Quota Of Quotes
"The first 24 hours to 48 hours was a little tough coming back and feeling the weight of gravity." – Sunita Williams, who returned to earth after spending 195 days in space, setting a record for female astronauts.
"I thought it was stupid and caustic and not only didn't reflect my view of the complicated issue of outsourcing ... it also didn't reflect the fact that I have longstanding support and friendships within the Indian-American community." – Presidential candidate Barack Obama, referring to a memo issued by his campaign staff that raised questions about Sen. Hillary Clinton's ties to India and Indian-Americans. (The Des Moines Register)
"It was a bad year for Indians, because we lost the spelling bee again. It was really sad for me because it's the only time I ever get to see Indians on ESPN." – Indian-American comedian Paul Varghese. (Dallas Morning News)
"I feel bad because I would have gotten in if I was white." – Nikita Rau, 11, of Brooklyn, NY, who was denied admission to an elite public school because of racial quotas. (New York Post)
"Hormones run riot at 16 to 18 years and we need to take disciplinary measures, set limits and put in certain ground rules." – Principal J. Vas of Jamnabai Narsee school, one of two schools in Mumbai that have prohibited kissing, holding hands and touching among students. (AP)
"These rules are silly in today's day and age. What sense are all these restrictions? If you ban anything, youngsters will make sure they find a way to do exactly that." – N. Shah, whose son attends one of the Mumbai schools. (AP)
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