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Quota of Quotes

February 2009
Quota of Quotes

“I’m usually dealing with patients at the end of life, so it was a very pleasant surprise dealing with the beginning of life. But I’m not planning to switch specialties.” – Dr Natarajan Raman, a Minnesota oncologist who helped a Ugandan woman give birth aboard a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Boston. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

“At the end of the day, people got on and made comments they shouldn't have made on the airplane, and other people heard them. It just so happened these people were of Muslim faith and appearance.” -- AirTran spokesman Tad Hutcheson, explaining why an Indian-American family was removed from a flight. (Washington Post)

“It was like riding a tiger, not knowing how to get off without being eaten.” -- B. Ramalinga Raju, chairman of Satyam Computer Services, confessing to accounts fraud in a letter to the company's board of directors.

"It was weird at times, I was the only minority in my school up until high school. Occasionally I had to deal with racist-type stuff but there was a good side: I also got to eat fried chicken, baked macaroni and cheese and biscuits. It was a fair trade-off." – Indian-Amerian comic Aziz Ansari, on growing up in South Carolina. (The Guardian)

“I would do a pelvic Indian dance for you, but they’d shoo me off the stage.” – Shahrukh Khan, making a presentation with “Slumdog Millionaire” actress Freida Pinto at the Golden Globe Awards.

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