QUOTA of QUOTES
“I love my Elle magazine cover. It made me feel glamorous & cool. And if anyone wants to see more of my body, go on thirteen dates with me.”
– Tweet from Mindy Kaling, star of “The Mindy Project,” one of four actresses who appear on separate covers for Elle magazine’s Women in TV issue, but the only one whose figure isn’t shown.
“If you make someone laugh, you’re not ‘The Other’ anymore, you’ve dragged them into your world view and made them laugh. And also the ability to laugh at yourselves and others is a supreme sign of confidence.”
– British comedienne and actress Meera Syal, who helped create the comedy sketch show Goodness Gracious Me and starred in The Kumars at No. 42. (The Aerogram)
“So this is going to be my last show. I’m gonna die after this.”
– Stand-up comedian and Family Guy staff writer Deepak Sethi, performing at the LA Comedy Club in Las Vegas and responding to a military vet in the audience who yelled “We’re coming for ya!” Sethi had asked if there were any military members in the audience, hoping to thank them for their service. (Reddit)
“The essence of the Olympic Games is to represent and I feel it is shameful and pathetic for all of us Indians that athletes may not walk under the Indian flag.”
– Indian luger Shiva Keshavan, part of a team that may not be allowed to carry the Indian flag during the opening ceremony of the Winter Games in Sochi if the Indian Olympic Association does not expedite elections to replace officials accused of corruption. (Yahoo Sports)
“It’s so difficult to adjust to training in India after training in Europe and the United States. Look at our facilities. If someone offered you steroids and said you would not get caught, wouldn’t you take them, too?”
– Indian athlete Om Prakash Singh, who placed 19th in the shot-put at the London Olympics. More athletes from India have been suspended for performance-enhancing drugs than from any other country. (New York Times)
““I was happy to be there and write. Also, I wasn’t interested in making money. So I never thought of it (the lack of money) as a problem.”
– Award-winning essayist and novelist Pankaj Mishra, on how he got his start in writing, living in an Indian village and contributing to newspapers and magazines. (LiveMint)
Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
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