You can imprison a man, but not an idea. You can exile a man, but not an idea. You can kill a man, but not an idea.
I was brought up to believe that human beings are good, which is why it shocks me to the core when I see human beings behaving badly.
It would be so nice to have the luxury just to laze. So nice not to have to always get up and get dressed for some occasion. Always having to move from here to there, where everything is scheduled and even having lunch with my kids on their Easter break has to be slotted in. Maybe one day...
I know death comes. Ive seen too much death, young death.
I really do think that there is at least some degree of causality that most major terrorist attacks took place when the extremists did not have to deal with a democratic Pakistani government, when they operated without check and oversight. I believe that if my government had not been destabilised in Pakistan in 1996, the Taleban could not have allowed Osama bin Laden to set up base in Afghanistan, openly recruit and train young men from all over the Muslim world and declare war on America in 1998.
My party would not have allowed the Taleban to become such a huge force that they would need to sign a peace treaty.
The best hijab is in the eyes of the beholder.
No, I am not pregnant. I am fat. And, as the Prime Minister, its my right to be fat if I want to.
I put my life in danger and came here because I feel this country is in danger. People are worried. We will bring the country out of this crisis.
If they only showed this much spunk when it came to containing the terrorists I don't think we would have such a problem.
Whatever my aims and agendas were, I never asked for power. I think they need me. I don't think it's addictive. I think, if anything, it's the opposite of addictive. You want to run away from it, but it doesn't let you go. It's doing it again.
I find that whenever I am in power, or my father was in power, somehow good things happen. The economy picks up, we have good rains, water comes, people have crops. I think the reason this happens is that we want to give love and we receive love.
Democracy is the best revenge. After Benazir Bhutto's death, her son's brief public remarks were captured on video, and they were reported in international newspapers. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari announced, "My mother always said, ' Democracy is the best revenge.' "
Democracy needs support and the best support for democracy comes from other democracies. Democratic nations should... come together in an association designed to help each other and promote what is a universal value democracy.