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Quota of Quotes

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.” (

“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. (

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