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39 Best Chetan Bhagat quotes about life, success, youth, and love

Chetan Bhagat is an inspiration for a lot of Indians. The youth of India loves his books, both fiction and non-fiction. He has written more than 10 books till date and many of them have been adapted into Bollywood movies. In this article, we have curated the best Chetan Bhagat quotes that will inspire and motivate you to live life to the fullest and make the most of your time.

Before diving into the quotes by Chetan Bhagat, let’s first get to know a brief about him.

About Chetan Bhagat

Chetan Bhagat is one of the best authors in the country.

He pursed mechanical engineering from IIT Delhi in 1995. He wrote his debut book- Five Point Someone, after college life. The book was loved by the youth of India, especially in engineering colleges. Five Point Someone was later adapted into a Bollywood movie named 3 Idiots.

Then there was no stopping for him. All the Chetan Bhagat books are bestsellers.

Top Quotes from Chetan Bhagat novels

Following are the best quotes by Chetan Bhagat, divided into five categories—

– Inspirational quotes by Chetan Bhagat

– Motivational quotes by Chetan Bhagat for youth

– Love quotes by Chetan Bhagat

– Chetan Bhagat quotes on life and success

– Quotes by Chetan Bhagat on relationships

Chetan Bhagat inspirational quotes

Let’s begin with the inspirational and motivational quotes by Chetan Bhagat.

“Forgiving doesn’t make the person who hurt you feel better, it makes you feel better.”

– Chetan Bhagat, 2 States

“Sometimes life is not about what u want to do but what u ought to do.”

– Chetan Bhagat, Revolution 2020

“There are two ways of spreading light- to be candle, or the mirror that reflects it.”

  – Chetan Bhagat, Revolution 2020

“Don’t quit. It will happen one day.”

– Chetan Bhagat, Half Girlfriend

“Don’t take yourself too seriously. Life is too short, enjoy yourself to the fullest.”

– Chetan Bhagat, Five Point Someone

“There are four things a person needs for success: a medium amount of intelligence, a bit of imagination, self-confidence and failure.”

– Chetan Bhagat, One Night at the Call Center

“When you fly high, People will throw stones at you. Don’t Look down. Just fly higher so the stones won’t reach you.”

– Chetan Bhagat

World is full of nice people, if u cannot find one be one!”

– Chetan Bhagat, Revolution 2020

“But it will work, man. If you put your heart into it, it will.”

– Chetan Bhagat, The 3 Mistakes of My Life

Suggested reading: A complete list of Chetan Bhagat Books and latest novels

Chetan Bhagat motivational quotes for youth

“When we choose a mobile network, do we check whether Airtel or Vodafone belong to a particular caste? No, we simply choose the provider based on the best value or service. Then why do we vote for somebody simply because he belongs to the same caste as us?”

– Chetan Bhagat, What Young India Wants

“Societies that value excellence, innovation, entrepreneurship and integrity do well.”

– Chetan Bhagat, What Young India Wants

“Corruption is worse than terrorism. Terrorists blow up existing infrastructure such as roads, airports and power plants. Corruption prevents such infrastructure from being created in the first place. Terrorists take innocent lives. Corrupt politicians prevent hospitals from being built, which means that innocent lives that could be saved are not.”

– Chetan Bhagat, What Young India Wants

“I observed all the students at IIT. They came from all parts of India, toppers in their respective schools. Few had come there to research science or learn about technology. Most had come to achieve their middle-class dream—a better life. And that is what the IITs promised them.”

– Chetan Bhagat, What Young India Wants

“If we think it is okay to cheat in exams, lie to a ticket collector in the train about our kids’ ages and pay a bit of money to avoid a big traffic fine, then at some level we clearly don’t care about eliminating corruption all that much.”

– Chetan Bhagat, Making India Awesome

“Making a nation awesome takes more than just Twitter outrage, street protests and a toppling of governments in elections. It asks for a fundamental shift in societal values, culture and habits.”

– Chetan Bhagat, Making India Awesome

“There you go. I’ve told you the four thunderstorms—disappointment, frustration, unfairness and isolation. You cannot avoid them, as like the monsoon, they will come into your life at regular intervals. You just need to keep the raincoat handy to not let the spark die.”

Chetan Bhagat, What Young India Wants

“Applying the 80:20 rule, I would say that 80 per cent of our youth don’t even care about politics or government. What they care about are their lives—their jobs, their boyfriends or girlfriends and, well, that’s about it. We can call this set of people Self-focused Indifferent Indians.”

– Chetan Bhagat, Making India Awesome

“The real middle-class India that has always been looking for a voice that is its very own. I write about it because I belong to it.”

– Chetan Bhagat

“God gives talent so that the ordinary person can become extraordinary. Talent is the only way the poor can become rich. Otherwise, in this world the rich would remain rich and the poor would remain poor. This unfair talent actually creates a balance, helps to make the world fair.”

– Chetan Bhagat, The 3 Mistakes of My Life

Chetan bhagat love quotes

Here are some of the best love quotes by Chetan Bhagat. These are also quotes by Chetan Bhagat on relationships and marriages.

“Sometimes it is hard to explain why you find a person beautiful.”

– Chetan Bhagat, Half Girlfriend

“Maybe when you start liking people, you start liking everything about them.”

– Chetan Bhagat, Half Girlfriend

“’ Love? I need a lot of love.’

Of course, you do. Everyone does. It’s funny that we never say it. It iss OK to scream, ‘I’m starving’ in public if you are hungry; it’s OK to make a fuss and say, ‘I’m so sleepy’, if you are tired; but somehow, we cannot say, ‘I need some more love.’ Why can’t we say it? It’s just as basic a need.”

– Chetan Bhagat, One Night at the Call Center

“Admiration passes, love endures.”

– Chetan Bhagat, The 3 Mistakes of My Life

“Thank you. For showing me what love is all about. And thank you for also teaching me to never love someone too much.”

– Chetan Bhagat, The Girl in Room 105

“I guess that is why most people drink anyway. To shut up their inner critic. So they can do whatever the hell they want.”

– Chetan Bhagat, One Indian Girl

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Chetan Bhagat on life and success

If you loved the Chetan Bhagat positive quotes, you’ll also like his quotes on success and career.

“The world’s most sensible person and the biggest idiot both stay within us. The worst part is, you can’t even tell who is who.”

– Chetan Bhagat, 2 States

“The words future and females are a dangerous combination.”

– Chetan Bhagat, 2 States

“Life is tough when you are always talking to people smarter than you.”

– Chetan Bhagat, The 3 Mistakes of My Life

“Government employees are the lowest risk-takers on earth.”

– Chetan Bhagat, Half Girlfriend

“For once you taste failure, you have no fear. You can take risks more easily. Then You don’t want to snuggle in your comfort zone anymore-you are ready to fly. And Success is about flying, not snuggling.”

– Chetan Bhagat, One Night at the Call Center

“A bad boss is like a disease of the soul.”

– Chetan Bhagat, One Night at the Call Center

“And tell me, who will be more successful in life? The kid who knows all the chemical formulae or the one who knows teamwork, passion, discipline and focus?”

– Chetan Bhagat, The 3 Mistakes of My Life

Smoke is beautiful; weightless and shapeless, it almost appears as deceptively powerless as the person releasing it, yet, it comes from within and rises above us all. Crap.”

– Chetan Bhagat, Five Point Someone

“Life is not to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a pre-paid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up? It’s ok, bunk a few classes, goof up a few interviews, fall in love. We are people, not programmed devices.”

– Chetan Bhagat

Quotes by Chetan Bhagat on relationships

“Jealousy is a rather enjoyable emotion to watch.”

– Chetan Bhagat, 2 States

“When a woman comes into your life, things organize themselves.”

– Chetan Bhagat, 2 States

“In a relationship, there are always two types of person: one weaker and the other stronger one. It’s never easier to live being as weaker one!”

– Chetan Bhagat, Revolution 2020

“Girlfriends come and go but, thank God, mothers don’t break up with you.”

– Chetan Bhagat, Half Girlfriend

“A ‘very good friend’ is a dangerous category with Indian girls. From here you can either make fast progress or if you play it wrong, you can go down to the lowest category invented by the Indian women ever – rakhi brother. Rakhi brother really means ‘you can talk to me, but don’t even freaking think about anything else you bore’.”

– Chetan Bhagat, The 3 Mistakes of My Life

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