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1. "I grew up, as many Indians do, in an archipelago of tongues. My maternal grandfather, who was a surgeon in the city of Madras, was fluent in at least four languages and used each of them daily."
Author: Aravind Adiga
2. "Luego se casó con mi madrastra y todo cambió. Ella descubrió enseguida que yo era un bicho raro. Todo empezó cuando me enganché a las telenovelas mexicanas."
Author: Darynda Jones
3. "The double hundred Fowler hit in the Madras Test was an absolute beauty."
Author: David Gower
4. "There is much in our culture to affront the eye of the fervent terrorist postulant, things out there that do us no favors, to be sure. If, for example, it came to light that the dangerously thin, affectless, value-deficient, higher aspiration-free, amateur-porn chanteuse Paris Hilton was actually a covert agent from some secret Taliban madrassa whose mission was to portray the ultimate capitalist-whore puppet of a doomed society with nothing more on its mind than servitude to Mammon and celebrity at any cost, I wouldn't be a bit surprised."
Author: David Rakoff
5. "I've been to Delhi, Madras, Bangalore and a lot of other cities, but I have never seen a crime set-up like that in Bombay."
Author: Gregory David Roberts
6. "This was the woman Narasimhan had married, as opposed to whatever girl from Madras his family wanted for him. Subhash wondered how his family reacted to her. He wondered if she'd ever been to India. If she had, he wondered whether she'd liked it or hated it. He could not guess from looking at her"
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
7. "My films play only in Bengal, and my audience is the educated middle class in the cities and small towns. They also play in Bombay, Madras and Delhi where there is a Bengali population."
Author: Satyajit Ray
8. "Sometimes a director is making three films. Perhaps he is shooting a film in Madras and a film in Bombay and he can't leave Madras as some shooting has to be done, so he directs by telephone. The shooting takes place. On schedule."
Author: Satyajit Ray
9. "Most of the top actors and actresses may be working in ten or twelve films at the same time, so they will give one director two hours and maybe shoot in Bombay in the morning and Madras in the evening. It happens."
Author: Satyajit Ray
10. "Sannheten må slås inn med harde spiker, men ikke noe menneske kan slå spiker i en madrass!"
Author: Tove Jansson
11. "Every major movement in world history has recognized the strategic importance of mobilizing children. The Nazis had their Hitler Youth bands. The Chinese Communists had their Red Guards. The Taliban in Afghanistan had their madrash schools to instill extremism in the young. The great omission seems to be unique to Christians."
Author: Wess Stafford
12. "Penyakit orang-orang 'muda' yang baru menapakkan kakinya beberapa langkah di dunia ilmu keislaman adalah mereka tidak mengetahui kecuali satu pendapat dan satu sudut pandang yang mereka dapatkan dari satu orang syaikh. Mereka membatasi diri dalam satu madrasah dan tidak bersedia mendengar pendapat lainnya atau mendiskusikan pendapat-pendapat lain yang berbeda dengannya.."
Author: Yusuf Al Qaradawi

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