"Then he toasted us and said, 'May God forgive you for what you've done.'" — Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York on how Pope Francis displayed his sense of humor to cardinals during dinner after his election on Wednesday.
"How does allowing sharp objects on board now accomplish maintaining the goal of having zero planes taken over? I'm asking why now, and why do we want to go back?" — Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., after the head of the Transportation Security Administration held firm on a plan to allow passengers to carry small knives onto planes despite a growing backlash against the proposal.
"I am fine. I found out the same way most of you did: From Twitter. Tonight I'm going to take a break. Tomorrow, business as usual." — Matthew Keys, a social media editor for Reuters, who was charged by federal authorities with conspiring with the notorious hacking group "Anonymous" to deface a story on the Los Angeles Times' website.