113 Chetan Bhagat Quotes

Don't be serious, be sincere
The pretty girl is always right
India has a warped sense of diversity
Disappointments cousin is Frustration
I come from the land of a billion sparks
Striving for that next level is important
One thing guys know is when to shut up
The final results have been stupendous
No one is ever going to pay me for my looks
I think that only means that he is tone deaf
There will be some people luckier than you
You will feel miserable. You will want to quit
Kind? This is Disco, not Mother Teresa's home
Jealousy is a rather enjoyable emotion to watch
Friends, food and travel can help you overcome it
I'd rather fly and crash, than just snuggle and sleep
Just getting better from current levels feels good
That's historical facts, and who can argue against that?
That was reality and as is often the case, reality sucks
It is obviously a trick question. I chose not to answer it
How can you know girls so well. Even better than girls?
Some kill themselves over low grades, how silly is that?
Finally, the last point that can kill your spark is Isolation
As an organiser, I could do little till he ended his speech
When elders are talking, younger ones should stay silent
As I said sir, no one is perfect. Apart from google of course
Figuring out women is harder than topping a ManPro Quiz
Girls handbags have enough to make a survival kit for Antarctica
He was here with bandages and all. He was passionate about this
One last thing about nurturing the spark, don't take life seriously
It is a complex matter and requires a more sophisticated response
I suspect he was never young, was just born straight forty years old
How did I deal with it? A realistic assessment of the time involved
What did this failure teach me? is the question you will need to ask
The government's own allies won't let important decisions being taken
Movies take a long time to make even though they are watched quickly
Earlier it used to be religion and politics, now it's spirituality and politics
The aspirations of next generation is simple. Job, Girl and a Social Status
Spare a moment for all newsholics who will now suffer withdrawal symptoms
Failure is extremely difficult to handle, but those that do come out stronger
If challenges could always be overcome, they would cease to be a challenge
Girls are beautiful, let's face it, and life is quite, quite worthless without them
I may not be a great surgeon, but the one little heart I have, I have given to you
I mean, I am no great thinker or anything but sometimes one does listen in class
People whose spark has faded too much are dull, dejected, aimless and bitter
If someone gave me the choice to go back in time, I will surely choose college
Only women think there is a reason to thank people if they listen to them
People like him think that they are god's gift to the world. What's worse, they are
I also find his comment about women writers condescending and grossly general
Theaters are the opposite of class lectures, the front row is where the action is
Let's be grateful for what we have and get the strength to accept what we don't
I have so much love from my readers that other writers cannot even imagine
I hope that ten years later as well, your eyes will shine the same way as they do today
What scientific basis do you have to say that homosexuality is a disease? It's nonsense
All of us needed time to rest. And we had time, four months of it, to take all the rest in the world
Alok and Ryan gave me all assignments which I copied and their notes which I photocopied
To nurture, always have goals. It is human nature to strive, improve and achieve full potential
Every time Naipaul comes to India and talks about the country, he puts his big foot in his mouth
I completely stand by my statement. I haven't made any mistake; rather I came prepared for it
Alok tried to ask the professor for a re-quiz, who stared back as if he had been asked for both his kidneys
Remember, nothing is to be taken seriously. Frustration is a sign somewhere, you took it too seriously
It seemed like a courtroom where the prosecution is allowed to make points but the defence is silenced
Most of us are from middle class families. To us, having material landmarks is success and rightly so
Why do they do it? What makes them come to work everyday? They do it because it makes them happy
My ambitions are changing, I've had the thrill of best sellers, maybe it'll be politics in the long term
There are so few opportunities in India, so many stars need to be aligned for you to make it happen
Frustration saps excitement, and turns your initial energy into something negative, making you a bitter person
His books are just about the history of Muslim conquest in India and shouldn't be taken as his personal view
It's a one-off case because the book has been hugely successful and is something most Indian can relate to
Life is not all about merry making and working just for the sake of earning money. One has to follow his dreams
Some books these days read like scripts. It's almost as if they were cut out to be made into a Bollywood flick
This means that I can do whatever I really want. God is always with me. There is no thing as a loser after all
Understanding women involves not answering every question. Most are rhetorical or they know the answer anyway
I know, these Hindi movies are crap, but they do kind of take your mind away from the crap of real life like nothing else
Remember, if you are failing at something, that means you are at your limit or potential. And that's where you want to be
When you reach a point internally where criticism doesn't matter, and niether does praise, is when you truly become free
Today I am going to talk about keeping the spark shining. Or to put it another way, how to be happy most, if not all the time
I am someone who works more by instinct than design. I enjoy working on ideas that are conceived by me and executed by me
If this is actually how some people in the government think about technology, no wonder they can never figure out social networks
Disappointment will come when your effort does not give you the expected return. If things don't go as planned or if you face failure
In fact, to have an opportunity to go to college and understand this speech in English means you are pretty damn lucky by Indian standards
Girls are strategic. They will talk about love and romance and all that crap but when it comes to doing the deal they will choose the fattest chicken
I see students like you, and I still see some sparks. But when I see older people, the spark is difficult to find. That means as we age, the spark fades
Imagine the spark to be a lamp's flame. The first aspect is nurturing, to give your spark the fuel, continuously. The second is to guard against storms
When you have grown up where money constraints force everyday choices, financial freedom is a big achievement. But it isn't the purpose of life
Do we really need to get so worked up? It's ok, bunk a few classes, goof up a few interviews, fall in love. We are people, not programmed devices
Merit and hard work is not always linked to achievement in the short term, but the long term correlation is high, and ultimately things do work out
To be a politician you need some tact. It's an art. There is nothing bigger than sympathy in Indian politics. People are still in power just because of sympathy
Nature designed with a random set of genes and circumstances in which we were born. To be happy, we have to accept it and make the most of nature's design
After books, I set the goal of writing for Bollywood, as I thought they needed writers. I am called extremely lucky, but it took me five years to get close to  a release
If you study hard, you can improve your rank. If you make an effort to interact with people, you will do better in interviews. If you practice, your cricket will get better
After tasting governmental hospitality, the memory of revolutionary poet has been left to be kept by his poor followers, this is how governments try to use revolutionaries according to its fancy
There are four storms in life that will threaten to completely put out the flame. These must be guarded against. These are disappointment, frustration, unfairness and loneliness of purpose
Karan, Sajid and Abhishek were looking for someone who could carry a girl-next-door look, yet was beautiful and had a charming personality. Alia fit the bill. Plus, she looks good with Arjun
New job creation has dropped significantly. We have reached a point again where new graduates who are out of college cannot get jobs. Inflation is the result of the poorly managed economy
There is no point of getting a promotion on the day of your breakup. There is no fun in driving a car if your back hurts. Shopping is not enjoyable if your mind is full of tensions
They want a good life and a great girlfriend. If your cause will help them get a good life, then they are with you. That is what young India wants. The social causes must be linked to this ambition
Think about this, the people gave birth to me cannot stop hating each other enough. What does that tell you about me? Half of my genes must be fighting with other half, no wonder I am so fucking messed up
Any society that is led needs certain moral values. They don't need to have the greatest values but the leaders need to have some moral values which has been disregarded here, and it has led to India being what it is today
Have you ever been frustrated? It happens when things are stuck. This is especially relevant in India. From traffic jams to getting that job you deserve, sometimes things take so long that you don't know if you chose the right goal
Don't just have career or academic goals. Set goals to give you a balanced, successful life. I use the word balanced before successful. Balanced means ensuring your health, relationships, mental peace are all in good order
Because of his writings, Udasi had to face lot of police repression and serious cases of sedition, revolt against state government were registered against him and during one of torture sessions at Amritsar, Udasi had almost lost his eyesight
Unfairness: this is hardest to deal with, but unfortunately that is how our country works. People with connections, rich dads, beautiful faces, pedigree find it easier to make it, not just in Bollywood, but everywhere. And sometimes it is just plain luck
I am very happy that neither Salman nor Sajid want this film to be a quickie remake affair. If they wanted, they could have played safe. However, we are paying homage to the original while also bringing it to a level which justifies Salman's presence in the film
There you go. I've told you the four thunderstorms: Disappointment, Frustration, Unfairness and Isolation. You cannot avoid them, as like the monsoon they will come into your life at regular intervals. You just need to keep the raincoat handy to not let the spark die
Actors and writers sometimes join politics, and people vote for them. But with a spiritual person, people often have absolute faith. Using that to become a politician is fine. But good values are not the only thing needed to be a politician. You need leadership as well
Basketball captains in college invariably stop playing basketball by the time they have their second child. They give up something that meant so much to them. They do it for their family. But in doing that, the spark dies. Never, ever make that compromise. Love yourself first, and then others
As you grow older you will realize you are unique. When you are little, all kids want Ice cream and Spiderman. As you grow older to college, you still are a lot like your friends. But ten years later and you realize you are unique. What you want, what you believe in, what makes you feel, may be different from even the people closest to you
Back in the days when the Film Finance Corporation would fund movies, those who walked in with fresh scripts were given second preference as compared to those who walked in wanting to adapt a classic. That way, one was sure that the money being put into the project was towards a legitimate script and successful storyline
A script written by a new writer will always be received with much scepticism. If you take a classic book to a producer, for example the works of Tendulkar or Premchand, one would not want to change a thing so you know what to expect as the end result. But a scriptwriter on the other hand, will always invite improvisations from the makers of film
I get thousands of opinions on my writing everyday. There is heaps of praise, there is intense criticism. If I take it all seriously, how will I write? Or rather, how will I live? Life is not to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a pre-paid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends
Where do these sparks start? I think we are born with them. My 3-year old twin boys have a million sparks. A little Spiderman toy can make them jump on the bed. They get thrills from creaky swings in the park. A story from daddy gets them excited. They do a daily countdown for birthday party, several months in advance, just for the day they will cut their own birthday cake
You must have read some quotes: Life is a tough race, it is a marathon or whatever. No, from what I have seen so far, life is one of those races in nursery school, where you have to run with a marble in a spoon kept in your mouth. If the marble falls, there is no point coming first. Same with life, where health and relationships are the marble. Your striving is only worth it if there is harmony in your life. Else, you may achieve the success, but this spark, this feeling of being excited and alive, will start to die