"Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war. Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers."
KARL ROVE, White House adviser, in a speech at a Conservative Party fund raiser in Manhattan, prompting calls from Democrats for his resignation or an apology, which the Administration dismissed
"Isn't it time for you to resign?"
EDWARD KENNEDY, Massachusetts Democrat, questioning Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld during a Senate hearing on the Iraq war about the "series of gross errors and mistakes" made on his watch
"They're very well treated down there. They're living in the tropics. They're well fed."
VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY, defending the treatment of prisoners in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
"The Constitution this week is being nibbled to death by small men with press secretaries."
GARY ACKERMAN, New York Democrat, speaking on the House floor against a constitutional amendment that would allow Congress to outlaw debasing the American flag
"Nothing is to prevent the State from replacing any Motel 6 with a Ritz-Carlton, any home with a shopping mall, or any farm with a factory."
SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, in a dissenting opinion in the 5-to-4 ruling that local governments may force property owners to make way for private development when officials decide it would benefit the public, even if the property is not blighted and the project's success not guaranteed
"I kept my promise."
MICHAEL SCHIAVO, in an inscription on the grave marker for his wife Terri, whose ashes were buried last week after an epic legal battle over her end-of-life wishes, referring to a pledge he made before she suffered brain damage that he would not keep her alive artificially
"You don't know the history of psychiatry. I do."
TOM CRUISE, actor and Scientologist, criticizing Matt Lauer after the Today show host questioned the film star's earlier disapproval of actress Brooke Shields for taking antidepressants
Sources: New York Times; Los Angeles Times; CNN; New York Times; AP (2); NBC News