Funny Boy Quotes

Shyam Selvadurai
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Yet those Sundays, when I was seven, marked the beginning of my exile from the world I loved.
-- Arjie (Pigs Can’t Fly paragraph 13)

Importance: As a child Arjie loves spending time with his cousins, especially his female cousins. Arjie enjoys dressing up as a bride when the girls use their imaginations. Arjie notes, however, that this is the beginning of the end for life as he knows it, not merely because his family will flee from Sri Lanka to Canada to escape the rise of Communism, but because Arjie’s entire world will change as a result of his activities as a child.

Life is full of stupid things and sometimes we just have to do them.
-- Amma (Pigs Can’t Fly paragraph 128)

Importance: Following the humiliation of her son being made fun of for dressing like a bride at her mother’s birthday party, Amma determines her son will play cricket with the other boys. Arjie does not want to do this...

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