I don't mind posing for sexy pictures for those magazines if I get the publicity, though I know it's pathetic. Hong Kong actress Perry Chiu Woo (above). I have yet to find anybody who likes a dose of uncertainty. Credit Suisse First Boston's Vijay Harjani on war fears affecting stock markets. I don't know what's happened but many people are buying salt. Salt was sold out. Of course I bought some because everyone was buying. A housewife in Shenzhen, where war worries have led to a run on salt. Only a few Beijing people refuse to buy insurance on the basis that, if you do, you are inviting your own death or an accident. Liang Min, a Beijing taxi driver. Doctors, lawyers and newspaper publishers go to casinos, so what's the problem with footballers? Chelsea footballer Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. The warning on the US puts a bit of a cloud over Cadbury. They certainly have got a lot on their plate for 2003, but we have confidence they will come through. A British fund manager commenting on Cadbury Schweppes after it announced its full-year result for 2002 and its forecast for this year. It seems to me that PCCW changed its mind three times in the past three days. That does not say much for the credibility of management, and frankly, we do not know what to expect from this company. Macquarie Equities (Asia) analyst Abhijit Attavar on PCCW's bid for C&W. A million dollars a day. That's ridiculous. I expect it will get better. Samson Li Kai-cheong, Bank of East Asia's chief investment officer, on the amount of money the bank had been losing on its credit-card portfolio. It is beyond the realm of what is defensible. Rex Burgess, banking spokesman for the Australian Shareholders Association, on the Commonwealth Bank of Australia paying an executive at its fund-management arm A$33 million (about HK$152.11 million) when he resigned. I think what it proves is that our system of chasing farm owners and confiscating their land has not worked. We are now stuck with a huge amount of derelict land which could have been under good use if the politicians had taken our advice. A senior Zimbabwe government official. I couldn't purchase a grave because I wasn't a man. Haruyo Inoue, sociologist of death and burial at Nihon University in Tokyo. My girlfriend and I are disappointed, we were looking forward to the menu which offered a free glass of champagne. A customer who had booked a Valentine's dinner at the Daluca Cucina Italiana restaurant in Hong Kong, which closed down earlier that day.