My Story by Kamala Das

“One’s real world is not what is outside him. It is the immeasurable world inside him that is real. Only the one who has decided to travel inwards, will realize that his route has no end.”

Pg. 103, The Psychoanalyst

“Society can well ask me how i became what i became, although born to parents as high-principled as mine were. Ask the books that I read why i changed. Ask the authors dead and alive who communicated with me and gave me the courage to be myself. the books like a mother cow licked the calf of my though into shape and left me to lie at the altar of the world as a sacrificial gift.”

Pg. 147, Penfriends

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Veronica decides to die (Quotes only)

“I want to continue being mad, living my life the way I dream it, and not the way other people want it to be.”

– Zedka to Veronika

“I want to feel the rain on my face, to smile at any man I feel attracted to, to accept all the coffees men might buy for me. I want to kiss my mother, tell her I love her, weep in her lap, unashamed of showing my feelings, because they were always there even though I hid them.”

– Veronika to Dr. Igor

“An awareness of death encourages us to live more intensely.”

Title of the last chapter of Dr.Igor’s thesis