Edited by Syed M.
Nov 27 - Dec 03, 2000
*** "THIS IS THE TRAGEDY of war for which
peace provides no answer."
(President Bill Clinton shaking hands with one of the
maimed young boy who raised the stump of his left arm and his whole
right arm to greet him during visit to Vietnam)
*** "THOSE WHO ARE truly concerned about
this country have to stand up against US political, economic and
(Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urging
the nation to stand strongly against US-style reforms)
*** "WE LOOKED AT everyday objects,
batteries, mobile phones, laptops, and decided to integrate their
function, sound, power, communications, into clothing."
(Head of Brussels-based research group Starlab,
Walter Van De Velde, on the development of integrated computer
capabilities into 'intelligent clothing')
*** "I AM A TYPEWRITER MAN. I don't
understand how you log on, load down or whatever you do. But I don't
need to . . . My philosophy is: Expect very little and you're rarely
(Best-selling author Fredrick Forsyth on selling his
short stories on the Internet and the uncertainty who his new audience
*** "ALL SHE DID was put a bird out of its
misery after it had been shot. She can't see what the fuss is
(A royal aide rebuking animal rights activists
accusing Queen Elizabeth of promoting cruelty by killing a wounded
pheasant with her bare hands during a shooting trip at her estate in
*** "I FEEL FOR THEM. I feel the attack
against me and my people and I have something to say. I write it in
rhymes and I do it in rap. Some guys burn tyres, some shoot guns —
this is my way."
(Israeli-Arab rapper Tamer Nafar who attacks Israel
in his songs for atrocities against Palestinians)
*** "THE SIMPLEST THING might be for
President Clinton to be asked to stay for another four years. But the
way things are in the States at the moment, the letter asking him to do
that would probably be lost in the post."
(The Mirror London commenting on the US election
*** "WHY SHOULD I tell the government
whether my house has a bathroom or not? Are they going to tax me for
having a bathroom?"
(Chinese computer programmer Liu Wenfang commenting
on the inquisitive census forms)
*** "TAP A VIRTUAL POCKET on your hip and
your shopping list flashes up on the screen of their PDA."
(Juha Lehikoinen a worker at Nokia Research Centre in
Finland on built-in computers in garments made from touch-sensitive
*** "YOU WANT UN RESOLUTIONS followed all
over the world except one place. When it comes to Israel, everything
(Lawyer and former justice minister of Qatar, Najeb
Nuaimi, criticising the US for supporting Israel politically and arming
it militarily despite gross atrocities committed against Palestinians)
*** "I CAN HOLD things in both hands and
turn the pages of a book. It's brilliant."
(Eleven-year-old Jeremy Driver expressing happiness
at successful testing of world's first bionic hand in Nottingham, UK)
(The cover of weekly Time highlighting the looming outcome of
the result of US presidential election)
*** "WE THOUGHT A black government would treat us
better. We thought we would be welcome, but we are not welcome. They hate us now
more than ever."
(Andre Maniraho, a Barundian legal resident of South Africa,
accusing the government of persecuting 'too black' Africans. He was hauled off
to jail after being told that he was too black to be a South African)
*** "WOODS SHOULD BE ABLE to understand why that
company give him so much money. It would take workers here 72,000 years to make
that kind of money."
(Thai labour committee official Lek Junya Yumprasert
commenting on the $ 100 million endorsement deal between No. 1 golfer in the
world, Tiger Woods and sportswear giant Nike which fired 100 employees who
staged a demonstration during his stay in Bangkok)