Inspirational & Lively Quotes from REVOLUTION 2020 – Chetan Bhagat

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Cover of Chetan Bhagat's Revolution 2020 Novel
Cover of Chetan Bhagat’s Revolution 2020 Novel

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

One stupid exam, half a dozen mistakes in multiple-choice problems changes your life forever.

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.

A few jabs at the heart are better than a complete nervous breakdown. pp 88

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

That’s what human relationships are about – selective sharing and hiding of information to the point of crazy confusion. pp 184

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

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18 Comments

  1. Abhishek says

    it was one of a kind book, i have never been that attached to a character in a story as I was with Gopal in Revolution 2020. Though I really missed the happy ending that two states had.

  2. Ansul says

    awesome,thnx
    im going to read this book now

  3. RameshShrestha says

    Nice collection of Chetan Bhagat quotes, I like the inclusion of page no.

  4. Arya das says

    Indian youthinte jeevitham chethante kayyilirikkumbol njan engane avane pranayikkathirikkum?

  5. Aamir says

    one more quote that i really liked from the book was:
    ”Regret : Now this feeling has to be one of the biggest manufacturing defects in humans.”

    1. Ekendra says

      Thank you Aamir, this novel has really got so many good quotes.

  6. rahul says

    this book has a bad ending…it has played with the emotion of people.By the way i think revolution can never be justified at the cost of somebodys love…

    1. Ekendra says

      Rahul, I agree with you in full. I asked Mr Chetan Bhagat personally regarding the justification at the end of the novel, however he decline to give me any reasons. On a different note, Some other friends even has said that Mr Bhagat can be a good bollywood script writer.

  7. Vishal_tiwari says

    Are you relly thinking that it was a great end of this novel .  please comment from heart not from mind

  8. Starting Revolution with Double-decked eyes : Paradoxical | EkendraOnLine.com

    […] Life’s what they call it: It is 5am in Indira Gandhi Int’l airport. Date is October 23rd, Sunday, 2011. And I haven’t slept for last 2 days. Life has taken a quick and totally unexpected turning in these few days – while that is an another story in entirety I try to accumulate what are fighting and crying on my phrenal cortex and peripheral muscular blood vessels right now. (Please read the follow up article about quotes and dialogues from R2020 here.) […]

  9. Pallavi Roychowdhury says

    all the quotes are so relevant ……… and touch the heart …… wonderful indeed !

  10. Rajesh A says

    I never studied anything that seriously in my entire life till date as I have read all his books. May be I am looking at life through his books.
    I connect to the characters in such a way that i never want the book to end.

    Well done Chetan Sir, waiting for the next…..

  11. nikhil says

    some more:
    It’s amazing to be in love only when the other person loves u back.

    Life is a bitch when the only women u can think of belongs to someone else.

  12. luzan says

    Nice collection of Quotes from Chetan Bhagat, you have collected them beautifully

  13. shivani rajput says

    Its really, amazing and insipiral quotion…..I really want to learn from this….

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