'We are still driving on the same winding mountain road, but this time in a faster car.'

NEIL BAROFSKY, special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, arguing in a report to Congress that the issues that led to the 2008 financial crisis remain unaddressed

'Presidents get swollen heads.'

SAYED HABIB SADAT, Afghan hatmaker, on President Hamid Karzai's signature karakul hat, whose measurements have increased an inch since Karzai took office

'I would make a fair bet that I would have said no to such an offer, or I would have charged him some incredible amount of money.'


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