"A Hezbollah-controlled government would clearly have an impact on our bilateral relationship with Lebanon. The United States deems Hezbollah a terrorist organization and has imposed sanctions against the group and its members."
"I am not in a confrontation with the West. We are looking to build good relations with the West. Why these accusations and all this furor ahead of time? Why the prejudgments?"
- Najib Mikati, Hezbollah's candidate for Lebanon's premiership
"We do not seek power and we do not seek to govern. Our minds and hearts are somewhere else. While you go to sleep, we go to train (against Israel)."
- Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah