confessed Chinese serial killer, on why he let a potential 18th victim get away
"He's just an uncomfortable man to be around."
Richard M. Nixon,
then-U.S. President, discussing Ronald Reagan, in a newly released tape of a conversation in the White House
"They will not engage in the use of force ... They are not going to war."
Japan's Prime Minister, announcing his Cabinet's decision to deploy noncombat troops in Iraq
"No country ... no matter how it tries to scare or block us, can stop [us] from holding the referendum."
Taiwan's President, rebuffing U.S. President George W. Bush's opposition to a possible plebiscite in Taiwan
"I can still hear her screams."
Musarrat Sahu, Pakistani father who strangled his daughter to death for falling in love with the son of a feuding branch of their family
"It could be extremely upsetting for a child who does not receive the requested presents to believe that s/he has been too naughty."
Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa,
on why it forbade the country's post office from inviting children to write to Santa Claus