"Man, I can't wait to be governor [of Alabama]. I never realized what you can do with your intern program."

—Perennial NBA all-star forward and would-be politician Charles Barkley

"The fact is, [cigarette companies are] out there encouraging people to break the law. It's one thing for Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr. to encourage people to engage in civil disobedience, and it's another thing to have one of the biggest multinational corporations in the world inciting people to break the law."

—Anti-smoking activist Stanton Glantz, commenting on California's bar smoking ban in The Washington Post

"I fought a war to keep this country free. The state didn't buy that bar. I bought that bar with hard work."

—Bill Ostrander, a 70-year-old bar owner in Roseville, California, who faces a $100 fine for letting his patrons smoke.