"You can argue that the men have made a right mess of it, and now the ladies should have a go."
Economist Howard Archer, during the British Parliament's interrogation of former banking CEOs, suggesting that women should step in to clean up the wreckage created by the old-boys'-club risk-taking mentality of the financial industry
"I'm really scared of what could happen, because I bought property here. If I can't pay it off, I was told I could end up in debtors' prison."
Sofia, a young Frenchwoman living in Dubai who—like tens of thousands of others foreigners there—has been laid off and may have to flee the country if she can't cover her loans
"I felt like I had all the weight of the world on top of me."
U.S. baseball megastar Alex Rodriguez, admitting that he used steroids from 2001 to 2003 while playing for the Texas Rangers
"This is cosmetic medicine."
Jeff Steinberg, director of a Los Angeles fertility clinic that claims it will soon be able to help couples select both gender and physical traits for their babies, using a procedure normally aimed at averting life-threatening diseases in embryos
"Yes, she's a lesbian. She's also a redhead. It is an element of her character. It is not her [whole] character."
DC Comics writer Greg Rucka on Kitty Kane, the new Batwoman, who is part of the company's effort to bring ethnic and sexual diversity to its superheroes