"We watched the nightmarish reality in our front yard. Our president had been taken from us, taken from his family, taken from the world." — Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, in solemn ceremony at Dealey Plaza on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
"We have overcome the most difficult part. In the first week we can say we were in the emergency room ... this second week we are now in the ICU, still critical but stabilized." — Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, as the death toll from one of the strongest typhoons on record has risen above 5,000 in the Philippines.
"We understand that many passengers would prefer that voice calls not be made on airplanes. I feel that way myself." Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, who is against in-flight calls but says there is no technical reason to ban them.