"When you say things like, 'We have to wipe out the Taliban,' what does that mean? The Taliban is not a fixed number of people. The Taliban is an ideology that has sprung out of a history that, you know, America created anyway."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Arundhati Roy 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."Arundhati Roy on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Arundhati Roy 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."Arundhati Roy on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Arundhati Roy on Thomas Jefferson
"Sometimes I think the world is divided into those who have a comfortable relationship with power and those who have a naturally adversarial relationship with power."