"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."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Mira Nair on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Mira Nair on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Mira Nair on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Mira Nair on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Mira Nair on Marilyn Monroe
"It's only at this age that I can say the word 'art' without flinching."
"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."
"Creative freedom is an imperative for me, but it doesn't really exist in a Hollywood game."
"I am at home in many cultures. I live actively in three continents and I've done that for most of my life, so I just make films as I see the world, and that happens to speak to people. I do things that I want to do."
"New York City is home to so many people from so many places and the uniqueness of it is that you never feel a foreigner. English is almost hardly ever heard in the subway. In fact, it's weird."