India quotes

  • There is no conclusive proof of Unidentified Flying Objects flying over India-China border.
    -- A. K. Antony

    #Flying #India #Borders

  • Dear Mr. and Mrs. Obama, Thank you for sending me Christmas and New Year greetings yet again. Welcome back to India... Would have loved to host you at my concert in Baroda on the 26th!
    -- A. R. Rahman

    #New Year #Years #India

  • I was born in India - but never really lived there.
    -- Aasif Mandvi

    #India #Born

  • Tell me, why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Media #Achievement #India

  • India should walk on her own shadow - we must have our own development model.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Shadow #India #Development

  • India has to be transformed into a developed nation, a prosperous nation and a healthy nation, with a value system.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Healthy #India #Prosperous

  • We will be remembered only if we give to our younger generation a prosperous and safe India, resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with civilizational heritage.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Giving #Safe #India

  • India can live without nuclear weapons. That's our dream, and it should be the dream of the U.S. also.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Dream #India #Nuclear

  • In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #India #Sickness #Terrorism

  • Today, India consumes about 682 watts per capita, far lesser than developed nations. As India develops, it will definitely require a lot more energy.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Energy #India #Today

  • Jihadis have a better bureaucracy than India.
    -- Adrian Levy

    #Government #India #Bureaucracy

  • Do we recognize the platform that Indian cinema has been given? Of course. And typically India of us, we gracefully acknowledge our host's grace and we thank you for celebrating us and our cinema.
    -- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    #Grace #India #Cinema

  • Even in India the Hindi film industry might be the best known but there are movies made in other regional languages in India, be it Tamil or Bengali. Those experiences too are different from the ones in Bombay.
    -- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    #India #Different #Might

  • Sexy in India is not considered positive. But, with today's crop of fresh faces in the modelling arena, being sexy is an asset.
    -- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    #Positive #Sexy #India

  • Most worshippers of God are intent on the advancement of their own destiny, not on His worship. In India, no one has ever claimed to be a prophet. The reason is that claims to divinity are customary.
    -- Akbar

    #Destiny #Hypocrisy #India

  • England and France were rivals, not only on the continent, but in the West Indies, in India, and in Europe.
    -- Albert Bushnell Hart

    #Europe #India #Rivals

  • It would be really great if I discovered a cure for cancer, but it would only be a little bit less great if my neighbor did. So I am pretty happy when my neighbor becomes wealthier, better educated and more innovative. I feel the same about China and India.
    -- Alex Tabarrok

    #Cancer #India #Would Be

  • Grant me thirty years of equal division of inheritances and a free press, and I will provide you with a republic.
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    #Years #India #Division

  • What's the point of being an Australian guy traveling through India if you are going to go to India to meet other Australians?
    -- Alfonso Cuaron

    #Guy #India

  • I turned atheist in the 90s when India went through troubled times - communal riots, bomb blasts... Mumbai, where I live, was badly affected. I blamed religion; also, extremists on both sides - right and left.
    -- Amish Tripathi

    #Atheist #India #Bombs

  • I just lead my life as naturally, as normally as I possibly can. But I can't help it if controversy is hounding me day in and day out. I'm quite amazed sometimes by the way they go about it. I grow a beard and it lands up in the editorial in The Times of India.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Land #India #Way

  • India has the purity, the innocence. India knows what it wants. There is a direction. It has so much to offer.
    -- Anil Kapoor

    #India #Want #Innocence

  • In India I've been to all the award functions, but that was in Hindi; now it's in English so it's a much bigger scale.
    -- Anil Kapoor

    #Awards #India #Hindi

  • India is a curious place that still preserves the past, religions, and its history. No matter how modern India becomes, it is still very much an old country.
    -- Anita Desai

    #Country #Past #India

  • We urge President Bush to abstain from the National Missile Defense, just as we urge China, India and Pakistan to discontinue their nuclear arsenals.
    -- Anna Lindh

    #President #India #Defense

  • Britons are good, though often brutal, colonists where they come into relations with entirely uncivilized tribes whose past is so remote as to be forgotten. But they trample with their heavy boots over the sensitive, delicate susceptibilities of an ancient, highly civilized and cultured nation, such as India.
    -- Annie Besant

    #Past #India #Boots

  • Wholesome food is wholesome food anywhere. I may not like something but, generally speaking, if it's a busy, street food stall serving mystery meat in India, they're in the business of serving their neighbors. They're not targeted toward a transient crowd of tourists that won't be around tomorrow. They're not in the business of poisoning their neighbors.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Meat #Tourists #India

  • For me, any kind of thing that has stood for 100 years tells me of the health of that thing. So, cinema completing a hundred years in India just says that it is very healthy.
    -- Anurag Kashyap

    #Years #Healthy #India

  • Chennai is the birthplace of a new language in cinema. The audiences here are the most evolved moviegoers to be found anywhere in India.
    -- Anurag Kashyap

    #India #Cinema #Language

  • I have stayed in south India all my life. English comes more naturally to me than Hindi.
    -- Anushka Sharma

    #India #Hindi

  • At a time when India is going through great changes and, with China, is likely to inherit the world from the West, it is important that writers like me try to highlight the brutal injustices of society.
    -- Aravind Adiga

    #Important #Trying #India

  • In India, it's the rich who have problems with obesity. And the poor are darker-skinned because they work outside and often work without their tops on so you can see their ribs.
    -- Aravind Adiga

    #Work Out #India #Ribs

  • An honest politician has no goodies to toss around. This limits his effectiveness profoundly, because political power in India is dispersed throughout a multi-tiered federal structure; a local official who has not been paid off can sometimes stop a billion-dollar project.
    -- Aravind Adiga

    #Effectiveness #Political #India

  • It has always been very difficult for writers to survive commercially in India because the market was so small. But that's not true at all any more. It's one of the world's fastest growing and most vibrant markets for books, especially in English.
    -- Aravind Adiga

    #Book #India #World

  • India's great economic boom, the arrival of the Internet and outsourcing, have broken the wall between provincial India and the world.
    -- Aravind Adiga

    #Wall #Broken #India

  • The generation that migrated to the West in the 1970s or 1960s has now lived more in the West than India, and India has changed so much. My parents fall into that category.
    -- Archie Panjabi

    #Fall #Parent #India

  • India needs a change - it cannot be ruled by 80-year-olds and by people who have done nothing for it.
    -- Arjun Rampal

    #Years #People #India

  • Dealing with corruption and staying calm is a talent most of us in India have mastered and learnt to live with.
    -- Arshad Warsi

    #India #Calm #Talent

  • We call people who work with mud and earth, and sand and stone, unskilled labor in India. I cannot in this lifetime wield the implements that they use either to dig the earth or to shovel the earth. I can't carry the loads. That's extremely specialized. But they are called unskilled, and I am called skilled because I can write with the pen. I cannot accept this. I find it extremely non-egalitarian to say they are unskilled and I am skilled. It's only a way of looking at it. Knowledge is also like that.
    -- Aruna Roy

    #Writing #People #India

  • In a country like India, the British were only able to rule the country because it had completely co-opted the elite of the country, who did their work for them.
    -- Arundhati Roy

    #Country #India #Able

  • Dams are the temples of secular India and almost worshipped. They are huge, wet cement flags that wave in our minds. They're the symbol of nationalism to many.
    -- Arundhati Roy

    #Mind #India #Flags

  • As a woman who grew up in a village in India, I've spent my whole life fighting tradition. There's no way that I want to be a traditional Indian housewife.
    -- Arundhati Roy

    #Fighting #India #Village

  • The Congress has historically played covert communal politics in order to create what in India we call vote banks where you pit one community against another and so on in order to secure votes.
    -- Arundhati Roy

    #Order #Community #India

  • I am looking forward and I am hoping that I will be the catalyst that makes India and Pakistan live for peace forever.
    -- Asif Ali Zardari

    #Forever #India #Pakistan

  • The overwhelming public sentiment in India was that no meaningful dialogue can be held with Pakistan until it abandons the use of terrorism as an instrument of its foreign policy.
    -- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    #Meaningful #India #Pakistan

  • Declaring victory without war .. the belief that India gave up the option of war under American pressure is totally wrong.
    -- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    #War #Victory #India

  • People who ask us when we will hold talks with Pakistan are perhaps not aware that over the last 55 years, every initiative for a dialogue with Pakistan has invariably come from India.
    -- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    #Years #People #India

  • We are Indians, firstly and lastly.
    -- B. R. Ambedkar

    #India #Republic Day

  • The sovereignty of scriptures of all religions must come to an end if we want to have a united integrated modern India.
    -- B. R. Ambedkar

    #India #Want #Scripture

  • Western films don't do very well in India.
    -- Baz Luhrmann

    #India #Film #Wells

  • And then a great thing in my life was going to India.
    -- Beatrice Wood

    #India #Great Things

  • I'm not too interested in books about India.
    -- Beatrice Wood

    #Book #India

  • If the deaf are to hear, the sound has to be very loud. When we dropped the bomb, it was not our intention to kill anybody. We have bombed the British Government. The British must quit India and make her free.
    -- Bhagat Singh

    #Government #Sound #India

  • In India, there are real consequences to inattention; drivers who jeopardize pedestrians can be lynched on the spot.
    -- Bharati Mukherjee

    #Real #India #Inattention

  • The American lawn uses more resources than any other agricultural industry in the world. It uses more phosphates than India and puts on more poisons than any other form of agriculture.
    -- Bill Mollison

    #Agriculture #India #Poison

  • Finally, we should help developing nations like China and India curb their exponentially increasing consumption of oil and natural gas, which is driving world prices higher.
    -- Bobby Jindal

    #Oil #India #World

  • India, in particular, is looking to develop nuclear power for domestic, commercial use, and we should work with them. This is a good deal for both countries.
    -- Bobby Jindal

    #Country #India #Nuclear

  • India Are Playing Very Good Cricket Under The Leadership Of MS Dhoni.
    -- Brian Lara

    #Ms Dhoni #India #Cricket

  • India is a reservoir of alternative interpretations of what the global is, and these ways of viewing the world need to be exposed.
    -- Bruno Latour

    #India #Needs #Alternatives

  • I had a very elitist, snobbish, expensive education in India, and that almost destroyed me.
    -- Bunker Roy

    #Motivation #Inspiration #India

  • We will go to every part of Tamil Nadu and tell the people that Hindi is coming and that it is like a thunder strike on the heads of Tamil and Dravidian people.... If Hindi were to become the official language of India, Hindi-speaking people will govern us. We will be treated like third rate citizens
    -- C. N. Annadurai

    #People #India #Citizens

  • India is definitely one of the markets where we can expect growth and a potential to do well.
    -- Carlos Ghosn

    #Growth #India #Wells

  • The true India resides in its villages
    -- Charan Singh

    #Powerful #India #Village

  • I have that precious commodity - freedom. I can live my life a day at a time, and I am open to whatever the next day brings. I know I sound as if I have been off with some guru in India, but I haven't. I've come to realise the value of being able to decide for oneself.
    -- Cherie Lunghi

    #Sound #India #Able

  • It's a different thing shooting for 10 weeks in India as opposed to on a set on stage pretending you're in India
    -- Chris Kattan

    #India #Different #Shooting

  • Here in L.A., there are a lot of dead spots, and you have to drive to find energy, but all of India is so energetic
    -- Chris Kattan

    #Energy #India #Spots

  • The U.S. is looking to India as more then just a marketplace for our defense products, but as a technology, aerospace and strategic partner for our future endeavors.
    -- Christopher Bond

    #Technology #Aerospace #India

  • I'm telling you that India is that way, now set my course.
    -- Christopher Columbus

    #Sailing #India #Way

  • Already, China's world-leading solar industry provides water heating for 35 million buildings, and India's pioneering use of rainwater harvesting brings clean water to tens of thousands of homes.
    -- Christopher Flavin

    #Home #Water #India

  • A decade ago, critics suggested biotech crops would not be valuable in the developing world. Now 90 percent of farmers who benefit are resource-poor farmers in developing countries. These helped alleviate 7.7 million subsistence farmers in China, India, South Africa, the Philippines from abject poverty.
    -- Clive James

    #Country #India #Benefits

  • It is time for the rest of the world to join ... in demanding that ALL the nuclear weapons states -including Israel, India and Pakistan, but above all the US and Russia - negotiate concrete steps on a definite time-table toward the global, inspected abolition of nuclear weapons.
    -- Daniel Ellsberg

    #Russia #Israel #India

  • The extraordinary thing about India is that it's such a family place. It's full of families everywhere.
    -- Danny Boyle

    #India #Extraordinary Things #Extraordinary

  • I want completing the single market to be our driving mission. I want us to be at the forefront of transformative trade deals with the US, Japan and India as part of the drive towards global free trade. And I want us to be pushing to exempt Europe's smallest entrepreneurial companies from more EU directives.
    -- David Cameron

    #Japan #Europe #India

  • To balance China, the democracies will need new friends - and India with its fast-growing economy, youthful population, and democratic politics seems the obvious candidate.
    -- David Frum

    #Democracy #Balance #India

  • We're living in a time when the world has suddenly discovered India because it's run out of raw material for its imagination. The raw materials for imagination are inexhaustible here.
    -- Deepak Chopra

    #Running #Imagination #India

  • On my tenth birthday a bicycle and an atlas coincided as gifts, and a few days later I decided to cycle to India...However, I was a cunning child so I kept my ambition to myself, thus avoiding the tolerant amusement it would have provoked among my elders.
    -- Dervla Murphy

    #Children #Ambition #India

  • On my tenth birthday a bicycle and an atlas coincided as presents and a few days later I decided to cycle to India.
    -- Dervla Murphy

    #India #Atlas #Bicycle

  • I'm an Asian guy growing up in London so I see myself as British, but India is part of my culture.
    -- Dev Patel

    #Growing Up #Guy #India

  • The success of the young entrepreneur will be the key to India's transformation in the new millennium.
    -- Dhirubhai Ambani

    #Keys #Entrepreneur #India

  • We must always go for the best. Do not compromise on quality. Reject if it is not the best - not only the best in India, but globally.
    -- Dhirubhai Ambani

    #Quality #India #Compromise

  • Pink is the navy blue of India.
    -- Diana Vreeland

    #Blue #Navy #India

  • India is the one area of the sub-continent where we haven't won since I have been involved with England
    -- Duncan Fletcher

    #India #England #Continents

  • But nothing in India is identifiable, the mere asking of a question causes it to disappear or to merge in something else.
    -- E. M. Forster

    #Causes #India #Asking

  • The book [ A Passage to India ] shows signs of fatigue and disillusionment; but it has chapters of clear and triumphant beauty, and above all it makes us wonder, what will he write next?
    -- E. M. Forster

    #Book #Writing #India

  • It's estimated that one million girls in India 'disappear' every year.
    -- Elizabeth Vargas

    #Girl #Years #India

  • This republic was not established by cowards; and cowards will not preserve it.
    -- Elmer Davis

    #Coward #India #Republic

  • In India even the most mundane inquiries have a habit of ending this way. There may be two answers, there may be five, a dozen or a hundred; the only thing that is certain is that all will be different.
    -- Eric Newby

    #Two #India #Different

  • Pantaenus was one of these and is said to have gone to India. It is reported that among persons there who knew of Christ, he found the Gospel according to Matthew, which had anticipated his own arrival. For Bartholomew, one of the apostles, had preached to them, and left with them the writing of Matthew in the Hebrew language, which they had preserved till that time. After many good deeds, Pantaenus finally became the head of the school at Alexandria, and expounded the treasures of divine doctrine both orally and in writing.
    -- Eusebius

    #Writing #School #India

  • The American consumer, even today, the weight of the American consumer in the global economy is China plus India doubled. So, it's tough to replace that.
    -- Fareed Zakaria

    #India #Weight #Today

  • I feel like the history between Israel and Palestine has a lot in common with the history between India and Pakistan.
    -- Freida Pinto

    #Israel #India #Pakistan

  • I did not particularly enjoy modeling. I felt I was only utilizing 10 or 20 percent of my abilities. In India, it's just another job.
    -- Freida Pinto

    #Jobs #India #Enjoy

  • Not much is done to promote non-cricket sports in India. There is a lot of talk about how sports needs to reach the grassroots and how it should be introduced as a subject in school, but nothing has been done to that effect.
    -- Gagan Narang

    #Sports #School #India

  • We also know that China and India, as their economies ramp up, are using more and more energy.
    -- Gale Norton

    #Energy #India #Economy

  • I am always fascinated by India.
    -- Gary Ackerman

    #India

  • India is a regional power. It does not need anything to establish it.
    -- Gary Ackerman

    #India #Doe #Needs

  • India profoundly changed my outlook on life because you see how people can be content and very happy with little or even no possessions. It's the reverse of the West.
    -- Gary Wright

    #People #India #Littles

  • In 1972, George Harrison invited me to accompany him on a trip to India.
    -- Gary Wright

    #India #Accompany

  • Mundra Port remains committed towards setting up of world-class port infrastructure and facilities in India.
    -- Gautam Adani

    #Class #India #World

  • My great-grandfather was in the army in India, and we have photographs of my family there in full Victorian dress. They're incredibly romantic.
    -- Georgina Chapman

    #Army #Grandfather #India

  • I noted that people are happy here in India. When I went back home, people had everything in the materialistic sense and were surrounded with abundance, but they were not happy.
    -- Goldie Hawn

    #Home #People #India