"I don't need the approval of the press, but I just wish they'd stop the viciousness….I never felt sorry for people like Lindsay Lohan in my life. I thought they were dopey little movie stars. Now I feel sorry for those people."?

–Bill O'Reilly, quoted in Newsday, October 18

"Big government flourishes under Republicans."?

–Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), speaking on the Alex Jones radio show, October 11

"The beast is the modern world that we live in! The material world. The physical world. The world of illusion that we think is real. We live for it; we're enslaved by it. And it will ultimately be our undoing."?

–Madonna, in the documentary I'm Going to Tell You a Secret, quoted in The Drudge Report, October 7

"This is a community that's in dire need of jobs, which has a median income of less than $19,000 a year. If we don't use this power, cities will die."?

–Rivera Beach, Florida, Mayor Michael Brown, defending the proposed use of eminent domain to relocate 6,000 low-income residents and make room for a yachting and housing complex, quoted by UPI, October 4

"P.S. No more public scatology."?

–future President George W. Bush, in a July 18, 1997, thank you note to future Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers