"Government officials have to remember that no political party is their master. They are the servants of the people's republic."
Chief Adviser (CA) to the Caretaker Government.
"The chief adviser told a lot of positive things but his saying that the nation should be free from the religion-based problems and social discrimination might create confusion as there is nothing like religion-based trouble here."
ABDUL MANNAN BHUIYAN
secretary general of Bangladesh Nationalist Party
"It (CG) should not take any decision regarding policy making and must announce a timeframe."
LT GEN (RETIRED) HASAN MASHHUD CHOWDHURY
Former adviser and ex-chief of the Army. The government, however, has refrained from declaring a new date for the next general election.
"Folk dance is popular in Bangladesh. I find the dance postures very attractive. For instance, there is the fishermen's, tea garden workers' and snake charmers' dances."
"Why send 20,000 only? Why not send 50 or 100,000? Aren't you aware that the dogs of Iraq are pining for your troops' dead bodies?"
Second-in-command of Al-Qaeda
mocking US President George W Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq.
"The previous government deliberately made a crippled commission which, we found, needs a total reform."
Maj Gen (retd) MA MATIN
"You'd better ask him [law adviser] how he could say this."
Justice MAHFUZUR RAHMAN
acting chief election commissioner (CEC)
reacting to a comment made by Law Adviser Mainul Hosein suggestion that election commissioners should resign voluntarily.
"Apa, do you want to get a passport?"
to Star City reporter Durdana Ghias.
"Fortunately, after marriage and childbirth many girls give up corporate jobs and take up teaching as it is not that demanding. I prefer these girls as they are just what we want."
principal of Sunny Dale School.
"The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes."
prime minister of the United Kingdom.
"No one writes in school essays that she wants to be a nurse."
ABU SAYEED MM RAHMAN
Doctor and consultant, surgery, United Hospital in Dhaka.
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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