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Top 100 Quotes About Asian

#1. The first initial feeling, at least for me, was to go out and play well and hopefully win and have the Asian community be even more proud. - Author: Michael Chang
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#2. I majored in Chinese. I was never really good at Chinese but I really, really benefited from having been exposed to Asian philosophy early in my life. - Author: Martha Beck
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#3. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month provides us all an opportunity to reflect upon this community's many contributions and to celebrate its bright future. - Author: Nydia Velazquez
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#4. Basically, Koreans are the Marlboro Men of Asia. - Author: Euny Hong
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#5. I'm Asian-American, and I was the only Chinese girl growing up in a white school in San Diego. So I understood what it was like to be different, to always want to fit in and never feel like you ever could. - Author: Tess Gerritsen
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#6. Will: 'Singing the praises of our fair city? We treat you well here, don't we, James? I doubt I'd have that kind of luck in Shanghai. What do you call us there again?'
Jem: 'Yang guizi ... foreign devils. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#7. Anyone who watches a lot of television, or listens to pop music, is familiar with a certain vision of America. If not exactly colorblind, this America is one in which different races easily interact, in which a white person might have an Asian boss, Hispanic stepson, or African-American frenemy. - Author: Wesley Morris
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#8. Spend some memorable moments in London, under the eve of exciting surroundings. Let your fantasies come true during the sessions of Oriental massage London. Your companion during massage session will give you extra high shots and strokes for the fulfillment of your sultry dreams. - Author: Alex Hayden
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#9. Because the Asian market is so omnivorous, it affects all the shark populations up and down the Central and South American coast, and to a certain extent the East Coast of the United States as well. - Author: Peter Benchley
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#10. So in Asia I want to make - I want to succeed to make a model of what success, practicing democracy, and market economy. Then that will give a good influence over Asian countries. - Author: Kim Dae-jung
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#11. When death becomes an escape, when it becomes attractive, the purpose of life is fulfilled. To teach one it's futility, it's worthlessness, that is the purpose of life. Incongruously, its value lies in having imparted that lesson.
Bhanggi - Author: Faiqa Mansab
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#12. I hope that at this moment you are thinking of yourself as a human being rather than as an American, Asian, European, African, or member of any particular country. These loyalties are secondary. - Author: Dalai Lama
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#13. Asian face and local language skills to handle the cash. I had just returned to the States from Vietnam, having left the military under a cloud, the origins of which I was able to understand only years later. My mother, the American half of the marriage, had just died; I had no brothers or sisters; - Author: Barry Eisler
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#14. We went through a period of time when if you were of Asian descent, you would play a terrorist or you would play, you know, like, the 7-Eleven guy or you would play that. And then really watch television now. - Author: Reshma Shetty
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#15. Asian countries produce eight times as many engineering bachelors as the United States, and the number of U.S. students graduating at the masters and PhD levels in these areas is declining. - Author: Mark Kennedy
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#16. One of the great disappointments of our time has been that the United States, a beacon of hope during the freedom struggles of the Asian peoples, succumbed to the views and greater colonial experience of nations grown to power in an earlier period. - Author: Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
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#17. I was made fun of in the Midwest - I was the only Asian in my graduating class of 200. Fortunately, I found my niche, and it was fine. But I wanted to be so white, you wouldn't believe it. I was like, 'I want to be white; I don't want to be this anymore.' But now I embrace it. - Author: Reggie Lee
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#18. When I started publishing my work, one of the biggest surprises to me was the recurring question about my background and why I wasn't doing more stories about Asian-Americans. - Author: Adrian Tomine
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#19. I have minor characters who are Asian-American, and I've been using them throughout my career, but they've never taken center stage, they've never been really powerful, they've never expressed some of the experiences I had growing up in the U.S. Johnny Tam is the first one. - Author: Tess Gerritsen
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#20. You believe that all humanity came from Adam and Eve, and humans have not evolved at all since. So tell me; between the two of them, which was black, which was white, and which was Asian? - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#21. Turkey is a European country, an Asian country, a Middle Eastern country, Balkan country, Caucasian country, neighbor to Africa, Black Sea country, Caspian Sea, all these. - Author: Ahmet Davutoglu
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#22. There had been a scandal: a year previously, the chair, Professor Gregoriades, had been accused of using a derogatory term in reference to some Asian patients. - Author: Teju Cole
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#23. There are thousands of other women to choose from. You understand me? And this court runs on ambition alone. - Author: Cindy Pon
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#24. In many Asian households, to not go on to higher education, that's like a big no-no. I know my parents' discouragement was for my own protection, and I'm really close to them now, but they didn't understand that there is value in this. That's because they didn't know. - Author: Sandra Oh
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#25. Now look at the crowd. We've got everybody here tonight: Black, white, Asian, Latinos - and guess what? President Obama says we can all stay! God Bless America! - Author: Pitbull
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#26. We do have Museums of African American Art in the United States, and there is a National Museum of Women's Art. However, I believe Latinos are best served by displaying their art next to the art of other groups, particularly North American, European, and even Asian artists. - Author: Mari Carmen Ramirez
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#27. Asian colleges would do well to use a broad range of criteria in selecting students and move beyond the unproductive "examination hell. " - Author: Henry Rosovsky
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#28. There are no Asian movie stars - Author: Aaron Sorkin
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#29. I feel like decades ago it was either you're black, white, Asian or Hispanic, or whatever, but today we see more of an acceptance for people with multi-nationalities. - Author: Annie Ilonzeh
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#30. America must realize, there are conditions she must accept in Asia. The first is a diversity of Asian cultures, governments, economic and political systems; the second, that to run against the tide of Asian nationalism is worse than impractical - it is also highly dangerous. - Author: Ferdinand Marcos
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#31. I think the rise of Asian models is an absolutely beautiful thing. - Author: Tyra Banks
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#32. The Asian brand, which I admire for having become a global success, is Samsung. In comparison, we're just starting, but I believe that we at Uniqlo will be the next Asian brand to do well globally. - Author: Tadashi Yanai
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#33. Our theme for this year's festivities, Dreams and Challenges of Asian Pacific Americans, speaks to the many generations of Asian Pacific Americans who worked hard to overcome economic hardship, racism and other barriers in their pursuit of the American dream. - Author: Lucille Roybal-Allard
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#34. After Halle Berry does her films and Queen Latifah does her films, it's left to all the black, Latino and Asian actresses to fight over a couple of roles. I opted for some TV. There's just not a ton of work in film. - Author: Gabrielle Union
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#35. Those of us in the first American generations have had to figure out how the invisible world the emigrants built around our childhoods fits in solid America. - Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
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#36. the fact that she completely obscured his view of the road was quite irrelevant since Asian drivers never look where they're going. - Author: Dervla Murphy
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#37. Membership of a larger group is not an identity. Being Asian is not an identity. Being gay is not an identity. Being deaf, blind, or wheelchair-bound is not an identity, nor is being economically deprived. - Author: Lionel Shriver
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#38. It's not like that often, I mean, I suppose out of a ratio of 10 fans maybe like 1 or 2 of 'em might be Asian, and maybe every second or third time they might bring up something that they're Asian and I'm Asian. - Author: James Iha
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#39. People say, "How come you play bad guys so much?" And I say, "Well, have you seen many Asian good-guy roles?" - Author: Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
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#40. Growing up, I thought I was white. It didn't occur to me I was Asian-American until I was studying abroad in Denmark and there was a little bit of prejudice. - Author: Maya Lin
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#41. The majority of my blood is Asian. - Author: Tiger Woods
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#42. I have hidden my race for 22 books. I have hidden behind my married name, which is very Caucasian, because I didn't feel safe coming out with it. I didn't feel that the market would really accept me. I think I felt it's time to start bringing in an Asian-American point of view. - Author: Tess Gerritsen
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#43. With theatre, we all agree to suspend our disbelief about so many things, but not about race. It's totally OK to have one actor playing five roles - people are willing to believe that. But they won't believe it if there's a black or an Asian kid who has white parents. What does that say about us? - Author: David Henry Hwang
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#44. It's interesting for myself, growing up as an Asian-American filmmaker. Coming into the industry, my parents always said, "No one's going to give you the opportunity. You just have to do the work. Be better than everyone else, so they can't deny it." - Author: Daniel Radcliffe
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#45. I think being an Asian woman has been more of an advantage than a disadvantage. It helps me stand out from the rest of the entertainers out there. Again, being from such an ethnically diverse place like New York, you get comfortable and confident with being different! - Author: Nadia Ali
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#46. Sydney in general is eclectic. You can be on that brilliant blue ocean walk in the morning and then within 20 minutes you can be in a completely vast suburban sprawl or an Italian or Asian suburb, and it's that mix of people, it's that melting pot of people that give it its vital personality. - Author: Baz Luhrmann
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#47. When you look at the Asians, the Asian is very gifted in creation, creativity and inventions. If you go to Japan or any Asian country, they can turn a television into a watch. They're very creative. And you look at the Indians, they have been very gifted in the spirituality. - Author: Reggie White
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#48. Manga uses Japanese traditional structures in how to teach the student and to transmit a very direct message. You learn from the teacher by watching from behind his back. The whole teacher-master thing is part of Asian culture, I think. - Author: Takashi Murakami
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#49. To be honest, I'm really into folk music, and I love Big Phony. I like Priscilla Ahn, and yeah, I really support Asian-American artists. - Author: Justin Chon
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#50. A whole bunch of big technological shocks occurred when Asian innovations - paper, gunpowder, the stirrup, the moldboard plow and so on - came to Europe via the Silk Road. - Author: Charles C. Mann
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#51. The challenge to America is to extend to Asia the defensive shield of American power in forms consonant with Asian freedom and self-respect. - Author: Ferdinand Marcos
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#52. You think we live in Norway or something? Amir Jordan is Pakistani. There's also an Asian guy, some Puerto Ricans, and the starting left wing has, like, carrot-hair. he must be Irish. It's the whole UN over there. - Author: Sarah Ockler
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#53. We have created Black, White, Asian, and other racial Churches; but we fail to understand that there is only one Church and one Gospel.It is the Church and Gospel of Jesus Christ. John 1:12 - Author: Felix Wantang
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#54. I know about lots of things that have nothing to do with being Asian, that you would never guess from looking at me. I know all about musical theater. I could go on 'Jeopardy!' and knock off the whole Broadway show tunes category. Also the whole Bible stories category. - Author: B. D. Wong
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#55. You have to believe in its principles. Anything is possible, as long as it's for the good of the world. Make the exception. Live exceptionally. And if you can't do that, maybe we should consider whether you're right for the project. Think about it, then let's talk tomorrow. - Author: Amy Tan
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#56. There are aspects of Asian culture in my work, but it's really rooted in an American experience - transcendentalism, '60s counterculture, punk rock. - Author: Fred Tomaselli
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#57. Christians are now wide open to Asian religions, ready, in the words of Vatican II, to "acknowledge, preserve and promote the spiritual and moral goods" found among them. - Author: Thomas Merton
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#58. You don't get respect for being an Asian-American basketball player in the U.S. - Author: Jeremy Lin
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#59. The dramatic modernization of the Asian economies ranks alongside the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution as one of the most important developments in economic history. - Author: Lawrence Summers
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#60. You're gonna check my computer records? Is that important? I don't think the government needs to know how I feel about teen Asian sluts in order to fight terrorism. - Author: Greg Giraldo
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#61. American high school students trail teenagers from 14 European and Asian countries in reading, math and science. We're even trailing France. - Author: Suzanne Fields
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#62. People like to say that East Asians in general, and Japanese in particular, are not very expressive: there's that term 'inscrutable.' But often, Europeans just don't get the Asian codes. Believe me, the message is being expressed OK. - Author: David Mitchell
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#63. Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad. - Author: Denis Diderot
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#64. We have a lion, tiger, liger, which is the father is a lion and the mother is a tiger, black and spotted leopard, mountain lion, Asian leopard cats. Weve got a tremendous number of the exotic feline. - Author: Tippi Hedren
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#65. It always interested me that 'Goodness Gracious Me' and 'The Kumars,' when shown around the world, were referred to as British comedy. It was only here that they were referred to as Asian comedy, even though I always felt it was very British in its humour and structure. - Author: Sanjeev Bhaskar
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#66. Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents. - Author: Alan Dundes
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#67. I am interested in garnering the white vote, and the black vote, and the Latin vote, and the Asian vote, and the business vote, and the labor vote. - Author: Harold Washington
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#68. The Singapore Open is the flagship event of the Asian Tour, it is a massive event and it is being played in a great place. I love coming here and it is good to be back. - Author: Lee Westwood
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#69. The Asian airlines have the best wine programs. - Author: Alain Ducasse
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#70. Happiness in a family really revolves around how much money I have in my disposal. - Author: Vann Chow
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#71. No place is perfect, but I admire Oahu for its offering of the tropical and the urban, and then its Asian-inflected culture and cuisines. - Author: Chang-rae Lee
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#72. I am a cultural Frankenstein - Author: Lucy Chau Lai-Tuen
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#73. I know this kind of girl," Grace was saying. "It's the worst kind of combination of abuse and privilege, and growing up in this, like, greenhorn southern-Californian Asian upper-middle-class ghetto, where everyone is so shallow and money-craven. - Author: Gary Shteyngart
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#74. In the past, Japan through its colonial rule and aggression caused tremendous damage and suffering for the people of many countries, particularly those of Asian nations. - Author: Junichiro Koizumi
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#75. I bring quadruple diversity to the Senate: I'm a woman; I'll be the first Asian woman ever to be elected to the U.S. Senate; I am an immigrant; I am a Buddhist. When I said this at one of my gatherings, they said, 'Yes, but are you gay?' and I said, 'Nobody's perfect.' - Author: Mazie Hirono
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#76. There aren't as many roles, and I think there's a lack of openness in casting an Asian character in a leading role or unless they're a stereotype. It's been hard. I've been able to play some non-stereotypical roles, which is great, but I have a lot of Asian actor friends who are struggling. - Author: Kimiko Glenn
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#77. I always tell Asian actors, especially Filipinos wanting to break into Hollywood, to study, study and study and show their best. I haven't stopped studying. There's an abundance of roles, and all you have to do is prove to them that you are good for the role. - Author: Reggie Lee
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#78. I think it is not necessary at this time to put forth a grand vision such as an East Asian Community. What we must do before that is create scenarios for Japan's response in case of a serious territorial incident. - Author: Yoshihiko Noda
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#79. The developing coherence of Asian regional thinking is reflected in a disposition to consider problems and loyalties in regional terms, and to evolve regional approaches to development needs and to the evolution of a New World Order. - Author: Richard M. Nixon
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#80. These days I'm mostly familiar with two parts of L.A.: one is movie culture, and the other is Asian culture. The Westside is work, and the Eastside is Chinese - which means my friends. - Author: Ang Lee
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#81. There's so much emphasis on the economic might of China, of Southeast Asia, Asian 'Super Tigers' and things like that. But nobody was really looking from the perspective of a family story, of these individuals. - Author: Kevin Kwan
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#82. Teachers still command great respect in the families and societies of many Asian cultures. - Author: Andy Hargreaves
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#83. I think Anna and the King is a look at Asia from the Asian perspective, reflecting the Asian experience, which is very rare. - Author: Jodie Foster
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#84. My great blessing is my son, but I have daughters. I have white ones and Black ones and fat ones and thin ones and pretty ones and plain. I have gay ones and straight. I have daughters. I have Asian ones, I have Jewish ones, I have Muslim ones. - Author: Maya Angelou
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#85. I'm not sure if being Chinese really helped, but I do think that if a non-Asian had written a book called 'Crazy Rich Asians,' they might not have been looked upon so kindly. - Author: Kevin Kwan
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#86. I wanted to try to create characters that happen to be Asian but who are pretty different from those we generally see in our culture, in our commercial culture. - Author: Adrian Tomine
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#87. It was 1989, and the word 'Muslim' wasn't even really used in Britain at the time; you were either black or Asian. - Author: Leila Aboulela
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#88. I'm not doing much, said Jared, warm in her mind, the amusement lingering. Just stuck in an elevator with this creepy Asian girl giving me a death glare. - Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
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#89. In 2008, Putin's message was, 'We aren't like a Central Asian republic, we aren't going to build a personalistic regime, we will have institutions.' This is all abolished now. The very idea of a governing party and party career, as you have in China, that didn't work. - Author: Ivan Krastev
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#90. America is a country formed by diverse communities from different countries. Overall, the country is very hospitable and gives opportunities to grow. Saying that, I'd also say I'm not a 'white' immigrant; a South Asian's experience is different than, say, a European immigrant's. - Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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#91. Chinese culture has a lot of virtues that are tremendously valuable to not only us as Asian-Americans, but also the world in general. - Author: Martin Yan
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#92. I'm 50% Asian actually, so yes I was born in Paris but I feel more international than French so I can't talk about French women. - Author: Berenice Marlohe
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#93. We had to have white people front like the chef and owners. It was not OK for my dad to sell steak, but white people cooking Asian get more attention than the people in Chinatown who actually know what the fuck they're doing. - Author: Eddie Huang
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#94. Maybe all teenagers feel like they don't fit in. I never felt like a cool kid. I remember being bullied for being Asian. - Author: Ruth Ozeki
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#95. I've been wanting for a long time to create a show which allowed me to show the British Asian community in a truly three-dimensional way, exploring the relationships between generations and what it means to be British and Asian as values become fluid. - Author: Gurinder Chadha
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#96. By transporting Asian species to North America, and North American species to Australia, and Australian species to Africa, and European species to Antarctica, we are, in effect, reassembling the world into one enormous supercontinent - what biologists sometimes refer to as the New Pangaea. - Author: Elizabeth Kolbert
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#97. one would expect to see a flow of investments in Africa from other countries, especially China and other Asian nations. - Author: Thomas Piketty
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#98. Sometimes I even feel funny to say I'm in a biracial marriage because people are like, 'Oh, he's Asian?' The subtext is, 'Who cares? You didn't marry a black person.' - Author: Diane Farr
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#99. Asia is the continent rhythm forgot. At best Asian music is off-brand American pop, like Sonny Bono in a karaoke bar. At worst Asian music sounds as if a truck full of wind chimes collided
with a stack of empty oil drums during a birdcall contest. - Author: P. J. O'Rourke
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#100. All my favorite establishments were either overly crowded or pathetically empty. People either sipped fine vintages in celebration or gulped intoxicants of who cares what kind, drowning themselves in a lack of moderation, raising a glass to lower inhibitions, imbibing spirits to raise their own. - Author: Monique Truong
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