Thus Spake…
Thus Spake

Thus Spake…


  • Pakistan is likely to continue its state of stable instability.

-London based historian Farana Shaikh, author of ‘Making sense of Pakistan’

  • If I have done ten good films in my career, the reason is that I did not pay attention to earning money through films. Advertising sustained helped me concentrate on films, which is true even today. I can go out and make the most expensive film in the country, knowing that God forbid, if something goes wrong, I can fall back on another business source.

-Shah Rukh Khan, actor

  • We need to be 10 steps ahead of those trying to spread misinformation and need to ensure people reading misinformation do not take action based on the information.

-Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter on “fake news and misinformation”

  • People come far away , from thousands of miles away. They stand at the back and look at this their counsel stands and you say, ‘dismissed’ …Your Lordships have to hear completely. -Attorney General K.K. Venugopal pleaded in the Supreme Court. The Chief Justice seemed to agree and said the bench takes what the AG said in right spirit.
  • Are you people in the Secretariat labourers? Am I a labourer? You view official files. Are you working in the industrial sector?

- Biplab Deb, on dropping May Day and International Labour Day from the list of holidays.

  • I don’t mind you not liking me but I don’t think you should live in our country and like other things. Get your priorities right.

- Virat Kohli, Indian Cricket Captain

  • Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism betrays patriotism. In saying ‘our interests first whatever happens to others’ you erase the most precious thing a nation can have, that which makes it live, that which causes it to be great and that which is most important: its moral values.

-French President Emmanuel Macron

  • Trump of course, lies a lot- in the run up to the mid terms he was lying more than hundred times each week. But his assault on truth goes deeper than the frequency of his lies because Trump and his allies don’t accept the notion of objective facts. ‘Fake news’ doesn’t mean actual false reporting, it means any report that hurts Trump, no matter how solidly verified. And conversely any assertion that helps Trump whether job creation or votes is true precisely because it helps him.

-Paul Krugman, economist

  • Up until 25, I used to think about suicide. Most of us feel they are not good enough. Because I lost my father, there was this void…there were so many things happening.

-A.R.Rahman, music composer

  • The disparity between Eastern and Western spirituality resembles that found between Eastern and Western medicine- with the arrow of embarrassment pointing in the opposite direction.

-Sam Harris, American author, philosopher and neuroscientist