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May 2008
Quota of Quotes

“I don’t think it’s going to lead to a situation where American kids are going to have to debate, ‘Oh, should I play cricket or should I play basketball?’ At least not yet.” -- Nigel Thompson, a high school cricket coach in New York City, whose public schools have become the first in America to offer cricket as a competitive league sport. (New York Times)

“I'm just the same as other people. I eat like you, dream like you. I don't feel any different.” -- Jyoti Amge, 14, of Nagpur, who at 1 foot 11 inches tall and 11 lbs is the smallest girl in the world. (London Daily Mail)

“America is the police of the world. Don't wear its uniform." – From an ad campaign by Mumbai jeans brand Sunnex, urging consumers to avoid American jeans.

“I would make fun of them (the Hindu groups). I would say your faith is so weak that a comedy can offend you. I would then tell them, Your faith is not faith; it's a cover up for insecurity. Just because you are vegetarian and you dress like Hindus it doesn't mean you have strong faith." – Spiritual advisor Deepak Chopra, on Hindus who might be offended by the upcoming Mike Meyers movie “The Love Guru.” (Rediff.com)

“This is my way of standing by the people of Tibet and their struggle. I abhor violence in any form.” – Indian soccer star Bhaichung Bhutia, declining to carry the Olympic torch. (Times of India)

“It was like a nuclear bomb dropped in your living room when you're trying to work. I really feared for a time at the beginning of last year that I'd lost the book.” – Salman Rushdie, on trying to write his novel, The Enchantress of Florence, while going through a divorce. (Independent.ie)


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