"We think the Iranian behavior in Syria is destructive. It's just hard for us to imagine that after putting so much effort into keeping Assad in power ... how they can be a constructive actor in facilitating a political solution to the crisis." — State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell on Iran gathering an array of nations to start an alternative political process to address the Syrian civil war.
"That was for all that people that doubted me, all the people that was talking all kinds of stuff that I wasn't going to do it, I was going to be beaten. I was just telling them: You can stop talking now, because I am a legend." — Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt after he became the only man in history to win Olympic gold medals in the 100 and 200 at consecutive Summer Games.
"No one should ever forget what happened to Leiby Kletzky but we can all take solace that Levi Aron will never, ever be able to hurt anyone again." New York District Attorney Charles Hynes after Aron pleaded guilty to charges he abducted and dismembered an 8-year-old boy and was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.