36 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Aravind Adiga That Will Help You Find The White Tiger In You

We all have noticed at least once in our lives that the gap between the rich and the poor is constantly increasing and we do not see even a bleak chance that this gap will ever lessen.

Aravind Adiga who has gifted the world with ‘The White Tiger’ has talked about this stark difference between the growing economy of India and the poor in a very articulate manner. This was the first novel from his literary treasure and it has earned him the Man Booker Prize award in 2008.

Within a year, his second book ‘Between the Assassinations’ was published and when asked about why and how he published two novels back-to-back, he answered that these two books are actually interlinked, and even the stories have developed from one another.

Between the Assassinations, talks about the political unrest which was prevalent in India in between 1984-91, the years when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated, followed by the assassination of her son and successor Rahul Gandhi.

Adiga has vivid memories of those times and recounting the day when Indira Gandhi was killed, he says that all schools were shut.

That was the first time his father had gone to his school to pick him, in order to make sure that he reaches home safely. He was around 10 years old at that time and this imprint of the day and the events which followed, led him to write this book. This also shaped his views which are reflected in his quotes. Read on to enrich your thinking.

See, the poor dream all their lives of getting enough to eat and looking like the rich. And what do the rich dream of?? Losing weight and looking like the poor.

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

The moment you recognize what is beautiful in this world, you stop being a slave

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

I was looking for the key for years But the door was always open

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

It's amazing. The moment you show cash, everyone knows your language.

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

The story of a poor man's life is written on his body, in a sharp pen.

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

Strange thoughts brew in your heart when you spend too much time with old books

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

You ask 'Are you a man or a demon?' Neither, I say. I have woken up, and the rest of you are sleeping, and that is the only difference between us.

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

Neither you nor I speak English, but there are some things that can be said only in English.

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

Let animals live like animals let humans live like humans. That's my whole philosophy in a sentence.

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

If only a man could spit his past out so easily.

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

A White Tiger keeps no friends. It's too dangerous.

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

Nothing can stop a living thing that wants to be free

- Last Man in Tower, Aravind Adiga

You can't expect a man in a dung heap to smell sweet.

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

A man's past keeps growing, even when his future has come to a full stop.

- Last Man in Tower, Aravind Adiga

The trustworthiness of servants is the basis of the entire Indian economy.

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

...the future of the world lies with the yellow man and the brown man now that our erstwhile master, the white-skinned man, has wasted himself through buggery, cell phone usage, and drug abuse

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

Do we loathe our masters behind a facade of love - or do we love them behind a facade of loathing?

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

But isn't it likely that everyone in this world...has killed someone or other on their way to the top?...All I wanted was a chance to be a man--and for that, one murder is enough.

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

Inconvenience in progress, work is regretted.

- Last Man in Tower, Aravind Adiga

In terms of formal education, I may somewhat lacking. I never finished school. I am a self-taught entrepreneur, that's the best kind there is, trust me

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

In a socialistic economy, the small businessman has to be a thief to prosper.

- Last Man in Tower, Aravind Adiga

The Rooster Coop was doing its work. Servants have to keep other servants from becoming innovators, experimenters or entrepreneurs. The coop is guarded from the inside.

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

But without a family, a man is nothing.

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

When it comes to work - hurry, hurry, hurry. When it comes to payment - delay, delay, delay. Caste, religion, family background nothing. Talent everything.

- Last Man in Tower, Aravind Adiga

Who would have thought, Mr. Jiabao, that of this whole family, the lady with the short skirt would be the one with a conscience?

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

We may not have sewage, drinking water, and Olympic gold medals, but we do have democracy.

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

He can read and write, but he doesn't get what he's read. He's half-baked. The country is full of people like him, I'll tell you that. And we entrust our glourious parliamentary democracy

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

Any good society survives on a circulation of favours.

- Last Man in Tower, Aravind Adiga

Entrepreneurs are made from half-baked clay.

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

It's true that all these gods seem to do awfully little work - much like our politicians - and yet keep winning re-election to their golden thrones in heaven year after year.

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

But I complain about the police the way the rich complain not the way the poor complain. The difference is everything.

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

I am not an original thinker&mdashbut I am an original listener.)

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

You were looking for the key for years, but the door was always open.

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

Sardonic, seriocomic saga of the plight of India's poor.

- Aravind Adiga

I am a self-taught entrepreneur. Thats the best kind there is, trust me.

- The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga

I was never born and I will never die I do not hurt and cannot be hurt I am invincible, immortal, indestructible.

- Aravind Adiga

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