"I'm a flawed character." — Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, admitting during a TV interview after years of denials that he used performance-enhancing drugs to capture seven Tour de France titles.
"An important number of hostages were freed and an important number of terrorists were eliminated." — Mohand Said Oubelaid, Algeria's communications minister, after a military raid on a gas plant in the Sahara targeting al-Qaida-linked militants holding dozens of captives. The death toll from the raid remains unclear.
"There wasn't a subject my mother wouldn't take on." — Jeanne Phillips, daughter of Pauline Friedman Phillips, better known as "Dear Abby." The venerable advice columnist died this week at age 94.