"There comes a point in every man's life when he has to say, 'Enough is enough.' For me, that time is now. I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999. Over the past three years, I have been subjected to a two-year federal criminal investigation followed by Travis Tygart's unconstitutional witch hunt. The toll this has taken on my family, and my work for our foundation and on me leads me to where I am today - finished with this nonsense." -- Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong in announcing that he will no longer fight a barrage of drug charges from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
"This is done entirely privately. One of the downsides of releasing one's financial information is that this is now all public, but we had never intended to our contributions to be known." -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney saying he's reluctant to release his tax returns because they reveal how much money he and his wife have given to the Mormon church.
"It has definitely helped in the mourning process. It's comforting to know that after what happened, with Mrs. Obama coming here, people throughout America are getting a chance to understand what Sikhism is all about." -- Amardeep Kaleka, whose father was killed in the Sikh temple shootings in suburban Milwaukee earlier this month. Michelle Obama visited the temple to offer condolences Thursday.