"That will be decided by future presidents."
President George W. Bush, on when he expects American forces to fully withdraw from Iraq
"This is humiliating for Islam ... Cut off his head."
Muslim cleric Abdul Raoulf, on former medical-aid worker Abdul Rahman, who faces the death penalty in Afghanistan for converting to Christianity. An adviser to President Hamid Karzai said the case would be dropped if a psychological exam shows Rahman to be mentally unfit.
"We thought we'd take the scenic route."
Self-described "survivalist" Elbert Higginbotham, on how he and five relatives got lost for 17 days in the snowy mountains of Oregon. The family was rescued last Tuesday; Higginbotham is now wanted on meth charges.
"People walk out into traffic and get run over, people jump off of balconies trying to reach a swimming pool and miss."
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission spokesperson Carolyn Beck, on why the state is sending undercover agents into bars to arrest patrons for being drunk. To date, the sting operations have resulted in 2,200 arrests.
"This bill would literally criminalize the good Samaritan and probably even Jesus himself."
Sen. Hillary Clinton, criticizing a border-security measure passed by the House in December that would make it a federal crime to offer aid to illegal immigrants. Senate debate over immigration legislation is set to start this week.
"Soldiers are not supposed to be soft and cuddly."
Abu Ghraib dog handler Sgt. Michael Smith, addressing a jury that had just found him guilty of allowing his unmuzzled Belgian shepherd to bark and lunge at prisoners. Smith was sentenced to six months in jail.
"[It's] a compilation of hateful paragraphs lifted from other sources."
Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz, on a new paper arguing that an "Israel lobby" steers U.S. foreign policy. He has accused its authors--one a Harvard colleague--of cribbing from neo-Nazi Web sites.
"I got two eggs in the refrigerator."
New Match.com member Joan Rivers, 72, on whether she's looking to have more children
"I love the game."
All-star second baseman Alfonso Soriano, on agreeing to play left field for the Washington Nationals after initially resisting. Had Soriano refused to move, he would have lost $10 million.
Reader Gary Sloper of Boston submitted this quote:
"I could always wear it if I was called to be on a hunting expedition with the vice president. It is very red."
Boston's cardinal-designate, Archbishop Sean O'Malley, joking with reporters in Rome after being fitted for his new robes. O'Malley says that he will don the red vestments only for "top-drawer occasions."