"Politics in Bangladesh is clubby politics. You (Khaleda Zia) are the best of captains of the two clubs."
leader of a breakaway faction of Bangladesh Krishak-Sramik-Janata League to Khaleda Zia upon his party's joining of the Four-Party Alliance.
"It was out of my moral conscience and principles."
HASAN MASHHUD CHOWDHURY
former Army-chief and an Adviser to the caretaker government (CG)
about the President's sudden decision to deploy the military.
"He (Iajuddin) told us `I have decided to deploy army. I'm just informing you of the matter'."
adviser to the CG.
"We boosted the economy and made a radical change to education."
outgoing prime minister.
Khaleda's government has been known for being corrupt and fascist.
"A time will come when students will be asked in which government's term they have passed."
on the change of history in school textbooks.
"If needed, may be I shall form a party, but this will not happen right tomorrow."
Professor MUHAMMAD YUNUS
Nobel laureate founder of Grameen Bank.
"You know, when I campaigned here in 2000, I said, I want to be a war President. No President wants to be a war President, but I am one."
GEORGE W BUSH
in Des Moines, Iowa on Oct. 26, 2006.
" The celebration in the city gives us a scope to reminisce about our traditional culture, a chance to get together regardless of religion and denominations of Christianity, and a means to introduce the next generation to their heritage as well."
PRADIP GABRIEL SKU
nakma and president of 2006 Wangala Committee.
Nakma means leader; Garos are a small nationality who live in the eastern part of the country. Garo civilisation is hundreds of years old; Wangala is a centuries-old harvest festival.
QUOTATIONS ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
(R) thedailystar.net 2006