PUBLISHED : Saturday, 06 May, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 06 May, 2006, 12:00am

'[James] Graham of Jardine Engineering says he has no time for people who run away from Hong Kong. Didn't Jardines do that before the 1984 Joint Declaration?'

Professor Anthony Hedley, of the University of Hong Kong's department of community medicine, responding to the chief executive's scorn for people who leave Hong Kong because of its pollution

'I'm so f***ing stupid.'

Model Maggie Q, delivering the Cantonese line Or ho lun chun (I'm so clumsy) with incorrect intonation in Tom Cruise's M:i:III, which premiered in Hong Kong this week

'You can describe us as monstrous or whatever ... in the end, it doesn't matter whether a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice.'

Monetary Authority chief Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, defending the de facto central bank, his leadership and fat pay cheques, in the Legislative Council with a nod to late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping