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Quota of Quotes

May 2011
Quota of QuotesHe’s carried the burden of the nation for 21 years so it’s time we carried him on our shoulders.”—Batsman Virat Kohli, after Sachin Tendulkar was carried around Wankhede Stadium by his teammates following India's World Cup victory.

India won some cricket thing! I’m Indian!!! Yaaaaaaay!!!”—Tweet from actor and comedian Aziz Ansari, star of the NBC show Parks and Recreation.

“We have two common religions—cricket and cinema. Why then fight?”—a banner in the crowd during the India-Pakistan World Cup match.

“India’s the next place where we’re going to see a large following. It's just a matter of time when we’re going to see a player from India in the NBA.”—Robert Rowell, president of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, which held a Bollywood Night during a recent game, distributing “Got Curry?” shirts to about 19,000 fans in honor of guard Stephen Curry and the Indian dish. (ESPN.com)

“The passages that I quote that so offend people can be found in Volume 96 of the collected works of Mahatma Gandhi printed by the government of India and they’ve been in the public domain since at least 1994.”Joseph Lelyveld, whose book Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India has come under criticism in India, with the BJP calling for it to be banned for casting aspersions on Gandhi’s sexuality (NPR.org)

“Props to my mom, even though she doesn’t understand it completely and is still a pretty conservative Christian, she grew to accept me and love me again.”—Washington, D.C.-based dancer Daniel Phoenix Singh, whose mother was at first repulsed when he announced he was gay at age 15. (Washington Blade)

“I’m not like most comedians. I don’t deal with just heckles, I’m also dealing with threats and anger. Here I am, a brown person on stage being quite blunt. I talk about white privilege, I talk about US imperialistic practices, I talk about colonialism. I’m not saying things that are easy for people to laugh at.”—Indian-American comedian Hari Kondabolu, who once heard a heckler yell, “I’m gonna cut your head off!” (The Economist)

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