20 Best The White Tiger Quotes By Aravind Adiga

In this article, we’ll talk about some of the best quotes from The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. And I’ve selected these quotes after reading the book. And if you want to read my review of the book, you can also find it here: The White Tiger Book Review.


The White Tiger Quotes

1. Free people don’t know the value of freedom, that’s the problem.

Aravind Adiga The White Tiger Quote


2. We’re driving past Gandhi, after just having given a bribe to a minister. It’s a fucking joke, isn’t it.

The White Tiger Ashok Quote


3. My country is the kind where it pays to play it both ways: the Indian entrepreneur has to be straight and crooked, mocking and believing, sly and sincere, at the same time.

Aravind Adiga Quote


4. Entrepreneurs are made from half-baked clay.

Quote about entrepreneurs


5. You see, I am in the Light now, but I was born and raised in Darkness.

The White Tiger Darkness Quote


6. Please understand, Your Excellency, that India is two countries in one: an India of Light, and an India of Darkness.

Aravind Adiga The White Tiger Quote


7. They remain slaves because they can’t see what is beautiful in this world.

Quote about slaves


8. I am not an original thinker but I am an original listener.

The White Tiger Balram Quote


9. Stories of rottenness and corruption are always the best stories, aren’t they?

The White Tiger Corruption Quote


10. In the old days there were one thousand castes and destinies in India. These days, there are just two castes: Men with Big Bellies, and Men with Small Bellies. And only two destinies: eat, or get eaten up.

The White Tiger Quote


11. But in India, or, at least in the Darkness, the rich don’t have drivers, cooks, barbers, and tailors. They simply have servants.

The White Tiger Darkness Quote


12. These are the three main diseases of this country sir, typhoid, cholera, and election fever. This last one is the worst; it makes people talk and talk about things that they have no say in.

Quote about elections


13. I was looking for the key for years but the door was always open.

Aravind Adiga The White Tiger Best quote


14. Remember, Mr Premier, that Delhi is the capital of not one but two countries- two Indias. The Light and the Darkness both flow in to Delhi.

The light and darkness quote of the white tiger


15. I’m sick of the food I eat, Balram. I’m sick of the life I lead. We rich people, we’ve lost our way, Balram. I want to be a simple man like you, Balram.

The White Tiger Ashok Quote


16. A handful of men in this country have trained the remaining 99.9 per cent – as strong, as talented, as intelligent in every way to exist in perpetual servitude; a servitude so strong that you can put the key of his emancipation in a man’s hands and he will throw it back at you with a curse.

The White Tiger quote about India


17. Standing around books, even books in a foreign language, you feel a kind of electricity buzzing up towards you.

Quote about books


18. My whole life, I have been treated like a donkey. All I want is that one son of mine, at least one should live like a man.

The White Tiger Aravind Adiga Quote


19. The trustworthiness of servants is the basis of the entire Indian economy.

Aravind Adiga The White Tiger Quote


20. The one infallible law of life in the Darkness is that good news becomes bad news and soon.

Aravind Adiga The White Tiger Darkness Quote



I hope you like this article. Thanks for reading. Jai Hind.

You can also order your copy of the book from Amazon India- The White Tiger Book


Yash Sharma

Namaste reader, My name is Yash, and books for me are like a medicine, which removes my ignorance and also helps me in behaving more like a human.Though I live in the world’s largest democracy, India, but when I look around, I realized that this democratic nation of mine has turned into a kind of feudal oligarchy or kleptocracy, where people from a particular community or I would say particular surname has hijacked this democracy, and the political parties in India has turned itself into a kind of family enterprises where the family members are the only shareholders. And I want to change this, and books are a weapon which is helping me, so that I can help others and my nation.Shukriya for reading this Thought of mine.

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