"It was a logical extension of what America is supposed to be. It grew directly out of this difference in visions: Are we a country that includes everybody and give everybody a shot and treats everybody fairly?" _ President Barack Obama to a Hollywood fundraising crowd Thursday on his historic embrace of same-sex marriage.
"Why would they go into those numbers if the world is going to come to an end this year? You could say a number that big at least suggests that time marches on." _ Anthony Aveni, an expert on Mayan astronomy, after archaeologists found a small room in Mayan ruins from 1,200 years ago where Maya calculations include a time span longer than 6,000 years, debunking doomsday warnings.
"The portfolio has proved to be riskier, more volatile and less effective as an economic hedge than we thought. There were many errors, sloppiness and bad judgment." _ JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon on one of the bank's trading portfolios, which has lost $2 billion in the past six weeks.