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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Datum narození: 1956

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni je spisovatelka, povídkářka, básnířka a esejistka.


„Je zvláštní, kolik druhů lásky můžeme zažít. Je podivné, jak v nás bezdůvodně narůstá.“ Vládkyně koření

„Když máte srdce uzavřené ve skořápce vlastní bolesti, je snadné nemít soucit s jinými.“ Vládkyně koření


„Love comes like lightning, and disappears the same way. If you are lucky, it strikes you right. If not, you'll spend your life yearning for a man you can't have.“ The Palace of Illusions

„Each day has a color, a smell.“ The Mistress of Spices

„I am buoyant and expansive and uncontainable--but I always was so, only I never knew it!“ The Palace of Illusions

„Can't you ever be serious?' I said, mortified.
'It's difficult,' he said. 'There's so little in life that's worth it.“
The Palace of Illusions

„That's how it is sometimes when we plunge into the depths of our lives. No one can accompany us, not even those who would give up their hearts for our happiness.“ Sister of My Heart

„Your childhood hunger is the one that never leaves you.“ The Palace of Illusions


„There was an unexpected freedom in
finding out that one wasn't as important as one had always assumed!“
The Palace of Illusions

„Because ultimately only the witness -- and not the actors -- knows the truth (Vyasa to Draupadi)“ The Palace of Illusions

„Each spice has a special day to it. For turmeric it is Sunday, when light drips fat and butter-colored into the bins to be soaked up glowing, when you pray to the nine planets for love and luck.“ The Mistress of Spices

„The heart itself is beyond control. That is its power, and its weakness.“ The Palace of Illusions


„For men, the softer emotions are always intertwined with power and pride. That was why Karna waited for me to plead with him though he could have stopped my suffering with a single world. That was why he turned on me when I refused to ask for his pity. That was why he incited Dussasan to an action that was against the code of honor by which he lived his life. He knew he would regret it—in his fierce smile there had already been a glint of pain.

But was a woman's heart any purer, in the end?

That was the final truth I learned. All this time I'd thought myself better than my father, better than all those men who inflicted harm on a thousand innocents in order to punish the one man who had wronged them. I'd thought myself above the cravings that drove him. But I, too, was tainted with them, vengeance encoded into my blood. When the moment came I couldn't resist it, no more than a dog can resist chewing a bone that, splintering, makes his mouth bleed.

Already I was storing these lessons inside me. I would use them over the long years of exile to gain what I wanted, no matter what its price.

But Krishna, the slippery one, the one who had offered me a different solace, Krishna with his disappointed eyes—what was the lesson he'd tried to teach?“
The Palace of Illusions

„Expectations are like hidden rocks in your path—all they do is trip you up.“ The Palace of Illusions

„How can I forgive if you are not ready to give up that which caused you to stumble?“ The Mistress of Spices

„She who sows vengeance must reap its bloody fruit.“ The Palace of Illusions

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