Quota Of Quotes
"I think Jay has been through three pairs of shoes." – Lydia Reid, mayor of Mansfield, Ohio, commenting on the election of Democrat Jay Goyal, 26, to the Ohio House. Goyal, an engineer, reportedly knocked on 12,000 doors during his campaign. (Mansfield News Journal)
"My wife and I are thinking about that, praying about where we can have the greatest impact." – U.S. Rep. Bobby Jindal on whether he will run for Lousiana governor in 2007. The Republican was re-elected to his House seat with 88 percent of the vote. (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
"This project will certainly make millions of Indians feel proud but in my opinion, the priority still has to be about understanding and protecting our home planet." – Santhosh K. Seelan, professor of space studies in John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences of the University of North Dakota, commenting on the Indian Space Research Agency's proposal to start a human spaceflight program, with the first manned flight taking place by 2014. (Space.com)
"This is a community of contrasts. We hear so much about this highly educated and affluent group, but we also have segments that are not fluent in English and are battling immigration problems and hate crimes." – Deepa Iyer, executive director of South Asian American Leaders of Tomorrow in Takoma Park, Md., noting that about one-tenth of Indian-Americans live in poverty, and as many as 400,000 are undocumented. (AP)
"It was like a hobby, like buying a lotto ticket now and again, thinking maybe I'll get the $50,000, but knowing you're probably not going to." – Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jhumpa Lahiri on her insecurity as a writer in her early twenties. (Chicago Sun-Times)
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