“I think it would be a good idea.”

Constantly swarmed by press and photographers, [Mahatma] Gandhi
was peppered with questions wherever he went. One day a reporter yelled
out, “What do you think of Western civilization?”

It was a defining
moment, and Gandhi’s reply instantly transformed him from an object of
curiosity into a celebrity. In his heavy Indian accent, he answered:
“I think it would be a good idea.”

From a collection of history’s greatest retorts.