A week ago, I wrote Starting Revolution with Double-decked eyes : Paradoxical, Revolution 2020: Love. Corruption. Ambition is the latest going-to-be-hit book by Chetan Bhagat – the biggest-selling English language novelist in India’s history (as quoted by The New York Times.) And all of my predictions of that article has come true, and maybe this would be the last book of Chetan which I read. So, I din’t dare to write a review of it. You can’t hurt yourself more knowing it would – atleast you know it, even tho’ you can’t act upon.
‘Once upon a time, in small-town India, there lived two intelligent boys.
One wanted to use his intelligence to make money.
One wanted to use his intelligence to create a revolution.
The problem was, they both loved the same girl.’
Here are inspirational and lively quotes from Revolution 2020, mostly love and ambition centric; and pointed-towards-girl’s nature and human behavior. Page no. follows these awesome, quotations from Chetan Bhagat’s Revolution 2020.
Love makes us do stupid things. pp 5
If I live, I want to enjoy. If I die, who cares?
Successful people don’t have friends.
Even expensive whiskies can be harmful. pp 7
Why couldn’t god make six-packs a default standard in all males? Did we have to store fat in silliest places? pp 25
Sometimes, life plays cruel jokes on you. pp 30
Telling your parents you’ve failed at something is harder than the actual failure. pp 31
When people achieve something, they become self-obsessed. pp 40
Why do girls send confusing signals? She had rebuffed me on the boat the other day. Yet she comes to shop with me for boring clothes hangers and doesn’t let me pay. She calls me three times a day to check if I’ve had my meals. Does she care for me or not? pp44
Since my favorite hobby was wasting time, I spent the afternoon comparing the brochures. pp 56
When girls are hiding something, they start speaking like boys and use expressions like ‘cool’. pp 67
If someone stalls you on a chat, every minute seems like an hour.
Girls have no idea what effect their wavering has on boys. pp 73
A girl’s ‘I’m Fine’, especially with capital F, is like an ‘iceberg ahead’ sign for a ship.
I hate her. But I miss her. pp 79
Losers don’t get things easily. Marks, ranks, girls – nothing is easy for us.
Losers, even if they do not have a brain, have a heart. pp 102
When you screw up someone’s life, the least you can do is leave the person alone. pp 105
Varanasi is probably the only city on earth where Death is a tourist attraction. pp 109
Stupid people go to college. Smart people own them. pp 120
Why did we grow up? Things were so much simpler earlier. pp 122
Politicians can multitask better than most people. pp 123
Making lots of money is not passion, is an ambition instead.
It is amazing to be in love. A feeling even better than passion. pp 150
It is amazing how the brain will connect one thought to another until it gets to where it wants to be. pp 159
Practical enough to leave the people who do the funny stuff alone. pp 170
Old friends are old friends. Boyfriends and all are fine, but they never understand you like old friends can. pp 173
Girls can handle simultaneous multi-topic conversations with ease.
Girls don’t like reality that much. Or practical questions. pp 198
Sometimes your heart can lead you to a dead end.
How can god give girls so much power? How can they turn productive, busy and ambitious men into a wilting mass of uselessness. pp 204
Power is not an apple that falls from a tree into your lap. Power has to be snatched from people who already have it. Che Guevera, pp 205
Money, status and power – however evil people may say these are – get you respect in life. pp 207
Girls can come up with the simplest of messages that have the most complex meanings. pp 208
How can girls pretend that nothing happened? Do they erase stuff from their brains, brush it aside, or are they just good actors? pp 210
Girls cannot be understood. pp 225
In every relationship, there is a weaker person and there is a stronger person. The weaker person is the one who needs the other person more. pp 226
Power-driven societies resemble animal societies. ‘”Might is right” is the rule of the jungle and applies to beasts. And beasts do not progress, humans so. pp 244
Sometimes losers get ahead in life. Never forget that.
Politicians, businessman and educationist – power, money and respect – perfect combination. pp 256
Maybe that innocent, good part of us never dies – we just trample upon it for a while. pp 267
Sometimes life isn’t about what you want to do, but what you ought to do. pp 268
Life may not offer you the same chance twice. pp 269