"A year ago, I had more friends asking me if I knew anybody who was hiring. Now I have more people who are hiring asking me if I know anyone looking for a job." — Ad executive Michael Quintos, after a report showed consumer confidence jumping to the highest level since 2008.
"Even like three blocks away, it was loud. I mean, it just about took you to your knees." — Kevin Lindemann, who worked at an industrial warehouse near a huge freight train derailment and explosion in Maryland.
"Not my call. I'm confident in President Barchi's judgment." New Jersey Gov. Christie commenting on Rutgers University's hiring of a new athletic director who has been accused of verbally and abusing her players as a coach.