The Monk Quotes in Travelers and Magicians (2003)
The Monk Quotes:
Dondup: I'm going very, very far away. To the land of my dreams. That's where I'm going.
The Monk: To a dreamland? You should be careful with dreamlands. Because... when you wake up, if may not be very pleasant.
Drunk Man: So, where are you and your friends going?
The Monk: [pointing to the appleman] Well, he and I, to Thimphu.
[pointing to Dondup]
The Monk: That one, to a dreamland.
Drunk Man: A dreamland? I want to go too.
The Monk: Looks like you're already there.
The Monk: Come and sit here... There's no point staring at an empty road.
The Monk: You know... Buddha said hope causes pain.
The Monk: The minds of human beings are so convoluted. What we hoped for yesterday, we dread today.
The Monk: [Talking to Dondup] You know, a peach blossom is beautiful. But you see, a blossom is only beautiful because it is temporary.
Sonam's Father: So, is it really true you're not coming back to the village?
Dondup: I have a great opportunity to go to America. If I'm not in Thimphu tomorrow I may miss it.
Sonam's Father: Will you go there for good?
Dondup: I don't know, maybe.
Sonam's Father: It must be very beautiful there.
Sonam: I've heard they don't even know where Bhutan is.
Sonam's Father: What a pity. I hope you'll come back to our village. We need young people like you. Why are you going there?
Dondup: I can make lots of money.
Sonam's Father: doing what?
Dondup: anything. Washing dishes. Picking apples.
Sonam's Father: Oh, picking apples?
The Monk: So, you're giving up an officer's job to pick apples?
Dondup: I can make a lot more money.
Sonam's Father: Well, I guess you've made your mind up to go.
The Monk: Just don't get lost there like Tashi.
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