Quotes of The Week

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 15 September, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 15 September, 2007, 12:00am

'I wish she would do nothing. Retirement means not having a job.'

Archie Chan Tai-wing, husband of former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang after she announced her intention to run in the Legco by-election

'I feel honoured ... and if it's worthwhile and necessary, I would do it again.'

Film idol Tony Leung Chiu-wai, saying he was flattered by rumours that his sex scenes with mainland actress Tang Wei, in Ang Lee's award-winning Lust, Caution, were real because that proved they had achieved authenticity

'My father saw me swallow the thermometer. He immediately turned me upside down to help me to vomit. When [police] arrived, I bit into a notebook and smashed my head against the wall.'

Paranoid schizophrenic Wu Shu-bun, in court testimony explaining his phobia of police in a claim of HK$3 million against the force

'Mr Webb is very proud of himself. However, I think it would be too expensive for the government to buy HKEx shares just to kick someone out of the board.'

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing chief Ronald Arculli, rejecting claims by David Webb, an HKEx director and corporate governance activist, that the government's massive purchases of HKEx shares would lead to a conflict of interest and a breach of free-market values, to boost its control of the exchange and kick off opponents such as himself