I just completed reading Cheaters by Novoneel and now I know why Novoneel Chakraborty is one of the most popular Indian authors. Novoneel Chakraborty is one of those rare authors who make you see a beautiful dream through his stories but leaves you with wariness in the end.
Cheaters a collection of nine short stories That Explore The Other Side Of Love has some awesome quotes that will answer the queer questions who had about how relationships and marriages work. Get the book here.
Quotes from Cheaters by Novoneel Chakraborty
Sometimes you don’t know what story your eyes hold.
And how a man will interpret it!
The fundamental difference between Love and Lust is that the former dies if sated and the latter only fades if required.
And what fades may well become prominent some day.
That is why Love is more dangerous!
When you can’t see something properly, you start assuming things.
And usually, assume the Worst.
The irony of the biggest manmade institution, marriage, is that a wife should rather hide her desires from her husband, fearing backlash than tell him about them.
And it is a bond for seven lives? BOUNDED, rather, for seven lives.
Sometimes an expression of extra love is triggered by guilt!
Just that when a surfer goes to ride the waves, he doesn’t wish for smaller ones, although riding even those will give him an adrenaline rush, but the bigger ones will become a part of his Story!
We always judge people on the basis of their sexual preferences and practices in spite of knowing that emotions are all that matters.
I think everyone will agree that the mere pressure of sustaining an already stressful relationship can at times prove to be too demanding.
With time, I’ve realized that too many lies in a relationship stales it while too much honesty kills it.
People say photography isn’t about capturing a subject but about capturing light. It has made me feel that Life isn’t about tangible things but also about your Feelings!
You know the funniest thing about us is we never understand our inner strength when we have too many options in life.
Sometimes we dwell too much on some things; we live our relationship so much in our heads that we end up pushing away our reality.
But then Roads end,
Seeing a man not being able to handle separation turns on every woman.
I’ve never had a woman like you ever, he whispers in my ears.
Does he know when a man makes a woman realize she is exclusive, special, not something random, what it can do to a woman?
I remember telling her once that
what a soul is to a body, time is to a clock.
Love Stories made me believe, from a young age, that a person can only have one soulmate. But as I grew up, I realized there could be more than one. I’ve had two.
The first destroyed me and the second created me.
Let me tell you, there’s no women in this world who hasn’t be labeled a whore, either verbally or in a man’s mind. To treat women as filth is arousing for many men.
When a man second guesses a woman’s will, it can only go two ways: either the woman can be supremely scared or she is superlatively aroused.
I had been taught since childhood that a woman can’t love herself. A Woman’s Love is mostly about sacrifice and the rest about acceptance. And if there is something left, it’s about adjustment.
Today I know that’s the worst thing any man can lead a woman to believe. That she is shit. That’s how men control their wives.By gastling and drawing lines to circumscribe their movements, actions and desires.
Guilt is a strange emotion, it creates an emotional quicksand that swallows you in bit by bit.
Certain emotions are indescribable.
They can only be felt, embellished with tears and smiles, but never shared through words.
It’s strange but we are always stronger than our near and dear ones think we are.
Maybe because solutions come to mind when we are actually in a problematic situation Maybe we find our solutions when we are seeking them with all our heart. Maybe right now we aren’t seeking the situation with all our heart.
We can only look back at the things when they have happened and tell ourselves that they had to happen. That’s all we can do!
We say something, mean something else and desire something completely different.
The moment we know someone is there, who won’t leave us voluntarily, the blindness starts seeing in. We only have the person we know in front of us and not the one the person can be.
I think a relationship works out best when a couple is tolerant of each other’s differences; it is more important than having shared interests. Yet we keep looking for them and when we can’t find them, we tell ourselves we aren’t made for each other.
I think that’s where we falter. We always make it mandatory for our spouse to have the same tastes as us.
I had read somewhere that sex is less about the organs involved in it than it is about the mind.
Sex is such a primal urge. And we can feel the need to satiate the urge with so many people. When we do, we feel guilty about it. If we tell others, we are made to feel immoral.
I don’t understand why humans weren’t designed to distinguish between Love and Lust. Why do we have to see one through the lens of the other? Always!
To let go of a person you once Loved with all your heart so that they can have a free life is also part of the responsibility stemming out of the Love you once felt for them.
Anyone who has been in Love will know the difference between lusty fucking and love making.
We are all vagabonds, hunting souls. Adventure is important in domesticity whether we realise it or not. Hunger is what made us hunt for food. The mind makes us hunt for the body. Marriage is a cleverly designed blinker for our wild desires. We know there’s so much outside it but aren’t allowed to look.
A husband demands your absolute sacrifice. A child needs your absolute surrender. Between the two, so many thousand desires die a silent death.
But it is also true that where there is too much respect between two people, there’s also an unbridgeable gap between them.
You know what’s the worst thing society does to us? It makes us believe that there is no alternative to whatever it has designed over the centuries is an absolute. And the ones defying it are crazy people who deserve to be judged and shamed by one and all.