"Everything lost is meant to be found."
“All I think is if you can find work, stay healthy, find somebody to share it with, you're the ultimate success.”
“The worth of a life is not determined by a single failure or a solitary success.”
“Sometimes you have to risk the dark in order to see the light.”
“One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.”
"It's hard to soar with the eagles when you're surrounded by turkeys."
“You are what you love not what loves you.”
“I don't believe in marriage. I think at worst it's a hostile political act, a way for small-minded men to keep women in the house and out of the way, wrapped up in the guise of tradition and conservative religious nonsense. At best, it's a happy delusion - these two people who truly love each other and have no idea how truly miserable they're about to make each other. But, when two people know that, and they decide with eyes wide open to face each other and get married anyway, then I don't think it's conservative or delusional. I think it's radical and courageous and very romantic.”
“However much we stumble, it is a teacher's burden always to hope that, with learning, a boy’s character might be changed. And so the destiny of a man.”
“Let me tell you something, Toula. The man is the head, but the woman is the neck. And she can turn the head any way she wants.”