This Week's Best Quotes:' To Inspire People Around The World'

The week's strangest, funniest quotes.

June 16, 2012— -- intro: Check out this week's funniest, craziest and buzziest quotes from around the world.

quicklist: 1title: 'To Inspire People Around The World'text: Daredevil Nik Wallenda became the first person to walk across Niagara Falls on a high wire.

Tens of thousands of people gathered at the falls Friday night and millions more were believed to be watching on television as Wallenda crossed some 200 feet in the air on a two-inch-wide wire strung over the raging waters of Horseshoe Falls, the largest of the three falls that make up Niagara Falls.

Wallenda trotted in his final steps across the wire and stepped into Canada, barely 25 minutes after he started.

After he greeted his wife and family, Wallenda was approached by customs agents, who asked him for his passport, which he presented.

When asked the purpose of his trip, Wallenda replied: "To inspire people around the world."

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quicklist: 2title: 'No Quiero Hablar De Watergate'text: Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, but not everyone is eager to remember it. Reached at home in Miami, Virgilio Gonzalez, one of the five 1972 Watergate burglars, said to an ABC reporter, "No quiero hablar de Watergate [I don't want to talk about Watergate]. It was 40 years ago."

Virgilio Gonzalez, 86 years old and a Cuban refugee, was arrested June 17, 1972, after he and four other men were charged with breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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quicklist: 3title: 'I Worry More About Satellites Falling on My Head'text: The Taxpayer Protection Pledge has been the gold standard of Republican tax orthodoxy for decades.

Known informally as "The Pledge" and cooked up by conservative strategist Grover Norquist in 1986, it asks two simple promises of its signers: that they oppose any tax-rate hikes for people or businesses, and that they fight to keep all tax credits and deductions unless rates are simultaneously dropped.

All but 13 Republicans in Congress -- six senators and seven representatives -- have signed the pledge. Such is its ubiquity in the GOP.

But now, with deficits and debt in the political forefront, the pledge is under attack from some prominent Republicans seeking to get U.S. balance sheets under control.

Norquist said he's not worried about Republicans agreeing to raise taxes anytime soon.

"I worry more about satellites falling on my head," Norquist told ABC News.

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quicklist: 4title: 'GOT CANCER. HAVING PROSTATE REMOVED.'text: For Tatum O'Neal, Father's Day will be a Sunday just like any other. Though she attempted to reconcile with Ryan O'Neal through an OWN reality series that aired last year, they currently are not speaking, and she's come to terms with that.

"That's what turned out to be the best thing for me," she told "I've just kind of had enough. The amount of therapy I've been through, you start to understand that certain types of people really don't change."

The O'Neals have talked recently. He asked her to read his book about his life with longtime partner Farrah Fawcett, which came out in May. Tatum O'Neal has a book of her own, "Found," now in paperback, that chronicles her fraught history with her father, who left her to move in with Fawcett when O'Neal was 16.

Even after reading about how he failed to recognize her at Fawcett's funeral in 2009, hearing how he told her he had early stage prostate cancer in April is unsettling.

"He texted me in all caps," O'Neal said. "'GOT CANCER. HAVING PROSTATE REMOVED.' Luckily, I knew his oncologist, so I could call him and find out what was really going on."

Instead of trying to fix their relationship, O'Neal has shifted her attention elsewhere.

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quicklist: 5title: 'I Don't Know'text: JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon told the Senate Banking Committee that the trades that led to billions in losses were placed by traders who didn't understand the risks they were taking, which could not have been prevented by regulation.

He called the bad trades an "isolated event" that won't happen again.

Dimon also said "the financial system is safer today than it was in '07," but he was hesitant to say that was due to regulations.

When Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., pressed Dimon if regulatory systems have made systems safer, Dimon said, "I don't know."

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quicklist: 6title: 'Beyond Meat'text: In San Francisco, where so many food trends start, fake chicken is flying out the door. At Whole Foods in Haight-Ashbury, a week's supply of the new meat-substitute, called Beyond Meat, sold out in two days. Nor was that an isolated case. Other Whole Foods in the city are reporting the same phenomenon.

"We're a little taken aback," says the chain's Northern California coordinator for prepared foods, Mathew Mestemacher. "The response is overwhelming."

In Los Angeles, Ashley Wilson calls the fake fowl amazing. The 27-year old video editor says she has been eating vegan for three years and knows every meat substitute on the market.

"I've eaten a lot of fake meats, and you can always taste the science," she said, but added that this new one is different. "It's clean; there's no weird, processed taste."

The texture, too, is correct: pulled apart, it's stringy -- like chicken, she said.

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quicklist: 7title: 'We Have Been Waiting for You for a Very Long Time'text: Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi formally accepted her Nobel Peace Prize Saturday, more than two decades after it was awarded to honor her fight for democracy.

"We have been waiting for you for a very long time," Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjorn Jagland told Suu Kyi. "In your isolation, you have become a moral leader for the whole world."

Suu Kyi won the award in 1991 but for more than 20 years was either forbidden to leave her country, or too afraid she would never be allowed to return. Today, as a free woman and member of parliament in a newly open Burma (now called Myanmar), she finally gave her acceptance speech.

"When the Nobel Committee chose to honor me, the road I had chosen ... became a less lonely path to follow," Suu Kyi said. "The Nobel Peace Prize opened up a door in my heart."

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