"Europe has been functioning without a constitution for half a century ."
Czech President Vaclav Klaus
An avowed Euroskeptic who sought to put things in perspective after France and the Netherlands rejected the EU constitution.
"We witnessed Europeans rejecting something that we are struggling to achieve."
A jeweler in Ankara, Turkey, when asked about the votes on the EU constitution.
"Though you wouldn't know it by the way I spelled the last word."
Aliya Deri, 13
Who tied for second place in the national spelling bee championship and said that French is one of her favorite subjects. She was eliminated when she missed "trouvaille."