<>"That was a big mistake on the part of whoever released her. She was in a terrible state of mind. She doesn't perform any more. She wasn't working. She has two kids and her fiance was just killed. There's no way she should be out by herself in a lonely house with nothing but booze and pills. That was a really, really bad mistake, and the end result is tragic." — Billy McKnight, the ex-boyfriend of Mindy McCready in a statement saying McCready threatened suicide after losing custody of her sons earlier this month.
"With all of his achievements, Jerry was without a doubt one of the most humble men I've ever been around. His vision was second to none; he wanted an NBA franchise brand that represented the very best and went to every extreme to accomplish his goals." — Basketball legend Jerry West in comments after the death of Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss.
"I want to see my president. I've missed him a lot because Chavez is the spirit of the poor." — Alicia Morroy, a seamstress in a statement after President Hugo Chavez returned to Venezuela after more than two months of treatment in Cuba following cancer surgery.