"I don't get it. We're here. We're from Darfur. And we have guns, too."
Muhammad Ibrahim Asirek, commander of a small Darfuri rebel group who walked three days and hitched a ride to get to peace talks in Libya, only to find that the bigger rebel factions with power to strike deals didn't show up

"We're not against foreigners—at least not against good foreigners who work hard."
Pirmin Schwander , parliamentarian for the ultranationalist Swiss People's Party

"I've been absolved! I've been absolved!"
Rabei Osman, the alleged mastermind of the 2004 Madrid commuter train bombing, after Spain's National Court acquitted him of mass-murder charges

"So they'll sell you a double bed, and give you privacy and endless champagne and then say you can't do what comes naturally?"
Tony Elwood, an Australian who flew with his wife in one of the 12 first-class suites aboard Singapore Airlines' inaugural double-decker Airbus A380 flight, on the carrier's request that passengers refrain from sex during the trip

"I believe that America is behind this matter."
Iraqi fisherman Hatim Karim, on the shark caught in a Euphrates River irrigation canal more than 200 kilometers from the sea

"My friends used to ask me to say anything—just one thing—that was not to do with heavy metal, and I couldn't."
Roger Tullgren , describing how his heavy-metal addiction entitled him to sickness payments under Sweden's social-welfare system