Akhil Sharma Quotes

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  • To me exposition always contains tenderness. While a dramatized scene is a way of proving and guaranteeing an emotional experience for the reader, exposition assumes that the reader is sophisticated and can see the universal.

    Source: www.guernicamag.com
  • Why do people always think hurting others is all right, as long as they hurt themselves as well?

    Hurt   Thinking   Long  
  • When someone gets a success, and we, too, have done good work and sometimes even better work than the person who has just triumphed, we wonder: Why did success pass me by?

    Done   Sometimes   Wonder  
  • As a human being living one's life, one is more open to relief when there is rain or the expectation of rain. That readiness for hope gets manifested in my stories and that of many other Indian writers.

    Source: therumpus.net
  • Novels should be judged rigorously. Either a book works or it doesn't. The fact that something is true in the real world should not lend authority to it in fiction.

    Real   Book   Facts  
    Source: www.guernicamag.com
  • The little babies are missing their families from their past lives. The babies have old souls and the old souls have to shrink to become little babies. The tears loosen their memories so they can slide away. They cry at the life they have lost, and then they cry at everything they'll forget.

    Baby   Memories   Past  
  • For me, a memoir is nonfiction and nonfiction has to be absolutely true.

    Source: www.guernicamag.com
  • I tend to think that we are all pretty much alike. We all feel despair. We all have problems with relationships. We all become afraid. We all look at others and think these other people are more fortunate than us. Certainly the details of our life are unique. Spending time thinking of how I am different from someone else, however, does not tend to be very productive.

    Source: www.guernicamag.com
  • My parents are deeply pious Hindus.

    Parent   Pious  
  • Intern will resonate not only with doctors, but with anyone who has struggled with the grand question 'What should I do with my life?' In a voice of profound honesty and intelligence, Sandeep Jauhar gives us an insider's look at the medical profession and also a dramatic account of the psychological challenges of early adulthood.

    Honesty   Voice   Doctors  
  • Money is part of how we move through the world, what stores and restaurants we go into, whether we take a train to the airport or a taxi. Describing characters living in the real world requires describing them engaging with money. There are also so many emotional aspects to money - feelings of inadequacy, feelings of security. I am not sure if there needs to be more about money in fiction, but the absence of this aspect can make a story feel somehow frictionless and unreal.

    Real   Moving   Character  
    Source: therumpus.net
  • If anybody reads an Indian newspaper, all these things are obvious, and so I am not breaking news. All I am doing is representing my community as it actually is. Also, I have to assume that readers are sophisticated enough to know that not every person in a community is the same, and so there are many people who would not force an abortion just because a fetus is female. Even within my stories, people hold opposing views.

    Source: therumpus.net
  • Seven years into writing a novel, I started to lose my mind. My thirty-seventh birthday had just come and gone, the end of 2008 was approaching, and I was constantly aware of how little I had managed to accomplish.

    Writing   Years   Mind  
  • It is hard to create a first-person narrator that can be a child and yet is able to take in enough information for the narrative to be legible to the reader.

    Children   Able   Firsts  
    Source: www.guernicamag.com
  • People often need to describe things quickly and so they use a shorthand. The problem is that after they use a label, they begin to think only in terms of the label instead of the totality of the experience a novel provides.

    Thinking   People   Use  
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  • For me, a lot of the humor comes not from innocence but from characters trying to figure out how to get what they need. I don't try to be funny, but am relieved when an opportunity comes up for humor.

    Source: therumpus.net
  • I need to tell the things that are important but which don't make sense in terms of the narrative, things that would destroy symmetry or narrative pace. This is my personal belief about what it means to write nonfiction.

    Source: www.guernicamag.com
  • It's easy when you grow up in fear to act out of fear. I don't want to embrace that fear; I prefer to be kind.

  • It is hard to write about physically difficult things without causing the reader to disengage.

    Source: www.guernicamag.com
  • I can't have composite characters. I can't attribute dialogue to someone based simply on my memory and not based on notes taken at the time that the words were spoken.

    Source: www.guernicamag.com
  • Certainly the details of our life are unique. Spending time thinking of how I am different from someone else, however, does not tend to be very productive.

    Source: www.guernicamag.com
  • Ernest Hemingway has been the most important influence on me as a writer. But at a certain point as a writer, I realized that he was writing about good people doing good things. This did not match my experience of life and so I found my sentences stretching and becoming less plain.

    Source: therumpus.net
  • As a teacher, I can help my students see what is working and not working. I can show them certain solutions. I can guide them to books that will serve as role models. Largely, though, one learns to write almost like developing muscle memory, and this requires years of effort.

    Teacher   Memories   Book  
    Source: therumpus.net
  • The monsoon is such a dominant part of Indian life that it is hard to overstate its importance. One's life completely changes based on the rain. After the monsoon, because the dust settles, one can see further and so it feels like one's eyesight has improved or that one is living in a different country where there is more light.

    Source: therumpus.net
  • Exposition suggests a great trust in the reader, and this expression of trust makes a book feel tender.

    Source: www.guernicamag.com
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