Quotes of The Week

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 03 November, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 03 November, 2007, 12:00am

'[Murray MacLehose] had been working extremely long hours with little sleep and had had the misfortune to leave this paper in the Bank of Scotland.'

Latest disclosure of British government records showing Hong Kong's longest-serving governor, then a rising diplomat, almost wrecked his career by carelessly leaving a top-secret telegram - from British prime minister Harold Wilson to US president Lyndon Johnson - lying on a bank counter

'That imbecile Mao Zedong almost ruined the country.'

Billionaire casino developer Steve Wynn, making the comment before more than 1,000 investment advisers

'I said the Cultural Revolution almost ruined the country. It was imbecilic. I didn't call him an imbecile, I said it was imbecilic.'

Mr Wynn again, backtracking after his remarks were reported in the news

'My watches are for people who can really afford it and be able to pull it off. [They] are not just to tell time.'

Daniel Lazar, whose luxury timepieces cost HK$1 million each

'The sales of the T-shirt are not even good.'

G.O.D. marketing manager Cherry Ma Kit-ling, saying less than a fifth of the 100 T-shirts produced carrying an alleged triad symbol had been sold since mid-September