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November 2006
Quota of Quotes

"If I can get an elephant led by a mariachi band into this country, I think Osama bin Laden could get across with all the weapons of mass destruction he could get into this country." – Raj Bhakta, Republican candidate for Congress from Pennsylvania, who apparently crossed the border in Texas with a trio of rented circus elephants. ( The Brownsville Herald)

"This is something that people often snigger about: has boarding school anything to do with you being gay?" – Sheela Reddy of Outlook magazine, interviewing author Vikram Seth, who is bisexual and has been campaigning against an Indian law that deems homosexuality a criminal act. (Outlook)

"You spend 40 dollars a month on cable, you spend on your monthly water and electricity bill and tutoring should be one more item in your monthly budget." -- Founder and chairman of a Bangalore-based company that provides unlimited online tutoring to US students for $100 per month. (AFP)

"Poor people are the ones who take challenges every day. The guy who sells a hot dog on the street is as much an entrepreneur as anyone else. Getting his $50 loan to start could be as difficult as finding $50 million for someone else." – Bangladeshi microcredit pioneer Muhammad Yunus, who along with his Grameen Bank, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. (Fortune)

"The moment you start thinking what your audiences may want to see, you are compromising. You are not making an honest film. You are not making a film with your heart." – Director Deepa Mehta, who has begun casting for her next film "The Exclusion."


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