"Proper development of the country is not possible by giving the power of attorney to the government. We should take part in every state institutions like schools and hospitals."
AKBAR ALI KHAN
Former adviser to the caretaker government.
"We are now busy with making preparations for holding the party's national council. The formation of such a committee will be considered later."
Major (retd) HAFIZUDDIN AHMED
Bangladesh Nationalist Party vice-president
when asked about identifying the corrupt leaders in the party.
"For my grave health condition and looking at the faces of my family and the dear little sons, I have decided to retire from politics if necessary. I humbly request you (the government) to release me and not to extend my detention on humanitarian grounds."
general secretary of the Awami League
in a letter to Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed.
"I was brought up like son of a zamindar…"
former communications minister
Huda faces corruption charges.
"I will step aside after passing the leadership baton to the next generation."
selfproclaimed chairman of Jatiya Party.
Rawshan is also former dictator HM Ershad's wife.
"We spent one year communicating with the land ministry about the matter and the ministry allocated the land."
former Moulvibazar deputy commissioner
about giving lease to former finance minister M Saifur Rahman's younger son Shafiur Rahman Babu of 100 acres of government land worth Tk 95 lakh in Srimangal upazila for only Tk 500 to establish a tea estate.
"My job is a job to make decisions. I'm a decision -- if the job description were, what do you do -- it's decision maker."
GEORGE W BUSH
president of the United States
in Tipp City, Ohio.
"I am confused whether to play my natural game or not because I have been successful with my natural batting."
former Bangladesh skipper.
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
(R) thedailystar.net 2007