Briefing

'My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire friendly Congress.'

1. WARREN BUFFETT, investor and the world's third richest person, proposing a higher tax rate for the super-rich

'This was a wonderful down payment on taking the country back.'

2. MICHELE BACHMANN, Republican presidential candidate, after winning the Iowa straw poll

'The end of the rats is near.'

3. MUAMMAR GADDAFI, Libyan leader, urging his supporters to continue their fight against rebel forces, who captured most of the town of Zawiyah, 30 miles (50 km) west of the capital, Tripoli

'I am not sure I want to...