"I never like to use the words 'optimism' and 'Balkans' in the same sentence, but I believe we have a very good process here."
Christopher Hill, U.S. envoy to Kosovo, on the prospect of peace talks between ethnic Albanian rebels and the Kosovo Liberation Army
"We'll use American money, but only if they put Evita on the $100 bill."
Antonio Gatti, Argentine office assistant, on the proposal to replace the peso with the U.S. greenback
"Currency systems are like marriage: whichever one you find yourself in, you think another one might be better."
George Soros, international financier, on flaws in the world's exchange-rate system
"I came to China because my stomach hurt so much I couldn't stand it."
Kang Ming-hwa, 16-year-old North Korean beggar, at the Tumen River boundary between the nations