"And then he said, ‘I have Libya’s best composer — most famous composer — write this song for you,’ and it was called ‘Black Flower in the White House.’ … What was going through my head was ‘How long do I have to sit here and how quickly can I get out of here?’"
— Condoleezza Rice on her “eerie” 2008 meeting with Moammar Gaddafi.
"Do you know right from wrong?"
— Moammar Gaddafi's last words.
"It used to be that time, amnesia and ideology helped a nation forget the oldest rule of politics: In the beginning was violence. But that was before the indelible, perpetual infinity of the digital image."
— culture critic Philip Kennicott on the immortal images of a mortally wounded Gaddafi.
"We are coming for you, frizz-head!"
— rebel fighters in Tripoli on Sunday, in reference to Gaddafi. The latest on Libya is here.