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Quotable Quotes

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If that is the worst thing you have ever done, all is well”
Bill Clinton, former US President, to singer Justin Bieber, who apologised to Clinton after he was caught on tape cursing him

“India is not a Hindu Pakistan”
Shashi Tharoor,
MoS, human resources development

“My hands are clear”
Oommen Chandy,
chief minister of Kerala, on the solar power project scam

“I’m not qualified to respond as a financial adviser” 
Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve chairman, in response to a congressman asking him whether his friend should refinance his house now or later, during his bi-annual testimony to Congress 

“The moment there is a crisis, they (Congress) wear the burqa (veil) of secularism and hide in a bunker”
Narendra Modi, chief minister of Gujarat

“The burqa of secularism is much better than naked communalism”
Ajay Maken,
AICC general secretary

“David Cameron is bankrolled by a few millionaires”
Ed Miliband, leader of the opposition in the UK
Cyrus Mistry

“We have never left Bengal and we will never leave Bengal”
Cyrus Mistry, chairman, Tata Sons, at a conference

“Oh, God, no, please”
Jamie Dimon,
chairman and CEO JP Morgan, replying to a question whether he would consider taking the place of  Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke

(This story was published in BW | Businessworld Issue Dated 12-08-2013)