Quotes of The Week

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 10 November, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 10 November, 2007, 12:00am

My wife was eager to be going with her husband to what had been touted as a porno film. The film was long. After 21/2 hours, I felt I had seen Ben Hur rather than an uncut version of Deep Throat

David Tang, founder of China Club and Shanghai Tang, commenting on renowned Taiwanese director Ang Lee's Lust, Caution

Today I am not talking about a soft landing but I can talk about high flying

HSBC economist George Leung Siu-kay, famous for his cautious macroeconomic outlook, referring to a fly-by filming outside his office in Central involving a C-130 Hercules plane for Dark Knight, the sequel to Batman Begins

How will being a member of a stamp-collecting club ... prepare you in any way for chasing an armed robber?

An unnamed senior police officer, describing as 'an absolute joke' the abolition of an annual fitness test designed to ensure police are healthy enough to perform their duties

The article is both pompous and patronising. The title of the article itself suggests that some of Mr Cross' predecessors were 'small' men. I saw them all, apart from Mr Cross himself, managing a very difficult job

James Findlay SC, director of public prosecutions from 1986 to 1989, criticising Director of Public Prosecutions Grenville Cross for belittling his predecessors and former colleagues in an article published in Hong Kong Lawyer magazine

The office is an iron fortress that never moves, but officials come and go like running water

Monetary Authority chief Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, saying his retirement in two years will not affect official policy