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The Secret Keeper of Jaipur

Alka Joshi

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Be humble for you are made of earth Be noble for you are made of stars. —SERBIAN PROVERB”

“If you want the rose, you must put up with the thorn. —HINDU PROVERB”

“I should have known that Moti-Lal would figure it out. More than once, he’s told me selling gold requires an insight into human nature. He says you must be able to discern the intensity of a customer’s desire by looking into their eyes. That will tell you what to show, what to hold back, and how much the customer is willing to part with.”

“There's more power in keeping a secret than in betraying it.”

“The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt. Give the world your best anyway. —MOTHER TERESA”

“when it comes to me. “Accha.” Who am I to judge the accountant? I’m a woman who deserted a marriage and slept with another woman’s husband. People find love where they find it.”

“screeching into their startled faces, Tell me you didn’t give Dev the evil eye! I screamed at Lord Shiva. I beat my fists on my distended belly, promising to give Shivaji the baby if he would just bring Dev back. My father-in-law and my brother had to pull my arms away from my stomach to keep me from hurting the life within.”

“my own ears, I sound like an overinvolved mother. Is that how Nimmi sees me? I reach for my cup and drain my chai. Malik is twenty, a grown man. But in him I still see the eager, enterprising boy he used to be.”

“know Lakshmi helped to keep many of Samir’s mistresses childless during the ten years she spent in Jaipur. And I know that Samir Uncle once shared a bed with Auntie-Boss before she married Dr. Jay.”

“don’t understand how Chandigarh Ironworks could deliver the same quality as the previous supplier for less cost when they would have to add in transportation fees. Chandigarh is, after all, five hundred miles away!”

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Book Keywords:

lies, betrayal, secrets, knowledge, power

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