"To show you how important this one is, I read it."

President Bush, on the blockbuster Baker-Hamilton report that called for major changes in Iraq policy

"Being a former president does not give one a unique privilege to invent information."

Kenneth Stein, Emory University professor who resigned from the Carter Center after criticizing Jimmy Carter's new book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, for alleged errors and plagiarism

"You're making the transition between being the grovelee versus the groveler."

Bob Livingston, a former House leader turned lobbyist, on the career shifts of soon-to-be former lawmakers

"We're getting about as extinct as the dodo bird."

Mal Middlesworth, president of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, at the latest anniversary memorial service for victims of the Japanese attack

Sources: White House, Washington Post, Washington Examiner, New York Times