Quotes of the Week

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 05 December, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 05 December, 2009, 12:00am

Hong Kong men are just as vain as the women. They love to follow trends in fashion and style as much as anyone.

Photographer Norm Yip Wai-sing, commenting on the rising trend of men paying for regular skin care, facials and manicures

Legco, with its echo of a children's toy, sounds like a pretend parliament in which democracy is constructed one tiny brick at a time. That about sums it up ... If it were widened by 400 members, say, every five years, all 3.2 million Hong Kong voters would be eligible to elect their leader by the year 41997.

David Pilling, Financial Times Asia editor, commenting on the state of democracy and the government's proposed constitutional reforms

Putting things like medicine bottles and stuffed toys down toilets really doesn't help.

Cathay Pacific chief executive Tony Tyler, after the airline starts putting warning stickers in the toilets of its entire fleet to avoid flight delays and diversions because of blocked loos

I can confidently say the stock market will continue to fluctuate.

Templeton Asset Management chief Dr Mark Mobius, when asked which way he anticipated markets would move in the short term