'It is a good lesson for students to learn to value life, but it is too costly a lesson.' - headmaster Hui Wing-ho, who lost two teachers and two pupils in last weekend's Pat Sin trail fire. 'They haven't really demonstrated that they can be reliable on the international market.' - Brian Jeffries, editor of the Asia-Pacfic Space Report, commenting on the latest failed launch of a Chinese satellite-carrying rocket. 'They took me for a complete idiot.' - Lisa Marie Smith, daughter of National Asia Mutual chief Terry Smith, caught in Thailand with four kilograms of opium which, she claimed, was given her by 'drinking friends.'