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Quota Of Quotes

October 2006
Quota Of Quotes

"What I create has an identity that is separate from what I am. There are some who, instead of creating, block creation by their being. I find it important to allow creation to flow through me." -- Film-maker Shekhar Kapur. (DNA India)

"If we don't know where we come from and where we are, we are lost." -- Dr. Padmanabh Kamath, president of the Hindu Heritage Summer Camp in Rochester, NY. (Contra Costa Times)

"In the eighties and nineties, I was really a lot more optimistic about world politics and the eventual convergence of humanity toward certain common goals that would unite us. The utter impossibility of that is now clear." – Abha Dawesar, author of "That Summer in Paris" and two other novels. (Rediff.com)

"A lot of the things he tried to do were very popular." – Director Kevin Macdonald, whose movie "The Last King of Scotland" portrays Idi Amin, the dictator who expelled Indians from Uganda in 1972. (Washington Post)

"In a careless moment, I fell short of my own standards, of my own positive way of living and what I strive and aspire to be." – Republican Senator George Allen of Virginia, apologizing for using the word "macaca," a racial slur, to address a Democratic campaign worker of Indian descent. (The Virginian-Pilot)

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