"It's only at this age that I can say the word 'art' without flinching."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Mira Nair on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Mira Nair on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Mira Nair on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Mira Nair on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Mira Nair on Robert Frost
"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."
"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."