Quotes by Gregory David Roberts

"Sometimes we love with nothing more than hope. Sometimes we cry with everything except tears."

"Sometimes you break your heart in the right way, if you know what I mean."

"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."

"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."

"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."


Books by Gregory David Roberts

  • Shantaram
  • 183,725 ratings
  • 2004 by Scribe

    (first published 2003)

  • Crime and Refuge
  • 14 ratings
  • September 30th 2013 by N Press

    (first published July 31st 2013)

Gregory David Roberts
  • Gregory David Roberts

  • Date of birth: June 01, 1952
  • Born: in Melbourne, Australia.

  • Description:

    Gregory David Roberts is an Australian author, most noted for his novel Shantaram. He was a heroin addict and convicted bank robber who escaped from Pentridge Prison and fled to India where he lived for ten years.

    Roberts lived in Melbourne, Germany and France, and finally returned to Mumbai, where he set up charitable foundations to assist the city's poor with health care coverage. Roberts was reunited with his daughter.

    He also wrote the original screenplay for the movie adaptation of Shantaram (2011) as well as the screenplay for the 2008 film Allegra, which is about the modern slave-trade of women.

    His new novel, The Mountain Shadow, continues the story of Shantaram and was published in October 2015.