"I saw my son defending me and saying, 'That's not true. What you're saying about my dad is not true.' That's when I knew I had to tell him." — Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, referring to 13-year-old Luke, about his years of covering up his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
"The United States does not negotiate with terrorists." — State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland in response to an offer by the al-Qaida-linked Masked Brigade to trade two American hostages in Algeria for two terrorists behind bars in the U.S., including the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
"I wasn't faking it. I wasn't part of this. When they hear the facts they'll know. They'll know there is no way I could be a part of this." — Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o in an interview with ESPN, maintaining he was never involved in creating the dead-girlfriend hoax.