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QUOTA of QUOTES

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
March 2017
QUOTA of QUOTES

 

 

 

“I’m sure there’s a lot of people that voted for Trump the same way a lot of people listen to the music of Chris Brown. It’s like, ‘Hey man, I’m just here for the tunes. I don’t know about that other stuff. I just like the dancing and the music. I don’t condone the extracurriculars.”

– Comedian Aziz Ansari, performing the opening monologue as guest host of Saturday Night Live.  

 

 

 

 

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“I believe that speaking out about this now is a way to help and defend the police also, because the incident could have been more serious. … . Fortunately, this time, nobody was hurt, nobody was arrested and we should use this as a learning opportunity.”

Aravinda Pillalamarri, 47, of Bel Air, Maryland, a naturalized U.S. citizen who spoke at a town hall meeting after she was stopped by police and questioned about her immigration status while walking in her hometown. (Baltimore Sun)

 

 

 

 

 




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“Women and children bear the brunt of our inhumane and broken immigration system. Yet, they have no seat at the table.”

– Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, a Democrat from Washington who was appointed co-chair of the Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform.

 

 

 

 

 




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“India suffered so much exoticism, and if you didn’t play the exotic game in the publishing world, you were sort of blockaded. She was the one who made India a familiar place, and she was the one who made America look like an odd place.”

– Author Clark Blaise, remembering his wife, acclaimed writer Bharati Mukherjee, who died on Jan. 28 at age 76. (The Daily Californian)

 

 

 

 




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“The framers of the Constitution were students of history. And they understood that one way a republic could fail is if foreign powers could corrupt our elected leaders.”

– Supreme Court litigator Deepak Gupta, part of a team that brought a lawsuit against President Trump alleging that he is violating the Constitution by allowing his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments. (New York Times)

 

 

 

 

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“I put everything I had into that film. Every part of my soul went into this journey and getting it right. A script like that, for myself, is such a rarity. I wanted to do it justice.”

– Actor Dev Patel, who received his first Oscar nomination for his performance in the movie Lion. (Los Angeles Times )

Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
[Comments? Contributions? Please email us at melvin@melvindurai.com. We welcome jokes, quotes, online clips, and more.]



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