"I told him we're going to play tent in the closet. I just felt air so I knew the roof was gone." — Chelsie McCumber, who grabbed her 2-year-old son, Ethan, and rode out the deadly Oklahoma twister in a coat closet.
"The prosecutor has accused me of wanting to be famous, which is not true," — Jodi Arias, who told The Associated Press from jail she wishes cameras weren't in the courtroom during her four-month trial for the slaying of her onetime boyfriend.
"I made some big mistakes and I know I let a lot of people down, but I also learned some tough lessons. I'm running for mayor because I've been fighting for the middle class and those struggling to make it my entire life. And I hope I get a second chance." — Anthony Weiner, entering the New York City mayor's race two years after he resigned from Congress in a scandal over raunchy tweets.