20+ Chetan Bhagat Quotes with Images

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Chetan Bhagat is an Indian author, columnist, and television personality. He is one of the biggest selling English language novelist in India. Many of his novels have been made into Bollywood movies.


He is the author of Five Point Someone, One Night @ the Call Center, The 3 Mistakes of My Life, 2 States, Revolution 2020, What Young India Wants, Half Girlfriend, and Making India Awesome.

Following are the quotes by Chetan Bhagat that we have collected from his books, and speeches. These motivating and inspiring quotes are on love, life, friendship, and education.

30 Chetan Bhagat Quotes

“Awesome is something that is cool, worthy of respect, and essentially inspires awe.”

“A wise man can be a fool in love.”

“In our education system, we are taught to munch figures and remember them for lifetime. But does it help? We are not taught how to make decisions.”

“Forty is a landmark year in most people’s life. The big four oh makes you want to look back at your life and reassess it. And it doesn’t matter how successful you are, there will always be things you wished you would have done when you were younger.”

“Rules, after all, are only made so you can work around them.”

“The world’s most sensible person and the biggest idiot both stay within us. The worst part is, you can’t even tell who is who.”

“Progress is building something lasting for future.”

“Corporate types love to pretend their life is exciting. The whispers, fist-pumping and animated hand gestures are all designed to lift our job description from what it really is – that of an overpaid clerk.” Best Novel of Chetan Bhagat

“Jealousy is a rather enjoyable emotion to watch.”

“Panic does not help, even if you are unable to answer. Try to ask questions to the interviewers as well and it should be impressive enough.”

“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.”

“The younger generation is surrounded by the Internet, apps, and video games. But somehow, my books make them read.”

“The real middle class India that has always been looking for a voice that is its very own. I write about it because I belong to it.”

“Stupid people go to college but smart people own them.”

“Life is tough when you are always talking to people smarter than you.”

“Even now I try to make each page compelling for the readers to get absorbed in the book.”

“Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to criticize other.”

“Forgiving doesn’t make the person who hurt you feel better, it makes you feel better.”

“While I am a capitalist at heart and I have no problems with commercialization as such, I believe that while it’s okay if education becomes a profitable business, it’s not okay if it becomes corrupt”

“When you fly high, People will throw stones at you. Don’t Look down. Just fly higher so the stones won’t reach you.”

“I think original voices get noticed. But most importantly, I think you should have a story to tell.”

“It is time to face real world, even if it is harder and painful. I’d rather fly and crash, than just snuggle and sleep.”

“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.”

“Don’t be serious, be sincere.” Chetan Bhagat Family

“Let’s be honest: the trappings of investment banking are quite tempting. I do miss it sometimes. And to be honest, there was a time I’d read the ‘WSJ’ in the morning, and for years I have done that.”

“There are two ways of spreading light to be candle, or the mirror that reflects it.”

“I myself don’t know what makes my books work. I enter a bookstore and I’m frankly overwhelmed by the number of books in most of them, and I know people are buying mine.”

“When a woman comes into your life, things organize themselves.”

“Life is not to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a prepaid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is jut 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up? It’s okay, bunk a few classes, goof up a few interviews, fall in love. We are people not programmed devices.”

“Losers, even if they do not have a brain, have a heart.”

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