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Quota of Quotes

June 2008
Quota of Quotes


"If you are blessed to have the things that you have, then you should share them with others." – Multi-millionaire Taj Chahal, who celebrated his 29th birthday by throwing a surprise party, along with cake and party favors, for 300 homeless people in San Jose, Calif. (Mercury News)

“I've got the job I want. I told the people of Louisiana this is a historic opportunity to fix our state. I want to be involved in doing that.” – Lousiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, denying any interest in becoming Sen. John McCain’s running mate, during an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

"We live in India where womanhood is worshipped. How can anything obscene like this be allowed?” -- Siddharam Mehetre, junior interior minister of Maharashtra, decrying the use of cheerleaders, some from the Washington Redskins, during Indian Premier League matches. (BBC News)

"What's wrong with cheerleaders? I am also a family person, I do not see anything negative in it." – Actor Shahrukh Khan, owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders. (BBC News)

"If Indians start eating like Americans, the world would have to grow food on the moon.” -- Devinder Sharma, chair of the New Delhi-based Forum for Biotechnology and Food Security, reacting to comments from the Bush Administration that greater demand in India is partly responsible for the world food crisis. (Washington Post)

"He's as much of a hero as any soldier out there. He willingly left a comfortable environment, where he could have continued to be the great scholar he was . . . Michael Bhatia is responsible for hundreds of people being alive today." -- Steve Fondacaro, program manager for the U.S. military's Human Terrain project. Bhatia, a doctoral candidate at Oxford University who had been helping the Army's 82d Airborne Division understand Afghanistan’s tribal customs, was killed by a roadside bomb on May 7. (Boston Globe)

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