Katherine Boo Quotes & Sayings

16 most famous Katherine Boo quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for her. She's a 52 year old American journalist born on Aug 12, 1964.

“People naturally long for a bit of the wealth that is whorling all around them, and if the work and education available to them won't get them closer to the comforts that they see others enjoying, the temptation to take shortcuts can be fierce.”
Katherine Boo Quotes
“In any country, corruption tends to increase when more respectable means of social advancement break down.”
Katherine Boo Quotes
“People talk about places like Mumbai as a tale of two cities, as if the rich and poor don't have anything to do with each other.”
Katherine Boo Quotes
“One thing that was very clear to me is that the young people in a place like Annawadi aren't tripping on caste the way their parents are. They know their parents have these old views.”
“There's some way in which we would prefer not to see very clearly the immense gifts and intelligence of some of the people who live in our most abject conditions. Maybe there are some things at work in deciding who gets to be society's winners and who gets to be society's losers that don't have to do with merit.”
Katherine Boo Quotes
“A great deal of what is presumed to be intractable or inevitable in this world doesn't strike me that way at all.”
Katherine Boo Quotes
“For myself, suffering doesnt make me a good person; it makes me selfish. Why do we think that people who have less should find it edifying?”
Katherine Boo Quotes
“I think it's this congenital problem with journalism that we oversell the difference we make. We make small differences.”
Katherine Boo Quotes
“I have been dealing with illness and its manifestations since I was a teenager, and I think that gives me a very healthy respect for the things in life we can't control.”
“I was spending a lot of time in Mumbai after I met my husband, who is Indian, and while parts of the city were prospering like crazy, I couldn't quite make out how the new wealth had changed the prospects of the majority of city residents who lived in slums. So after a few years I stopped wondering and started reporting.”

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