Kamila Shamsie

Born: 1973

Occupation: Novelist

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Kamila Shamsie

Decisions. Where, what, why. Can't handle them. So I'm prolonging the indecision with higher education.

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The truths we conceal don't disappear Raheen, they appear in different forms

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They adore you beacause they think you offer up your friendship and ask for nothing in return. But that's not true-' He took a deep breath. 'You do ask for something. You ask that we never expect you to...

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How horrifying that morning when you wake up and your first thought is not of the person who has left. That’s when you know, I will never die of a broken heart.

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The world won’t get more or less terrible if we’re indoors somewhere with a mug of hot chocolate,’ Kim said. ‘Though it’s possible it will seem slightly less terrible if there are marshmallows...

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Can I ask you a personal question"? Of all the rhetorical questions in the world, that is the one which irritates me most with its simultaneous gesture towards and denial of the trespass that is about...

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Don't you know how much I hero-worshiped you when I was a kid? You were Marie Curie crossed with Emily Bronte crossed with Joan of Arc to me when I was ten. And when i told you that, you said my cultural...

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If I wasn't me, you wouldn't be you.

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How to explain to the earth that it was more functional as a vegetable patch than a flower garden, just as factories were more functional than schools and boys were more functional as weapons than as humans.

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When you can be this, why are you ever anything else? - Broken Verses

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Her definition of romance was absentminded intimacy, the way someone else's hand stray to your plate of food. I replied: no, that's just friendship; romance is always knowing exactly where that someone...

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This world is out of date

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For a second I was almost jealous of the clouds. Why was he looking to them for an escape when I was right here beside him?

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Why do you have to be so annoying sometimes?" "Cant help it. It's the company I keep.

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Those Genes Could Have Been Mine

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I'll fall.' 'You wont fall.' 'I'll fall. I'll fall and I'll die.' As I said it, I could see it happening. The foot stepping on air, pulling the rest of my body with it, tree limbs breaking as I plummeted...

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Somewhere deep within the marrow of our marrow, we were the same.

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Is love stronger when it let's go or when it holds on?

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Pride! In English it is a Deadly Sin. But in Urdu it is fakhr and nazish - both names that you can find more than once on our family tree.

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I still hear the world spinning.

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There’s a ghost of a dream that you don’t even try to shake free off because you’re too in love with the way she haunts you.

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Love is like an eternal flame, once it is lit, it will continue to burn for all time.

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There is no mystery-- that's the beauty of it. We are entirely explicable to each other, and yet we stay. What a miracle that is.

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Difficult but worth it-- that's how my mother had once describe life with Omi.

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We should have stories in common, I found myself thinking. We should have stories, and jokes no one understands, and memories that we know will stay alive because neither of us will let the other forget.

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Bijli fails in the dead of night / Won’t help to call “I need a light” / You’re in Karachi now / Oh, oh you’re in Karachi now. / Night is falling and you just cant see / Is this illusion or KESC...

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How do you eat your roots?

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Kamila Shamsie

You have this ability to find beauty in weird places.

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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

― Dr. Seuss