The White Tiger Quotes

Aravind Adiga
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Apparently, sir, you Chinese are far ahead of us in every respect, except that you don’t have entrepreneurs. And our nation, though it has no drinking water, electricity, sewage system, public transportation, sense of hygiene, discipline, courtesy, or punctuality, DOES have entrepreneurs. Thousands and thousands of them … and these entrepreneurs – WE entrepreneurs – have set up all these outsourcing companies that virtually run America now.”
-- Narration (Balram) (Chapter 1)

Importance: In this quote, Balram's narration introduces both one of the book's key plot elements (i.e. his development as an entrepreneur) and one of its key themes (i.e. the meaning, nature, costs and consequences of being an entrepreneur.

“… the Indian entrepreneur has to be straight and crooked, mocking and believing, sly and sincere, at the same time.
-- Narration (Balram) (chapter 1)

Importance: Once again, Balram's narration develops the theme of entrepreneurship, describing the (unique?) demands of being an entrepreneur in India. He is, ultimately, describing himself.

Here’s a...
-- Narration (Balram) (Section 2)

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