Quotes of the Week

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 01 January, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 01 January, 2011, 12:00am

We've become a nation of wussies. The Chinese are kicking our butts in everything. If this was China, do you think the Chinese would have called off the game? People would have been marching down to the stadium, they would have walked and they would have been doing calculus on the way down

The governor of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell, angry at the cancellation of a football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings because of a blizzard, which he saw as a sign of growing US feebleness

Eyes are very sensitive. But cornflour, even after mixing with eye fluid, would only form a non-irritant, non-corrosive sticky paste

Former lawmaker and medical expert Dr Lo Wing-lok, explaining why it was unnecessary to send two police officers to hospital after cornflour sprinkled at a protest, in support of melamine-scandal activist Zhao Lianhai outside the liaison office, got in their eyes

Will Li park 30 cars in his house?

Democratic Party lawmaker Lee Wing-tat, referring to the 6,018 sq ft concessionary space the city's wealthiest tycoon, Li Ka-shing, received for enlarging his mansion in Deep Water Bay

You and your son behaved in the most disgraceful manner

Principal magistrate Ernest Lin Kam-hung, who placed Monetary Authority senior manager Chin Tsang-kung on a HK$5,000 good behaviour bond for slapping the hand of a Cathay Pacific employee and swearing in English along with his son after the family arrived too late to board a flight to Kuala Lumpur