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Mad Country Quotes

Samrat Upadhyay
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Whatever the case, it's our country, and we need to love it. If we abandon it at the first sign of difficulty, then we're the ones who are hopeless.
-- Shalini's mother (Fast Forward)

Importance: After the disappearance of her colleague Chitra, Shalini tells her mother that she has considered returning to America, and her mother responds that this is an ineffective response to the situation. If Shalini stops fighting for what she believes in and leaves, then the corrupt government officials can continue on with their oppressive tactics with impunity. Shalini's mother believes in the importance of rebellion.

It is my destiny. He didn't want to think like this. It sounded as though he was deluded--destiny!--but there was no other way to put it. His mother needed to know what he was capable of. She had to be put on notice.
-- Ramesh (Beggar Boy)

Importance: This quote indicates that Ramesh is somewhat aware that robbing a bank is...

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