"It's the Bain (Capital) years we'd really need to know to have a full assessment of his tax strategies." — Joseph Bankman, a Stanford University law school professor and expert on tax law, after Mitt Romney released his U.S. tax returns for 2011 that showed he paid nearly $2 million in federal taxes on $13.7 million in income, an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent.
"We are not infidels for God sake. We have no bars, no discos. We are not practicing vice in the street. This is not the time for talk about Shariah. Have a state first, then talk to me about Shariah." — Wassam ben Madin, a leading activist in Benghazi, Libya, after hundreds of protesters made an unprecedented show of public anger at the country's rampant militias.
"If not for the quick response by our staff and their ability to perform well in emergency situations, the outcome would have been very different." — Bronx Zoo director Jim Breheny after a man was mauled by a 400-pound tiger at the New York City zoo after he leaped from a moving monorail train, plummeted over a protective fence and was alone with the tiger for about 10 minutes before he was rescued.