"I was on the bus and people were yelling 'get down, get down.' I was thinking, 'You people are crazy, no one is shooting in the middle of midtown Manhattan at 9 o'clock in the morning.'" — Accountant Marc Engel after police gunned down a man who killed a former co-worker near the Empire State Building, resulting in a chaotic confrontation that sent bullets ricocheting and wounded nine other people.
"No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised." — Mitt Romney to a crowd of more than 7,000 in Michigan, raising the discredited rumor that President Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States. Romney later insisted the remark was just a joke and not meant to question Obama's citizenship.
"I don't know if $1 billion is hugely significant to Apple or Samsung. But there is a social cost here. As a company, you don't want to be known as someone who steals from someone else. I am sure Samsung wants to be known as an innovator, especially since a lot of Asian companies have become known for copying the designs of innovators." — Christopher Marlett, CEO of MDB Capital Group, after a federal jury ruled that Samsung stole smartphone technology from Apple.