"I understand that my remark could be construed as an insult to the U.S. forces and to the American people." Osaka, Japan, Mayor Toru Hashimoto apologizing for saying earlier that U.S. troops should patronize legal adult entertainment businesses as a way to reduce rapes and other assaults.
"This is a strong community with strong character. There's no doubt they will bounce back. But they need help." — President Barack Obama when he was visiting tornado-devastated Moore, Okla., in the wake of a tornado that killed 24 people, including 10 children.
"I have to say, the last lap was the longest lap of my life." — Race car driver Tony Kanaan after winning the Indianapolis 500.