"My problem here is trying to find a gravesite. A lot of people don't want to do it. They don't want to be involved with this. I keep bringing up the point of Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh or Ted Bundy. Somebody had to do those, too." — Funeral home owner Peter Stefan, who has to find a burial site for the body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
"It's a crucial time for us. We are doing our best to improve the safety measures in the factories. We expect our buyers to bear with us and help us to overcome the current crisis. It's not the time to turn away from us. That will hurt the industry and many of the workers will lose jobs."— Atiqul Islam, president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association as the recent building collapse that killed at least 530 threatens that country's garment industry.
"That's the way this fire has behaved, it has been a very fast-moving, feisty fire." — Ventura County Fire Department spokesman Bill Nash on a southern California wildfire.