George W. Bush,
U.S. President, comparing himself to Arnold Schwarzenegger, California's governor-elect
"This is a mutually agreed security arrangement."
Burmese Defense Ministry spokesman, defending the house arrest of dissident Aung San Suu Kyi
"The Europeans killed six million Jews out of twelve million. But today the Jews rule the world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them ... 1.3 billion Muslims cannot be defeated by a few million Jews. There must be a way. And we can only find a way if we stop to think, to assess our weaknesses and our strength, to plan, to strategize and then to counterattack."
outgoing Malaysian Prime Minister, at last week's Organization of the Islamic Conference in Putrajaya
"It is going to the creditors. If they are not here now, I'm sure they will be here in a minute."
a.k.a. Peter Finlay, winner of the 2003 Booker Prize , on the fate of his $83,635 award
"See you tomorrow."
Lieut. Colonel Yang Liwei,
China's first astronaut, shortly before liftoff of the Shenzhou V spacecraft
"It was like the Titanic."
passenger on the Staten Island Ferry in New York City that crashed into a pier, killing at least 10 people