January 6, 2004
"It's time to clean the slate, it's time to take responsibility. I'm 14 years late."
-Former baseball giant Pete Rose, who was ousted from baseball in 1989 for gambling. (ABC News, Jan. 6, 2003)
October 7, 2003
"My escape is faith. Sometimes it doesn't seem like there's a light at the end of the tunnel. You pray, you have faith. The next thing you know, the light is brighter than ever."
-Basketball player Kobe Bryant, when asked if basketball would be his escape from the media circus surrounding his criminal case for allegedly raping a 19-year-old woman. (Source: Sportsline.com, October 6, 2003)
September 22, 2003
"I want to be effective in office. I want to be appropriate in whatever I do. ... If I was ineffective, I'd quit today."
-South Dakota Representative Bill Janklow on whether or not he'll resign in the face of manslaughter and misdemeanor charges for speeding and running a stop sign, which caused a collision that killed one person. (Source: Star Tribune, September 22, 2003)
"My mama always told me that the higher you go, you're going to pay a price. And you've got to believe that God's got your back."
-R. Kelly, who faces trial later this year on 21 counts of child pornography. If convicted, Kelly could face a lifetime of jail as the most infamous sex offender in the U.S. (Source: Blender, October 2003)
"Osama Bin Laden is the only one who knows exactly what I'm going through."