than your own; and once you feel it, honestly and completely, love is forever. every act of love, every moment of the heart reaching out, is a part of the universal good: it's a part of God, or what we call God, and it can never die.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Regret #Hate #Love You

  • Food is music to the body, music is food to the heart.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Heart #Body #Shantaram

  • Be true to love where ever you find it, and be true to yourself and everything that you really are.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Be True To Yourself #True To Yourself #Being True

  • Sometimes you break your heart in the right way, if you know what I mean.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Happiness #Heartbreak #Heartbroken

  • While I was chained to a wall and being tortured, I realized, through the screaming of my mind, that even in that shackled, bloody helplessness, I was still free: free to hate the men who were torturing me, or to forgive them. It doesn't sound like much, I know. But in the flinch and bite of the chain, when it's all you've got, that freedom is a universe of possibility. And the choice you make between hating and forgiving, can become the story of your life.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Wall #Hate #Men

  • every human heart beat is a universe of possibilities.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Heart #Possibility #Beats

  • Heroes only come in three kinds:dead, damaged or dubious.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Hero #Dubious #Three

  • And money, if the pile gets high enough, is something like a big political party: it does as much harm as it does good, it puts too much power in too few hands, and the closer you come to it the dirtier you get.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Party #Hands #Political

  • I think that it is a part of growing up, learning to control our suffering. I think that when we grow up, and learn that happiness is rare, and passes quickly, we become disillusioned and hurt. And how much we suffer is a mark of how much we have been hurt by this realisation. Suffering, you see, is a kind of anger. We rage against the unfairness, the injustice of our sad and sorry lot.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Hurt #Growing Up #Sorry

  • But in a way you can say that after leaving the sea, after all those millions of years of living inside of the sea, we took the ocean with us. When a woman makes a baby, she gives it water, inside her body, to grow in. That water inside her body is almost exactly the same as the water of the sea. It is salty, by just the same amount. She makes a little ocean, in her body. And not only this. Our blood and our sweating, they are both salty, almost exactly like the water from the sea is salty. We carry oceans inside of us, in our blood and our sweat. And we are crying the oceans, in our tears.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Baby #Ocean #Blood

  • Love is the opposite of power. That's why we fear it so much.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Love Is #Opposites

  • The world is run by one million evil men, ten million stupid men, and a hundred million cowards.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Running #Stupid #Men

  • There's no heart like the Indian heart.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Heart

  • Slowly, desolately, the fist of what we'd done unclenched the clawed palm of what we'd become.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Done #Fists #Palms

  • I know now that when the loving, honest moment comes it should be seized, and spoken, because it may never come again. And unvoiced, unmoving, unlived in the things we declare form heart to heart, those true and real feelings wither and crumble in the remembering hand that tries too late to reach for them.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Real #Heart #Hands

  • Every life, every love, every action and feeling and thought has its reason and significance: its beginning, and the part it plays in the end. Sometimes, we do see.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Play #Feelings #Action

  • If we can't respect the way we earn it, money has no value. If we can't use it to make life better for our families and loved ones, money has no purpose.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Purpose #Use #Way

  • The most precious gift you can bring to your lover is your suffering.
    -- Gregory David Roberts

    #Suffering #Lovers