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January 30, 2004

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"Unless someone dies we have no hope of getting promoted."
A drug-superintendent
at the Drug Administration who has been awaiting promotion for 20 years.

"It's the most difficult decision I've made in my entire life, except the one I made in 1978 when I decided to get a bikini wax."
Actor-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
on his decision to announce his candidacy for the governor of California.

"Hong Kong will take your breath away."
Hong Kong Tourism Board's advertising slogan
After the outbreak of respiratory illness SARS, it was changed to "There's no place like Hong Kong."

"I am innocent. I find rape offensive."
Seeraj Desai
a judge in the South African Cape high court, also a delegate at the World Social forum in Bombay; after he was arrested on charge of raping a colleague at the delegations' hotel in the Indian city.

"Are Iraqis any less human than Americans?"
Katherine J Harrison
writing to the letters section of the Time magazine, referring to its "The Year in Pictures" issue that included the photograph of a dead Iraqi Soldier.

"Free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things"
Donald Rumsfeld
US Defense Secretary, on the looting in Baghdad after the fall of Saddam Hussein.

"Of course we can't expect anything better from a nation of salmon eaters who have turned into international busybodies"
Mangala Samaraweera
an aide to Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga, on Norway's role in his country's peace process.

Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN. Quotes can be sent to <dsmagazn@gononet.com>

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