"You know, the sad thing of post-9/11, which was of course horrific, was that the city in which I felt completely at home for two decades, suddenly people like us - brown people - were looked at as the 'Others.'"
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Mira Nair on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Mira Nair on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Mira Nair on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Mira Nair on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Mira Nair on Robert Frost
"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."