"Who wants to know the date and the time their child would die. I don't care what anyone has to say about what I'm doing. ... I have to do what is right for me and for Jahi." — Nailah Winkfield, mother of a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead after complications from a tonsillectomy, on a judge's order that the girl be kept on life support until Jan. 7.

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"It's a lame word. It's all about me, me, me. Put the smartphone away. Nobody cares about you." — David Kriege, of Lake Mills, Wis., on why the word "selfie" should be banished.

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"Surprisingly, all the passengers seem to be considering it the adventure of a lifetime." — Alvin Stone, spokesman for an expedition to Antarctica, as plans emerge to rescue passengers from an ice-bound ship by helicopter.