It's been a year of both earnest and outrageous comments from across the globe.
A statement from the French president after gossip magazine Closer reported that he was having an affair with French actress Julie Gayet
Google chairman Eric Schmidt, on jobs for the coming decades.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, on announcing that he expeled three unnamed officials from the U.S. embassy, accusing them of conspiring against his government
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, on gays, the day after he signed a drastic anti-gay bill.
Speaking to BBC Radio, British Foreign Secretary William Hague on the Ukraine crisis.
Parents of the 129 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram on April 14 vented their outrage against the Nigerian government.
Author Harper Lee, on approving the release of an electronic version of her classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
Former CIA and NSA contractor Edward Snowden, dismissing critics who claimed he was a low-level hacker.
Japan Finance Minister Taro Aso, telling the country's lawmakers that it's unfair for his taxes to underwrite the health costs of lazy people.
Argentine President Cristina Kirchner, in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that Argentina would have to repay creditors on its defaulted bonds
The Spanish government, announcing King Juan Carlos' abdication, paving the way for his son Felipe to take over the royal reins.
With Italy assuming the EU presidency for six months, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi vowed to make the issue of immigration a top priority for Europe.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, reacting to the June 23 sentencing of three Al-Jazeera journalists, conceding that the case had been damaging for his country.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, to angry Missouri residents mourning teen Michael Brown, about his own mistrust of police
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, condemning the country's rape culture
Iran President Hassan Rouhani, raging against the U.S. and its allies.
President Barack Obama, on the ISIS terror organization's beheading of American journalist James Foley.
Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai jointly wins the Nobel Peace Prize with Indian Kailash Satyarthi.
WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, on the Ebola crisis
Said Pope Francis.
Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson, on the deadly shots he fired at unarmed teen Michael Brown.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's sexist comments at a women's conference.
President Barack Obama, saying "We are all Americans" in Spanish as part of his announcement that the United States was normalizing diplomatic ties with Cuba, ending 50 years of hostile relations between the two countries.
During a visit to Australia, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko pleaded with Russia to withdraw its troops from his country.