Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Why I Read

University life has its illusions; early adulthood has its own. The former fosters a complacent inertia, a beguiling sense of timelessness; the latter dictates that the sorting out of the self is the most important task in the world. Often, the two coincide and then you feel you have all the time in the world to sort out your self.

- Pankaj Mishra, Butter Chicken in Ludhiana: Travels in Small Town India, at 108.

9 comments:

Sush said...

O.o

Welcome to my current life.

Moares said...

Our current life :)

Sush said...

You are still a student, my child :D

Piper said...

What a line, Sir. The second part sums up my position exactly.

Moares said...

@Piper: It captures an entire phase of our lives beautifully :)

Anonymous said...

You must have a blog on tumblr.com. It is certainly more fun to interact and so much easier for others to find your blog and read your beautiful words :)

Anonymous said...

You are a disciplined writer.

Moares said...

@Anon: Sarcasm duly noted. But I can explain. Neither disciplined, nor a writer. And you must be?

Bohemian said...

Hahahaha ;)