"Let's be clear, this is not amnesty, this is not immunity, this is not a path to citizenship, this is not a permanent fix. This is the right thing to do." _ President Barack Obama after he eased enforcement of the nation's immigration laws, offering a chance for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in the country and work.
"We want a parliament that realistically represents all segments of the Egyptian people and a civil state whose borders and legitimacy are protected by our valiant armed forces." _ Ahmed Shafiq, the military-rooted strongman running for president against the Islamist group's candidate, Mohammed Morsi, in Egypt.
"This is what dreams are made of, people." _ Daredevil Nik Wallenda after he became the first person to walk on a tightrope across the Niagara Falls.