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Quota of Quotes

June 2011
Quota of Quotes

“It came as a complete surprise. Siddhartha called us at 1 and asked if we were awake. I said of course not -- senior citizens don't stay up so late. Then he told me that he has won this prize and I just couldn't believe it.” – Delhi resident Chandana Mukherjee, recounting how she heard that her 41-year-old son, Siddhartha Mukherjee, a New York-based cancer specialist, had won the Pulitzer Prize for his nonfiction book "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer". (IANS)

“It wasn't part of my package, but if it gets to my desk, certainly I'll sign it." – Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, commenting on a state bill requiring candidates for Congress or the presidency to provide birth certificates before their names appear on ballots. (Fox8Live.com)

“Go away helicopter – before I take out my giant swatter :-/ ” – Tweet from Sohaib Athar (@ReallyVirtual), an IT consultant who moved from Lahore to Abbottabad, Pakistan, for some “peace and quiet” and unwittingly live-tweeted the helicopter raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

"It's not about the money. It's about creating success, creating the name, creating the institution which can live forever." -- Murugavel Janakiraman, who founded  BharatMatrimony in 2000 and nurtured it into one of India's largest matrimonial website companies. (BBC News)

“I think Indian Americans recognize that ‘Outsourced’ is a milestone for our culture, and that the campaign to save the show is about something bigger than just saving a show. It’s about taking our place in American culture.” -- Geetika Lizardi, writer for the NBC comedy, on petitions and other efforts to save the show from cancellation. (IndiaWest.com)

"My preference would be that you don't have to travel to Mexico or India to get cheap health care. I'd like you to be able to get it right here in the United States of America that is high quality.” – President Barack Obama, speaking at a community college in Virginia and causing outrage in India.

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