Out Loud: April 11, 2008

The best quotes of the week.

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"Maybe the best thing they could do is to get faster runners."

Ari Fleischer, former Bush spokesman, in a lighthearted suggestion about how Olympic torch carriers can avoid protesters

"They don't want the whole pie. There are some who do, but most Americans feel blessed just being able to thrive a little bit."

Michelle Obama, telling supporters of her husband, Sen. Barack Obama, that Americans have to "give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more" in areas like healthcare

"I never cease to be amazed by the misogynistic attitudes of some people in this country."

Elton John, blasting sexism at a fundraising concert for Sen. Hillary Clinton

"We're in a crisis here. Do we want to eat, or do we want to worry about the birds?"

JR Paterakis, a Baltimore baker, backing the planting of increasingly expensive grain in conservation areas reserved for wildlife

Sources: Toronto Star, Charlotte Observer, Newsday, New York Times