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- The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume.
- There's no one who wants this [Deepwater Horizon oil spill] over more than I do. I'd like my life back.
- I made a hurtful and thoughtless comment on Sunday when I said that "I wanted my life back." When I read that recently, I was appalled. I apologize, especially to the families of the 11 men who lost their lives in this tragic accident.
- "BP CEO Tony Hayward Issues an Apology for Remarks" on BP America Facebook page, as quoted in Gus Lubin, "BP CEO Tony Hayward Apologizes For His Idiotic Statement: 'I'd Like My Life Back'", Business Insider, 2 June 2010