"I'm going to be in Crawford with my feet up."
—United States President George W. Bush, on his post-White House plans
"I guess we can call this nonviolent chemical warfare."
— Paul Watson , an animal-rights protester whose group, Sea Shepherd, hurled bottles of rancid butter and packets of unidentified slippery chemicals onto the deck of a Japanese whaling ship
"I'd rather spend my money on my genome than on a Bentley or an airplane."
—Biotechnology entrepreneur and millionaire Dan Stoicescu, who became the second person ever to purchase his entire genetic sequence, for $350,000
"He said I tasted better than oven-baked potato. That was great."
— Susan Ruusunen , writing about her affair with Finland's Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen. Last week, a court cleared Ruusunen of any wrongdoing for publishing her kiss-and-tell memoir.
"I voted for Medvedev because Zhirinovsky is ridiculous, Zyuganov is too old and I don't know who Bogdanov is."
— Viktor Fomenkov , a machine operator in Moscow, explaining his pick among limited choices in the Russian presidential elections
"A woman comes in, a man goes out. That's how the quota works, that's the law."
— Kjell Erik Oie , Norway's deputy minister of Children and Equality, on the country's new mandate that 40 percent of CEOs be female