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#1. Velayudhan Nair says: 'Man, we go to the doctor.' Velayudhan Nair always began every sentence with Man, for he had been to Bombay. In Colaba every De Souza says: Man. This they learned from the P & O ships. And P & O ships touch Plymouth. Do they say 'Man' there, one wonders.

'So, man, we go to the doctor,' he repeated.

'Mr Man, I come,' said Govindan Nair. He sometimes used Mister to show he too could be elegant. He called his son Mr Shridhar. ('Mr Shridhar, go and get me a chew,' 'Mr Shridhar, the thing that father puffs is wanted,' etc. etc. Mr Shridhar therefore brought the chew tobacco or that which father puffs, according to orders.) - Author: Raja Rao
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#2. I think films have to reach people and really grab them. That's what I hope to do when I make a film - to get under your skin and really make you think about something, and have a transporting time that takes you somewhere. - Author: Mira Nair
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#3. I want to question what the outside is and who defines it. I often find those that are considered to be on the outside extremely inspiring. - Author: Mira Nair
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#4. Every film is a political act; it's how you see the world. - Author: Mira Nair
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#5. Could a literary life be referred to with the iambic pentameter of, say, harnessing wind power, transplanting hearts or saving the whales. Or did it necessitate the sombre and monotonous dirge of software, priority banking or turbine building. - Author: Anita Nair
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#6. It's only at this age that I can say the word 'art' without flinching. - Author: Mira Nair
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#7. Bollywood actors are so set in what they want, and the way they want it. And why shouldn't they be? But it is not the same in Hollywood, because the love of the audience is not the same. - Author: Mira Nair
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#8. I came from the school of cinema verite documentaries, which was: Do not manipulate reality as it was happening but create a narrative in the editing room. - Author: Mira Nair
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#9. Her skin smelled of candy floss and the soothing scent of lemon grass. The hem of her skirt grazed her ankles and revealed her silver anklets. - Author: Sudha Nair
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#10. I always like to reveal the fact that the emperor has no clothes. And children are best at that. They teach us how to see the world in that sense. They are without artifice; they see it for what it is. I am drawn to that ruthless honesty. - Author: Mira Nair
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#11. Sport and singing may require talent, but passion and determination are enough to make you good at practically anything else. Your mind learns with alacrity and excels at virtually anything if it's interested enough. Every decision should start with criteria set by you; and only thereafter do you look at the options that have satisfied your criteria. Having this attitude is the only way your life becomes your own. - Author: Lishen Nair
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#12. You are the future and don't waste your energy peeking into your past - Author: Sadashivan Nair
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#13. Be your own without following others. Bring forth what you think and let others know - Author: Sadashivan Nair
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#14. Truth is more peculiar than fiction. Life is really a startling place. - Author: Mira Nair
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#15. He was too smitten by his second wife and the sons she produced easily and regularly at eighteen-month intervals to bother too much about a daughter. - Author: Anita Nair
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#16. It was only when I saw films in my early 20s by Jane Campion, Mira Nair, Sally Potter and Kathryn Bigelow, I started to think, 'Oh, it's possible.' I dared to suggest that I wanted to train to be a film director. - Author: Sarah Gavron
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#17. You know, the sad thing of post-9/11, which was of course horrific, was that the city in which I felt completely at home for two decades, suddenly people like us - brown people - were looked at as the 'Others.' - Author: Mira Nair
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#18. Christmas lights may be the loneliest thing for me, especially if you mix them up with reindeers and sleighs. I feel alone. I feel isolated. I feel I do not belong. - Author: Mira Nair
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#19. We have to realize only in communication, in real knowledge, in real reaching out, can there be an understanding that there's humanity everywhere, and that's what I'm trying to do. - Author: Mira Nair
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#20. But you haven't never loved God nor even nair person. You hard and tough as cowhide. But just the same I knows you. This afternoon you going to roam all over the place without never being satisfied. You going to traipse all around like you haves to find something lost. You going to work yourself up with excitement. Your heart going to beat hard enough to kill you because you don't love and don't have peace. And then some day you going to bust loose and be ruined. - Author: Carson McCullers
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#21. My family is almost exactly like the one in 'Monsoon Wedding'. We are very open, fairly liberal, loud people. - Author: Mira Nair
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#22. I don't think there is a need of the categorization 'woman writing'. I think in some sense writers lost their gender when they walk into the world of words; I believe that writers ought to be able to slip under the skins of both men and women. Only then will the writing and the characters have credibility and strength. - Author: Anita Nair
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#23. You have to want to be in the company of those you're making films about. - Author: Mira Nair
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#24. I think there's a level of ignorance, when, in the callowness of youth, you imagine that you are inventing the world for the first time. You imagine that your parents don't know what it feels like to fall in love. - Author: Mira Nair
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#25. These poor people have learned to endure day to day economic agony. It's routine in daily life for them. They are so accustomed to facing economic pain that poverty doesn't hurt them anymore. Extreme negativity in their life drove learning endurance and their accomplishment to endure extreme conditions is 'positivity' they mastered - Author: Sadashivan Nair
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#26. With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity. - Author: Keshavan Nair
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#27. I grew up in a small town in India, but through books I knew the world. - Author: Mira Nair
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#28. A large mango tree shaded the eastern corner of the house from the sharp morning sun, its long, leafy branches swaying over the old, red, clay-tiled roof. The smell of wood and camphor hung in the air. - Author: Sudha Nair
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#29. I gave you all the happiness of my life,where are you ?
You took my joy away from me,where are you ?
give it back,i have life too. - Author: Chandran Nair
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#30. sometimes things happen totally opposite to our expectations, but when we look back after a decade or so, that happened was more appropriate to our life - Author: Sadashivan Nair
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#31. circumstances and destiny together play role to our foundation - Author: Sadashivan Nair
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#32. This is the world. Half of it is lit by the sun and the other half remains in darkness. It is the same with life. There is good and bad and it's our duty to remain in the light, be good. - Author: Anita Nair
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#33. You've got to understand that in Bollywood, every actor is an instrument, and yet a human being. They come to the set with a set agenda, believing, 'This is who I am, this is what I want, and no, I am not going to become that character you want me to.' - Author: Mira Nair
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#34. life will play tricks all the time, and to give up during such a phase is effortless - - Author: Santosh Nair
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#35. Making films is about having absolute and foolish confidence; the challenge for all of us is to have the heart of a poet and the skin of an elephant. - Author: Mira Nair
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#36. I grew up in a very small town which is remote even by Indian standards. I always dreamed of the world. - Author: Mira Nair
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#37. Never take no for answer, and try to make films that turn you on. - Author: Mira Nair
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#38. I grew up thinking anything was possible simply because of seeing women in power - like, you know, running the country. Which is a thought that continues to give Americans indigestion ... Direction is about having a vision, but the practice of being a director is a con game - a confidence game. - Author: Mira Nair
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#39. Perhaps, what I seek now is a friend like I have never had before. Someone to share a smoke and my thoughts with. Someone who will see life with the same eyes as I do; experience the same lift of spirit when mine soars. Someone whose destiny is woven with mine even though we are bound by neither blood nor any other tie. - Author: Anita Nair
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#40. Hate dissevers takin and goral, black bear and beaver, deer, leopard and dragonfly harboured by this hermitage, hate blanches your still- human eyes, flows down larynx and pharynx and trachea, leadens the breath and whirlpools memory's voice till all you know all you feel all you seek is nothingness. - Author: Karthika Nair
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#41. Americans are not used to being bombed in their beds, but if you come from anywhere outside America, it's not highly unusual. - Author: Mira Nair
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