*** "HE CREATED
Pakistan out of sheer will and against all odds."
(Time magazines tribute to the founder of Pakistan, Mohammed Ali
Jinnah, who was included in the list of most influential Asians of the 20th century)
*** "IT HAS BEEN a great honour for me, much more than I
(Cuban president, Fidel Castro, on the induction of his wax figure into
Madam Tassauds wax museum in London)
*** "I DIDT WANT to service anyone, no one could buy
me . Not everyone, and not everything can be bought in this country."
(Former Russian prime minister, Sergei Stepashin, blaming that refusal
to defend clan interests cost him his job)
*** "HUNDREDS OF POOR families hire criminal gangs to
kidnap young men to marry their daughters because of exorbitant dowries often demanded by
the families of grooms."
(Social activists on increasing cases of abduction-weddings in
Indias second most-populated and one of its poorest state, Bihar)
*** "WE CHOSE TO exercise restraint and fortitude, not due
to any weakness, but only to save the people of the Subcontinent from a catastrophe, which
should spare none to celebrate victories."
(Prime Minister Nawaz Sharifs Independence Day address urging the
world to take note of Indias provocative warlike stance)
*** "THE ONLY emissions are pure water
(Spokesman of Norsk Hydro, the biggest industrial hydrogen producer in
Norway, after the testing of hydrogen-powered bus in Oslo)
*** "WE SENT a lot of seismologists to Turkey and told
them to be aware of the danger, but they ignored us."
(Japanese experts who said Turkish authorities ignored their warnings
that the region recently hit by the earthquake is one of the most dangerous in the world)
*** "A DOZEN SPECIAL viruses are being designed to infect
the Indonesian electronic-communications system, including aviation."
(Jose Ramos Horta, co-winner of 1996 Nobel Peace prize and a leader of
the East Timor resistance movement, threatening to unleash computer warfare on Indonesia
if it prevents a free vote in an upcoming independence referendum in the troubled
*** "I SEEM TO get more and more shoes, and I am afrai