"Reform is like riding on a bike. If you stop, you might fall off. So we should not stop moving forward."
--Boris N. Yeltsin
"I want America to act, but America cannot and should not act alone."
"The President was very pleased. . . . He came out (of the meeting) energized."
White House spokesman George Stephanopoulos
"He (Yeltsin) takes a licking and keeps on ticking."
Senior Administration official
"Communists want to take revenge, to take us back to the past."
"This is the highest level of security. It doesn't get any higher than this."
--Sgt. Peter Montague, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a summit security chief
"We are making a long-term commitment. This is not a one-time silver bullet process."
--Unidentified U.S. official
"It's always useful to help a friend, especially when friends go through a difficult period. And so we are partners and we are friends."
"I had a very good talk with Prime Minister (Kiichi) Miyazawa last night. I believe that they will fulfill their leadership role."
--Clinton on Japan's role in aiding Russia
"It's going to be a long fight, and Yeltsin needs all the help he can get."
--Sergei Plekhanov, U.S.A. and Canada Institute in Moscow
"It doesn't matter where they are, Clinton and Yeltsin are enemies of working people."
--Protester Oliver Stephens, Vancouver office worker
"Eto zhe ekonomika, glupiets!" (Russian for "It's the economy, stupid!")