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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Quotes from Nishat Fatima's Seriously, Sitara?



I picked ‘Seriously Sitara’ without much expectation. But it won my heart so much that I have already read it a few times. And it has landed in one of my favorites list just like Almost Single. 

Some quotes from the book:

"Fear could make people act very uncharacteristically." ~~ Nishat Fatima (Book: Seriously, Sitara?)


"If you really like somebody, you like the way they look." ~~ Nishat Fatima (Book: Seriously, Sitara?)


"Scoring victory over your boss should be recommended as a cure for the blues." ~~ Nishat Fatima (Book: Seriously, Sitara?)


"The one thing I've realized over the years is that most people, consciously or unconsciously, are ashamed to like Bollywood. They may watch it but they also look down upon it. Especially in the educated circles." ~~ Nishat Fatima (Book: Seriously, Sitara?)


"Once you'd written poetry for a girl and recorded mushy love songs for Valentine's Day, you could never quite regain the upper hand." ~~ Nishat Fatima (Book: Seriously, Sitara?)


"Where was an author when you needed one? At all other times, they were just tumbling out of the woodwork." ~~ Nishat Fatima (Book: Seriously, Sitara?)


"What was the point in knowing, somebody else had figured out your fears when you couldn't do anything about it." ~~ Nishat Fatima (Book: Seriously, Sitara?)


"Risks are only worth taking if there's a chance of success." ~~ Nishat Fatima (Book: Seriously, Sitara?)


"All relationships are a risk. You have to be willing to take it." ~~ Nishat Fatima (Book: Seriously, Sitara?)


"If you can always see the success, you're not risking enough. The bigger the chance of success, the bigger the risk. And you know, even if you fail, it's worth it. Because at you will have tried. This safe, boring path you're on won't get you anything." ~~ Nishat Fatima (Book: Seriously, Sitara?)


"Some gestures were only foolish, not brave, and standing about wanting to be hit definitely fell in the former category." ~~ Nishat Fatima (Book: Seriously, Sitara?)


"Pride was a funny thing. It was useless and self-defeating, but one always gave in to it." ~~ Nishat Fatima (Book: Seriously, Sitara?)


"Why stop at spreading one story a day when you could spread two? Especially when there was the possibility of causing trouble in paradise---" ~~ Nishat Fatima (Book: Seriously, Sitara?)


"A large part of the news media likes to sensationalize events. They'll take one speck of gossip and turn it into primetime news. And the Bollywood is more likely to get that sort of treatment than anybody else." ~~ Nishat Fatima (Book: Seriously, Sitara?)


"Time was not of essence when hair has to be teased into the right shape, the right dress figured and the right make-up put on. It was like being on a shoot but without the sense of purpose and no appreciable end in sight." ~~ Nishat Fatima (Book: Seriously, Sitara?)


"There was a time and place for everything and there was no place for conversation on Monday mornings. Not before first cup of coffee." ~~ Nishat Fatima (Book: Seriously, Sitara?)


"How was it that mobile phones always found themselves in places that was furthest away from you when they rang?" ~~ Nishat Fatima (Book: Seriously, Sitara?)


"When you tell the world you got dumped without any ostensible reason, they look for reasons in you. They make them up. They don't laugh at it. They do if they have the slightest sense of humour. If they don't, you shouldn't waste your time on them." ~~ Nishat Fatima (Book: Seriously, Sitara?)


"All actors might be used to nutters; that didn't mean they had to encourage them." ~~ Nishat Fatima (Book: Seriously, Sitara?)


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Hope you enjoyed reading this collection of quotes!