V. S. Naipaul Quotes & Sayings

91 most famous V. S. Naipaul quotes and sayings (novelist). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

V. S. Naipaul Quotes
“An autobiography can distort; facts can be realigned. But fiction never lies: it reveals the writer totally.”
V. S. Naipaul Quotes
“My life is short. I can't listen to banality.”
V. S. Naipaul Quotes
“In England I am not English, in India I am not Indian. I am chained to the 1,000 square miles that is Trinidad; but I will evade that fate yet.”
V. S. Naipaul Quotes
“To be converted you have to destroy your past, destroy your history. You have to stamp on it, you have to say 'my ancestral culture does not exist, it doesn't matter.'”
“It's very attractive to people to be a victim. Instead of having to think out the whole situation, about history and your group and what you are doing... if you begin from the point of view of being a victim, you've got it half-made. I mean intellectually.”
V. S. Naipaul Quotes
“Home is, I suppose just a child's idea. A house at night, and a lamp in the house. A place to feel safe.”
V. S. Naipaul Quotes
“That element of surprise is what I look for when I am writing. It is my way of judging what I am doing - which is never an easy thing to do.”
V. S. Naipaul Quotes
“The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it.”
V. S. Naipaul Quotes
“I came to London. It had become the center of my world and I had worked hard to come to it. And I was lost.”
V. S. Naipaul Quotes
“The world is always in movement.”

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