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QUOTA of QUOTES

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
September 2019
QUOTA of QUOTES

 

 

 

 

“Words are like air. They are everywhere except they are not tangible, but they are just as important.”

– Anu Garg, founder of Wordsmith.org, whose daily A.Word.A.Day email goes to about 400,000 subscribers around the world. (India West)  

 

 

 

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“This country was built and continues to be built by immigrants. We deserve and demand respect.”

– Pakistani-American restaurateur Zareen Khan, who plans to donate at least $5,000 from profits at her two California restaurants to the ACLU to benefit other immigrants following an incident in which a man called her a terrorist. (Palo Alto Online)

 

 

 

 

 


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“There’s no question that the Trump administration is choosing a path that makes it harder to come to the U.S., and harder to become a U.S. citizen.”

– Manju Kulkarni, executive director of the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, responding to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ announcement that it was redesigning its citizenship test. (India West)

 

 

 

 

 


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“Go back to your country’ is a taunt immigrant kids hear on the playground, it’s a threat I get from unhinged people in my DMs (direct messages), and it’s also something the President of the United States says to strong women of color who oppose him.”

– Tweet from Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, responding to Donald Trump’s tweet against Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib.

 

 

 

 


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“Once the people of India decide to do something, there is no force that can prevent them from getting the desired results.”

– Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, announcing that India’s population of endangered Bengal tigers had risen to 3,000, an increase of 33 percent since 2014. (New York Times)

 

 

 

 

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“I think I can also flip Republicans.”

– Quip from presidential candidate Kamala Harris as she flipped pork chops on a big grill at the Iowa State Fair. (NPR)


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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