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Mira Nair Quotes





I always like to reveal the fact that the emperor has no clothes. And children are best at that. They teach us how to see the world in that sense. They are without artifice; they see it for what it is. I am drawn to that ruthless honesty.
 

I am an independent film-maker first and foremost. I have always cut my own cloth.
 

I grew up in a very small town which is remote even by Indian standards. I always dreamed of the world.
 

I know what it's like to be in one place and dream of another. I also know what it's like to feel that nostalgia is a fairly useless thing because it is stasis.
 

I want to question what the outside is and who defines it. I often find those that are considered to be on the outside extremely inspiring.
 

It's only at this age that I can say the word 'art' without flinching.
 

Never treat anything you do as a stepping stone. Do it fully, and follow it completely.
 

They say now in America that final cut doesn't mean anything. As Harvey Weinstein said to some film-maker, 'You can have final cut. I'll open your film in Arkansas.'
 

Truth is more peculiar than fiction. Life is really a startling place.