Gregory David Roberts: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Gregory David Roberts Quotes 

Gregory David Roberts, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Gregory David Roberts quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Gregory David Roberts’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Gregory David Roberts made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favorites: 

About Gregory David Roberts

Gregory David Roberts is an Australian author best known for his novel Shantaram. A heroin addict and convicted bank robber, he escaped from Pentridge Prison and fled to India, where he lived for ten years.

After living in Melbourne, Germany, France, and finally Mumbai, Roberts established a charitable foundation to provide health care to the city’s poor. He was reunited with his daughter.

Besides Shantaram (2011), he also wrote the screenplay for Allegra (2008), a film about the modern slave trade.

The Mountain Shadow continues Shantaram’s story and was published in October 2015.

Born: June 01, 1952, Melbourne, Australia
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Screenwriter

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Popular Quotes

“Luck is what happens to you when fate gets tired of waiting”
― Gregory David Roberts

 “She loved the guy. She did it for him. She would’ve done anything for him. Some people are like that. Some loves are like that. Most loves are like that, from what I can see. Your heart starts to feel like an overcrowded lifeboat. You throw your pride out to keep it afloat, and your self-respect and your independence. After a while you start throwing people out—your friends, everyone you used to know. And it’s still not enough. The lifeboat is still sinking, and you know it’s going to take you down with it. I’ve seen that happen to a lot of people here. I think that’s why I’m sick of love.”
― Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

“A man has to find a good woman, and when he finds her he has to win her love. then he has to earn her respect. then he has to cherish her trust. and then he has to, like, go on doing that for as long as they live. Until they both die. That’s what it’s all about. That’s the most important thing in the world. That’s what a man is, Yaar. A man is truly a man when he wins the love of a good woman, earns her respect, and keeps her trust. Until you do that, you’re not a man.”
― Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

 “Some feelings sink so deep into the heart that only loneliness can help you find them again. Some truths are so painful that only shame can help you live with them. Some things are so sad that only your soul can do the crying for them.”
― Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

 “Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we can never know which one is which until we’ve loved them, left them, or fought them.”
― Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

 “I don’t know what frightens me more, the power that crushes us, or our endless ability to endure it.”
― Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

“Sometimes we love with nothing more than hope. Sometimes we cry with everything except tears.”
― Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

 “The best revenge, like the best sex, is performed slowly, and with the eyes open.”
― Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

“Sometimes you break your heart in the right way, if you know what I mean.”
― Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

“If fate doesn’t make you laugh, you just don’t get the joke.”
― Gregory David Roberts

10 Famous Quotes by Author Gregory David Roberts

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Gregory David Roberts quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Gregory David Roberts quote below and sharing our favorite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Gregory David Roberts. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Gregory David Roberts quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Gregory David Roberts Quote 

“It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured. I realized, somehow, through the screaming of my mind, that even in that shackled, bloody helplessness, I was still free: free to hate the men who were torturing me, or to forgive them. It doesn’t sound like much, I know. But in the flinch and bite of the chain, when it’s all you’ve got, that freedom is an universe of possibility. And the choice you make between hating and forgiving, can become the story of your life.”
― Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

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