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Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return

Marjane Satrapi

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Life is too short to be lived badly.”

“I finally understood what my grandmother meant. If I wasn't comfortable with myself, I would never be comfortable.”

“We can only feel sorry for ourselves when our misfortunes are still supportable. Once this limit is crossed, the only way to bear the unbearable is to laugh at it.”

“You are putting yourself in serious danger...' I think that I preferred to put myself in serious danger rather than confront my shame. My shame at not having become someone, the shame of not having made my parents proud after all the sacrifices they had made for me. The shame of having become a mediocre nihilist.”

“Culture and education are the lethal weapons against all kinds of fundamentalism.”

“In any case, it's the cowardice of people like you who give dictators the chance to install themselves!”

“I was a westerner in Iran, an Iranian in the West. I had no identity. I didn't even know anymore why I was living.”

“Oh my!! How you've grown. Soon you'll be catching the Lord's balls.”

“Prosperity consists of two things: tea after a meal, and a cigarette after tea.”

“Is religion defending our physical integrity or is it just opposed to fashion?”

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