QUOTA OF QUOTES June 2006
"I thought it was a really colossal overreaction to not very much. I would have told the editors to only publish the cartoon telling the suicide bombers to stop because they're running out of virgins, which was the only funny one, I thought." – author Salman Rushdie, on the protests in Muslim countries over cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad in Danish newspapers. (The Minnesota Daily)
"When I was writing, I genuinely believed each word was my own." – Kaavya Viswanathan, 19, accused of plagiarizing her novel "How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life." (NBC's Today Show)
"It used to be that people from all over the world came to America and learned our language and adopted our values. You don't see that here and in other places around the world today. They come here to enjoy the benefits of United States citizenship but don't worry about conforming to the things we, as Americans, feel are important." – U.S. Congressman Bobby Jindal, Republican from New Orleans. (Bastrop Daily Enterprise, Louisiana)
"As an Asian bloke, it's another thing I can stick on eBay. I'll do it tomorrow morning. You can look it up. I'll sign it, of course." – British comic actor Sanjeev Bhaskar, star of "The Kumars at No 42," referring to the Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal he received from the Queen.
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