"Students who cannot afford to buy admission form should not aspire to study in the university, they would rather enrol at madrassas."
vice-chancellor of Rajshahi University
to students who were demanding cancellation of a raise in the university's admission fee.
"Half educated and corrupt. If he goes to the US he has to work either as a waiter or a cabbie."
Awami League (AL) Joint General Secretary
about Khlaeda Zia's eldest son Tarique Rahman.
Before that Tarique criticised Sheikh Hasina and her son for being corrupt.
"Seven, almost eight years of work, writing half stories, quarter stories ... I picked the novel out of it."
winner of this year's Man Booker Prize for fiction
about her novel The Inheritance of Loss.
"That is what Jack Straw has said and I support."
Britain's chancellor of Exchequer
about a comment made by his colleague Jack Straw.
The country's former Foreign Minister has recently said that he cannot talk properly to those who wear a veil. Some Muslim women in England wear a outer garment that hides a part of their face; right groups have criticised Jack's remark describing it discriminatory.
"He has grown up. He has own aspirations. His personal wishes come first."
actor and ad-film maker
about his son's intention to start acting.
"Only insane people trust Bangladesh Television's news."
acting editor of The Daily Ittefaq.
"Islam should be implemented in our everyday life."
MATIUR RAHMAN NIZAMI
a notorious war criminal and leader of Jamaat-e-Islami.
Nizami headed notorious Al-Badr paramilitia during Bangladesh's Liberation War in 1971; the group opposed Bangladesh's liberation and had carried out numerous acts of rape and mass murder.
"Now we have a legal instrument to take it on."
leader of India's Bachpan Bachao Andolon (Save the Childhood Movement)
reacting to a government ban of employment of children under 14 for domestic work.
In Bangladesh children are still employed in upper and middle class households; these children go through different degrees of torture every day.
QUOTATIONS ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
(R) thedailystar.net 2006