"The participants should sometimes try to add a little sweetness into the discussions otherwise the talks become all sour."
about late night talk shows jokingly substituting the phonetically similar Bengali word 'tak' (meaning sour)
"AL is daydreaming to stay in power, holding an election under their own government. But the dream will not come true."
BNP standing committee member
about parliamentary elections under the present administration without caretaker government
"We do not know of any example in world history, not even in the recent mass upsurge in the Middle East, where a government was ousted within a specific timeline."
Awami League presidium member
about BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's threat to oust the government within September next year.
"You know what he asked? 'But what do I do there?' Only Manmohan Singh could ask what he could do in Goa."
former media adviser
about Indian prime minister's workaholic nature that he has not taken a holiday since he took the top job in 2004.
"The Afghan nation asks me who's the other party that you hold talks with? My answer is, Pakistan."
about Pakistan government's support of the militant group involved in killing of Afghanistan's Taliban negotiator Burhanuddin Rabbani.