"It is a lot of fun and I am doing something for a place that I love to be in." Allen Stanford, the Antigua-based billionaire who is bankrolling the Twenty20 revolution in the West Indies.
What he meant: "I've got more money than I know what to do with. I sleep on a matress stuffed with $50 notes, wear shirts with gold sovereigns as buttons and use diamond rings as washers in my toilet cistern. All this - and yet I was happier when I was poor. Help me, please. I'm going out of my mind with boredom."
"A week ago Grant was playing club cricket and it just shows what a quality player he is in coming in and doing what he has done." Daniel Vettori on Grant Elliott's step up from playing for Weybridge in the Surrey League to beating England in an ODI.
What he meant: "If you have ever eaten a New Zealand lamb chop and know one end of a bat from another, get in touch - you've got a chance of playing at The Oval."
"We spent much of the day killing time. Some of the guys did Sudoko or crosswords or whatever." Graeme Swann, on the abandoned one-day international against New Zealand.
What he meant: "I looked at the pictures in the Daily Star with my feet up. I love being paid for doing nothing."
Hong Kong coach Aftab Habib, on his side's chances in their upcoming Asia Cup match against Pakistan: "Cricket is a funny game and we should remember there were lots of upsets in the 2007 World Cup so we must give it our best to upset Pakistan."
What he meant: "I hope a betting syndicate is reading this - we're going to get shat on from a great height otherwise."
"It would be hugely disappointing if it came and went without being broadcast and it should certainly be shown, given the widespread and growing interest in the game throughout Scotland." Alex Salmond, the Scottish first minister, urging the BBC to reconsider its decision not to cover the first-ever ODI between Scotland and England.
What he meant: "What's the point in Scotland humiliating England if no-one is watching?"
Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik on victory in Bangladesh ahead of the Asia Cup: "There is no doubt that the victory in Bangladesh has boosted our confidence."
What he meant: "If we'd have lost to Bangladesh, I'd be sacked by the end of the coach ride home."
COMING UP: More domestic Twenty20 action as the clubs jostle and comete for the chance to play in next season's Champions League and earn the sort of money even Allen Stanford doesn't consider small-change.
TALKING POINT: Do you consider yourself good enough to play for New Zealand? In your prime, were you a better player than Mark Gillespie?