Be careful about Burma. Most people cannot remember whether it was Siam and has become Thailand, or whether it is now part of Malaysia and should be called Sri Lanka.

— Alexander Cockburn

Impressive Thailand quotations

I am pleased to launch the Friends of Thailand Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The runs started in Thailand after the IMF intervened in such a dramatic way.

Then the IMF came to Indonesia.

I would really love to go to Thailand as so many people have told me how wonderful it is.

I encouraged the Chinese to support Pol Pot.

I encouraged the Thailand|Thai to help the Khmer Rouge. The question was how to help the Cambodian people. Pol Pot was an abomination. We could never support him. But China could.

In Thailand's history there have been dissensions from time to time, but in general, unity has prevailed.

The attainment of the present status of Thailand has to depend on the ability or the actions of all the inhabitants of the country.

I want Thailand to be a peaceful country.

I don't think that a mutual fund that invests exclusively in biotech start-ups or invests exclusively in companies in Thailand offers any great safety or diversification.

I'd love to visit Thailand just for the street food and the energy of a city like Bangkok.

Anywhere you want. Thailand, South Carolina, Brezil, Peru-- Oh, wait, no, I'm banned from Peru. I'd forgotten about that. It's a long story, but amusing if you want to hear it.

In my travels, I also noticed that kids in Thailand like spicy food, and kids in India love curry. I'm hoping to introduce my son, Hudson, to lots of veggies and spices when he's young. I say that before he's started on solid foods, so it could be easier in theory than practice!

I've been to Asia, but I'd love to go to Thailand. I'd love to go to some rural areas in China.

After Cannes every year, I end up going to some foreign country I've never been to before and introducing myself to a new religion - I'll go to Bali and research Hinduism, or I'll go to Thailand and get another tattoo from Thai tattoo artist Ajarn Noo Kanpai.

Travel is very subjective. What one person loves, another loathes. I would say a private paradise in the Caribbean. If you want culture and class, I would say Tuscany. If you want exotic, I would say Bangkok, Thailand.

Thailand's seafood industry is the third largest in the world.

And much of it is ending up on our dinner tables.

I like Thailand, and I love coming to Asia with the whole vibe, food, temperature, and climate.

OH MY GOD! In Thailand, they've got the spiciest food I've ever had in my life!

Don't tell me anymore. You should have your dream, as the old woman told you to. I understand how you feel, but if you put those feelings into words they will turn into lies. (from Thailand)

I've been to Indonesia, but I've never been to Thailand.

I hear the people are lovely, the food is delicious, and that the heat and humidity are lethal.

Nearly everywhere Buddhism went, there had been a higher level of literacy, even in miserable Burma, not to mention Thailand and Sri Lanka.

Where countries have been able to carry through on their reform commitments - as in Korea, Thailand and the Philippines - results are starting to come in the form of lower interest rates, new investment and increased growth.

I am active in brain storming with our people, our strategists, in Thailand.

As soon as she'd met him at the arrivals gate on his return from Thailand, lithe and brown and shaven-headed, she knew that there was no chance of a relationship between them. Too much had happened to him, too little had happened to her.

Do you want to go back to Vienna?” he said.

Alec didn’t answer, just stared into space. “Or we could go somewhere else,” said Magnus. “Anywhere you want. Thailand, South Carolina, Brazil, Peru – Oh, wait, no, I’m banned from Peru. I’d forgotten about that. It’s a long story, but amusing if you want to hear it.

Thailand's economic development was driven by educational expansion.

That has been a very dramatic factor, and South Asia had been pretty miserable in not learning from that experience.

In the longer term, I hope that as Vietnam evolves into a more prosperous society with active ties to the international marketplace, it will lose its inherent suspicion of the outside world and begin to develop along the lines of what has recently been happening in Thailand and Malaysia.

Everyone's so nice in Thailand, and it's a beautiful place - the temples, the culture. But everyone's so nice that it's almost inefficient.

Right now the problem in Thailand is we have high debt, but we don't know how to earn the new source of revenue back to Thailand. This is my job.

With all that IMF money, the Thailand's and Mexico's are spared the consequences of their fiscal incompetence, and Wall Street's heavy hitters are spared the consequences of their stupid investments. The global economy is a rigged game, rigged so Third World politicians, rich investors and global corporations win - and U.S. taxpayers lose.

I think I'll got to Thailand for a year and become a Thai boxer. I'm gonna train for a year.

The notion that before you even set out to go to Thailand, you say, 'I'm not interested,' or you're unwilling to try things that people take so personally and are so proud of and so generous with, I don't understand that, and I think it's rude. You're at Grandma's house, you eat what Grandma serves you.

Everyone's a singer now, thanks to karaoke, for better and for much worse.

But the live band is now becoming ancient history in Thailand, Cambodia, and Burma.

I've been visiting Thailand for more than 20 years but didn't fall in love with it until I visited Phuket Town in Phuket. The northern part of Phuket is one of the most fascinating places I've ever been, and largely unspoilt and unknown.

The fact that television and tourism have made the whole world accessible has created the illusion that we enjoy intimate knowledge of other places, when we barely scratch their surface. For the vast majority, the knowledge of Thailand or Sri Lanka acquired through tourism consists of little more than the whereabouts of the beach.