Week 7 Roundup

Sunday 22 February 2009, 7.31pm HKT

Roundup for 16-22 February 2009:

“If you need help, you just say it … quick and silent … old style.”

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“They express a sentiment we still hear today—the idea that language should be fixed forever, frozen in time, and protected from the ravages of fashion and social trends.”

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“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”

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“There is nothing illegal. But it is perfectly unethical.”

(Francis Lun, market analyst, on allegations of vote-rigging at PCCW’s privatisation bid, 12 Feb 2009)

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“If you don’t work for liberty, you don’t get it.”

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“I’m sick of following my dreams. I’m just going to ask them where they’re goin’, and hook up with them later.”

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“In the 21st century, people power remains a huge and exciting and largely untapped force for change, but it is nothing without truth. ‘In the time of universal deceit,’ wrote George Orwell, ‘telling the truth is a revolutionary act.’ ″

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“Architecture shows the kind of culture that the people have.”

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“Disciplinary action is clearly bollocks. You can’t keep liars in jobs like theirs.”

(re: hospital mortuary employee who lost a stillborn foetus and lied about it in a cover-up, 18 Feb 2009)

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“More than 175 million people use Facebook. If it were a country, it would be the sixth most populated country in the world.”

(Mark Zuckerberg, The Facebook Blog, 18 Feb 2009)

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“Shit, you’re right. They’re really not like that. They’re really traditionalists like you said.”

(re: long-haired men in general, 7.20am, 19 Feb 2009)

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“Of course, you know you can’t live in this town the way you’ve been brought up. You really have to … discriminate on the basis of age.”

(1pm, 20 Feb 2009)

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