"India is a curious place that still preserves the past, religions, and its history. No matter how modern India becomes, it is still very much an old country."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Anita Desai on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Anita Desai on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Anita Desai on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Anita Desai on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Anita Desai on Thomas Jefferson