'It's the perfect moment to say adieu to the world of fashion.'
VALENTINO GARAVANI, legendary Italian designer known for his signature red dresses, announcing that he will end his 45-year career in January 2008
'Every country has rules, maybe legally, maybe culturally, that one cannot cross.'
SITTHICHAI POOKAIYAUDOM, Thailand's Minister of Information and Communications Technology, who agreed to lift a five-month ban on the video-sharing site YouTube after the company said it would block clips that might be seen as offensive or violate Thai law
'Wherever there is a Mexican, there is Mexico.'
FELIPE CALDERÓN, President of Mexico, extolling the 47 Mexican consulates operating in the U.S. in order to assist Mexican nationals. In his first State of the Union address, he vowed to continue helping illegal aliens in the U.S., hinting that their deportation was a human-rights issue
'Thanks for the question, you little jerk. You're drafted.'
JOHN MCCAIN, Republican U.S. Senator, responding to a Concord, N.H., high schooler's comment that at 71, McCain might be too old to serve as President
'I'm not afraid of arrest. People are with me. The case against me is false.'
KHALEDA ZIA, former Prime Minister of Bangladesh, arrested along with her younger son on charges of extortion and corruption by the military-backed government that declared emergency rule earlier this year
'Some people make groundless accusations against China ... China has all along been opposed to and forbids criminal activities undermining computer networks, including hacking.'
JIANG YU, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, rebutting claims that the Chinese military hacked into the Pentagon's computer system