"We're on our own, so we have to do this on our own. We're not expecting anybody to come and help us." — Dionesio de la Cruz, 40, of typhoon-battered Guiuan in the Philippines, where aid has been slow to trickle in.
"They have been putting off treatment for a long time, just praying they live until they turn 65 and qualify for Medicare." — Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, describing Ohioans enrolling in the new federal health care system as older residents who lost their jobs and health coverage during the recession.
"I'm not perfect. Maybe you are but I'm not, OK? I know none of you guys have ever had a drink and got behind the wheel." — Toronto Mayor Tom Rob Ford to reporters as he refused calls to resign despite allegations about his drinking and drug habits.