"It's about power, power to make money. There is no ideological thing, simply who gets the bigger booty."
Dr MUHAMMAD YUNUS
winner of this year's Nobel Prize for peace and founder of the Grameen Bank
in an interview.
"Politics is a noble profession, the best way to serve the people and society."
ABDUL MANNAN BHUIYAN
secretary general of Bangladesh Nationalist Party
reacting to Dr Yunus's comment.
"When a sagacious man like Dr Yunus operates on this kind of logic, then we feel ashamed and embarrassed as a nation."
general secretary of Awami League.
“Are we to blame our Nobel Laureate Yunus for a reported suicide of a poor woman for failure to pay interest on the money she had borrowed at a 36 percent interest rate from Grameen Bank?” he asks.
"Rickshaw rides in Dhaka university campus was one of our favourite dating mechanisms."
RAFIATH RASHID MITHILA
describing her affair with singer Tahsan Rahman Khan before they got married last year.
" We wanted to have a democracy, but unfortunately we have not achieved that so far."
former president and deposed military dictator.
Democracy has been re-established in 1990 after Ershad's ouster in a mass upsurge.
"We have appealed to the Hindi-speaking people that the conflict running in Assam (state) is with colonial India, so go away as soon as possible ...(and) stay away,"
circulated by the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA).
The ULFA is fighting for an independent homeland for the Assamese people in Indian troubled Northeast.
"Make no mistake about it, I understand how tough it is, sir. I talk to families who die."
GEORGE W BUSH
president of the United States
about US casualties in Iraq
"I guess formalin is also used on grapes, apples and tomatoes. If the peel of apples and grapes tastes bitter, then we can assume that the traders have used formalin on it."
professor of the Pharmaceutical Technology department of Dhaka University
"It is half-cooked food."
dental nurse and a contestant of television reality show Big Brother UK
about food cooked by Indian film actor Shilpa Shetty
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
(R) thedailystar.net 2007