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Quotations of the day

Posted November. 19, 2000 18:45,   


Word has it that misgivings grow when the prosecution gets involved in any case. (A netizen of donga.com on Sunday, commenting on the failure of prosecution investigations to unravel a recent series of scandals and other major criminal cases.)

It pains me to see my husband¡¯s once youthful and handsome face now full of wrinkles. (Yu Sun-I, who found the name of her long-lost husband in the list of North Koreans coming here for the second reunion of separated families, commenting on a photograph of her husband made available to her by the (South) Korea Red Cross on Sunday.)

If the allegations are true, may I be struck dead by lightning. (National Assembly Speaker Lee Man-Sup on Sunday, denying a rumor that he secretly consulted with the ruling party to prevent a floor vote on a bill for the impeachment of the prosecutor general.)

We are not idiots and not criminals; we are alert and yet victimized. We are engaged at once in the sex trade and in the health trade providing relief for people. (The U.S. representative to a convention of sex workers in the Asia-Pacific region held in Thailand on Saturday, blaming the general public and the press for treating sex workers like outcasts.)