"I do not know even the meaning of national government. Is it an international government we belong to?"
law, justice and parliamentary affairs adviser
"I offer my deepest condolences to the family of a man on whose shoulders rested many great deeds for the good of the country and serious mistakes -- a tragic fate."
the last President of the Soviet Union
about Boris Yeltsin, first President of post-Soviet Russia who died yesterday.
"I am the daughter of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and a former prime minister."
Leader of Awami League after British Airways refused to issue a boarding pass to her.
"I hope the nation will come out of darkness through a consensus."
lawyer and president of Gono Forum.
" There are jobs Americans aren't doing. ... If you've got a chicken factory, a chicken-plucking factory, or whatever you call them, you know what I'm talking about."
George W Bush
president of the United States
"Plastic surgeons are always making mountains out of molehills."
"Much has been achieved in this regard but much more remains to be done."
about eradicating poverty
in a seminar jointly organised by Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group, Jeddah, Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd, Islamic Economics Research Bureau (IERB), Dhaka, and Prime Bank Ltd, Dhaka.
"It used to cost one or two pence a minute to call home.
a worker in a Bangladeshi restaurant in London
to the BBC. The government has lately cracked down on illegal Voice Over Internet Protocol firms.
"Administered measures to prevent hoarding and control the prices of essentials are creating uncertainty and supply disruptions and may actually have the opposite effect on inflation."
Asia and the Pacific Department Adviser of the IMF.
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
(R) thedailystar.net 2007