Osama bin Laden is dead and his body has been recovered by U.S. authorities, U.S. officials said on Sunday.

After the 9-11 attacks, former President Bush ordered U.S. forces into Afghanistan to find Bin Laden and shut down his Al Qaeda terrorist network. With other Al Qaeda plotters killed or in custody-- Bin Laden had eluded capture for almost a decade.

Let's revist Bin Laden's proclamations and quotes to get a glimpse into this mercurial and notorious figure.