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Quota Of Quotes

April 2007
Quota Of Quotes

"I don't think we're going to use it anymore. It's too dangerous." – Astronaut Sunita Williams, who tried to squeeze wasabi from a tube onto some salmon, but the greenish condiment flew into the air and created a mess in the International Space Station. (International Business Times)

"You have millions of (undocumented) people who have broken the law, and no one is forcing them out (of the U.S.). But I followed the law – and this is my reward for being honest." – Motel owner Ken Sah, who, along with his wife, Sarita, was deported to India last July after their application for asylum was denied. Their American-born son, Kunal, 13, living with an uncle in Utah, will represent the state in next month's National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. (Salt Lake Tribune)

"The world is full of all types and there's always going to be one person, more than one person, who's going to hate what you do, and think it's a piece of trash, and attack you, and think it's all wrong. And if I stopped to think about that, I wouldn't write, so I don't think about it." – Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri, whose first novel was developed into the newly released Mira Nair movie The Namesake, starring Kal Penn and Tabu. (

"We're trying to dispel the myth that people there sit around doing nothing, that they're criminals. We show it for what it is—a place where people are working hard, struggling to make a living and doing it in an honest way." – British entrepreneur Christopher Way, who, along with his Indian business partner, Krishna Poojari, sells walking tours of the Dharavi squatter settlement in Mumbai, one of the biggest slums in Asia. (Smithsonian Magazine)

"I really don't think we make films that can match those from other parts of the world. And I am not referring to Hollywood – we make copies of Hollywood." – Actor Naseeruddin Shah, praising the quality of films from Iran, Poland, Japan, Mexico and other countries. (BBC Asian Network)

"I'm really disappointed. On the one hand I have my Class 12 exams and on the other there's the World Cup. I can't concentrate fully on either." – Nipun Handa, a student of Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, Delhi, who says he "eats, drinks and sleeps cricket." (IANS)

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