"I cried. I took a look up at the sky and said 'They got him!' Now the day has come, and it's a mixed emotion. It's sad; it's triumphant. I feel absolutely fantastic. I hope it brings some comfort to the families. No closure. That word should be stricken from the English language. "
a New Yorker whose son died in the 9/11 attacks.
Reacting to the news of Laden's death.
"We will not allow our soil to be used against any other country for terrorism and therefore I think it's a great victory, it's a success and I congratulate the success of this operation."
YOUSUF RAZA GILANI
Pakistani prime minister
on Osama bin Laden's assault in Pakistan on May 1, 2011, by the US forces.
"Are the Pakistanis now going to claim they did not know he was there in their country? Either they are incompetent or complicit in this. This is between the US and Pakistan. (In India) we'll be amused observers of Pakistan's mute protestations."
former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan
on Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan.
"If he has been martyred, we will avenge his death and launch attacks against American and Pakistani governments and their security forces."
Pakistani Taliban spokesman
on Laden's death.
"After hearing statements made by Pep the other day, we've entered a new era. Now there's a third group of coaches, of which he's [Guardiola] the only member, in which a coach criticises a correct call by a referee."
Real Madrid Coach
commenting on Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola's blast against a lineman's correct call that disallowed a Barcelona goal in last week's Copa del Rey match that Real Madrid ended up winning, 1-0, on an extra-time goal by Chrisitiano Ronaldo.
"Since Mr Mourinho referred to me as 'Pep,' I'm going to call him 'Jose'...Tomorrow at 8:45, we'll meet on the field. Off the field, he's already won, he's won all year long… I'll give him his own personal, off-the-field Champions (trophy) . He can go home and enjoy it, like all his other awards."
reacting to Jose Murinho's personal attack on him before the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinal match that Barcelona later won 2-0.