"I always knew who I was and where I had come from. I was not looking for a home in other people's lands."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."V. S. Naipaul on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."V. S. Naipaul on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."V. S. Naipaul on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."V. S. Naipaul on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."V. S. Naipaul on Robert Frost
"The writer is all alone."
"If you write a novel alone you sit and you weave a little narrative. And it's O.K., but it's of no account."
"What was past was past. I suppose that was the general attitude."
"The reason is that they define how I have gone about my business. I have trusted to intuition. I did it at the beginning. I do it even now. I have no idea how things might turn out, where in my writing I might go next."
"I went to India and met some people who had been involved in this guerrilla business, middle-class people who were rather vain and foolish. There was no revolutionary grandeur to it. Nothing."