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Sharing a strange experience from my student years at Manchester, England, during late 1970's. I had just arrived in England from India, and was searching for an accommodation, basically a room to rent. I always used to call the English landlords by phnoe first, to ensure that a room was available, and then visit those addresses, located miles away, by taking the bus or a train. Upon my arrival, I was always told that either there was no room at all or that the room was just rented. After a dozen or so such frustrating experiences, it became clear to me that the room was always available - but those English landlords and landladies were reluctant to rent it to someone like me, an Indian or a non-white person. Interestingly, the room was always available to my voice on the phone, because my voice could not reveal either my skin color, or my race, or my national origin. The mystery was thus dispelled, and yet that realization was surely a rude awakening to the true color of English society. It was my first encounter with prejudice and discrimination, and the most shocking moment that shatters one's innocence completely - especially after coming from a noble culture and the best upbringing that takes pride in Equality. I shall always remain thankful to England for the best education that I received during my M.S. and Ph.D., as much as for such exposure to the dark side of the real world. Years later, after coming to America, I realized that America is a whole new wonderful world that welcomes all, and treats everyone with respect and dignity they deserve. God Bless America!
– Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate
Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.
– M. F. K. Fisher
Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent.
– Dave Barry
She (India) has left indelible imprints on one fourth of the human race in the course of a long succession of centuries. She has the right to reclaim... her place amongst the great nations summarizing and symbolizing the spirit of humanity. From Persia to the Chinese sea, from the icy regions of Siberia to Islands of Java and Borneo, India has propagated her beliefs, her tales, and her civilization.
– Sylvia Levi
She became interested in performing when she was six and won a scholarship to the school. If she hadn't, she couldn't have gone.
– Shelley Williams
She calls, unanswered. He texts: "Are you ok?" . She: "I am ok, I just wanted to feel your presence.." . He: "Yeah, I'm here..I'm still here..".
– The wise Pharoah Moe
She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook.
– Tommy Manville
She did not talk to people as if they were strange hard shells she had to crack open to get inside. She talked as if she were already in the shell. In their very shell.
– Marita Bonner
She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.
– Gabriel García Márquez
She does not get upset by anything. She takes things very calmly and she has been that way her whole life.
– Irma Capovilla
She drove me away like a dog ! Poor Nicky ! Poor Russia !
– Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia
She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket.
– Raymond Chandler
She gave me more than just a sweater vest that night. She gave me all this. Nothing. She gave me nothing. That's what I need. No phone book, no Game Boy, no pasta maker, TV Guide. Nowhere to go, nothing to do.
– Andrew Schneider
She gave up beauty in her tender youth, gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways; she covered up her eyes lest they should gaze on vanity, and chose the bitter truth.
– Christina Rossetti
She got her looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon.
– Groucho Marx
She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.
– W. Somerset Maugham
She had an unequalled gift... of squeezing big mistakes into small opportunities.
– Henry James
She had fortunately always her appetite for news. The pure flame of the disinterested burned in her cave of treasures as a lamp in a Byzantine vault.
– Henry James, "The Ambassadors", Book Ninth, Chapter 2
She had learned the self-deprecating ways of the woman who does not want to be thought hard and grasping, but her artifices could not always cover the nakedness of her need to excel.
– Faith Sullivan
She had wit, she had grace, she had beauty; But above all, she had truth.
– Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
She has admitted she was not hostile to the Nazis before 1940. She says she was anti-Nazi after 1940, but has produced no evidence that she criticized the Nazis then. She wrote anti-Semitic words in 1938–41, and there is no evidence she was compelled to write them. Queried on her anti-Semitic writings, she told me: "I have never written anything in my life that I did not believe to be true.
– John Mearsheimer
She is a friend of my mind... The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.
– Toni Morrison
She is a peacock in everything but beauty.
– Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
She is a wife who is notable in her house; she is a wife who beareth children; she is a wife whose husband is as her life; she is a wife who is obedient to her lord. The wife is half the man; a wife is man?s dearest friend; a wife is the source of his religion, his worldly profit, and his love. He who hath a wife maketh offerings in his house. Those who have wives are blest with good fortune. Wives are friends, who, by their kind and gentle speech, soothe you in your retirement. In your distresses they are as mothers, and they are refreshment to those who are travellers in the rugged paths of life.
– Mahabharata
She is not fair to outward view As many maidens be Her loveliness I never knew Until she smiled on me Oh then I saw her eye was bright, A well of love, a spring of light.
– Hartley Coleridge

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