"I had a Tesla. I was one of the first cats with a Tesla. I think I was, like, number five on the list. But I'm telling you, I've been on the side of the road awhile in that thing. And I said to them, 'Look, guys, why am I always stuck on the side of the [expletive] road? Make it work, one way or another.'"
George Clooney, in an interview with Esquire, explaining why he is a former owner of a Tesla Roadster
"In other news, George Clooney reports that his iPhone 1 had a bug back in '07."
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, responding on his Twitter account
"Oh, yeah, they had a load of incentives, a ton. I cannot articulate them all. They invested a lot to make sure that 2012 was successful."
Damon Shelly, chairman of BMW's dealer council, speaking this year on efforts to boost sales in the last quarter of 2012. BMW outsold Mercedes-Benz in December by a big margin to win the luxury sales crown for the year.