"I thought they said rice and I said I don't even eat rice. I respect President Obama. I love my country and would never do anything to pose a threat to him or any other U.S. official." — Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, after charges that he sent ricin-laced letters to the White House and a U.S. senator were dropped.
"Somehow, he just took his brain." — Tamerlan Tsarnaev's uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, who claims his nephew fell under the influence of a Muslim convert named Misha who steered the suspected Boston Marathon bomber toward a strict strain of Islam.
"Shrunken pupils, foaming at the mouth and other signs indicate, in our view, that lethal chemical weapons were used." — Brig. Gen. Itai Brun, the head of research and analysis in Israeli military intelligence, on the suspected use of chemical weapons by Syria against insurgents.