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Quotes from Blinded by the Light

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    • Malik: Stay away from the girls. Follow the Jews!
    • [about his poems]
    • Javed: They're not brilliant, but they're mine.
    • Mrs. Anderson: Oh, please, Colin. Tiffany? Even I know Tiffany's not all that.
    • Matt: Synths are the future!
    • Matt: Who writes songs about nuclear war and Thatcher, anyway?
    • Javed: Who's that?
    • Roops: The Boss.
    • Javed: Whose boss?
    • Roops: The boss of us all.
    • Malik: You're very lucky. You'll always be Pakistani. You will never be British!
    • Roops: Congratulations! You've popped your Bruce cherry. You never forget your first time!
    • Alan: No one listens to Springsteen anymore. He's history!
    • Javed: It's Bruce Springsteen.
    • Malik: Springsteen? Jewish?
    • Javed: Goodbye, cheese and pickle! My summer job is done! The cold war rages on. Reagan and Thatcher are still number one! But I'm stuck in Luton, one of the herd. No fun, freedom or future, 'cause Luton is a four-letter word.
    • [first lines]
    • Young Javed: September, 1980. My best friend Matt and I have the same birthday. He got a brand new chopper bike. It's really fast and looks so cool. I got a Rubik's cube. But Matt gave me this diary that he didn't want. And I'm going to write in it every day.
    • Malik: Listen to me, beta. I'm not your typical Pakistani father who says you must be a doctor. I'm saying... lawyer, accountant, estate agent. I'm giving you freedom, see?
    • Eliza: Javed doesn't drink. He's a Muslim. It's against their religion, Dad.
    • [pausing]
    • Robert: Well, have a little bit, see how you go. We won't tell anyone if you don't.
    • Javed: Dad, I want to be a writer.
    • Malik: Writing isn't a job.
    • Javed: It can be!
    • Malik: Name me one Pakistani writer. Just one!
    • Noor: If we don't try to fix this now we will lose our son for good. And if that happens, I will never forgive you.
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