"I think films have to reach people and really grab them. That's what I hope to do when I make a film - to get under your skin and really make you think about something, and have a transporting time that takes you somewhere."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Mira Nair on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Mira Nair on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Mira Nair on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Mira Nair on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Mira Nair on Dalai Lama
"It's only at this age that I can say the word 'art' without flinching."
"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."
"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."