"It just hurts. We negotiated for 444 days and not one time did they agree to anything ... and here they beg for us to negotiate and we do." — Sgt. Rodney "Rocky" Sickmann, 56, of St. Louis, one of 66 Americans held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran at the start of the Iranian revolution in 1979.
"We don't know if we will ever be whole again, we don't know if we will go a day without pain, we don't know if anything will ever make sense again." — Donna Soto, the mother of slain teacher Victoria Soto, after an investigation into last December's Newtown school shooting did not provide a motive for gunman Adam Lanza.
"My understanding is that I'm traveling at like the worst time ever. Worst comes to worst, it will be an eight-hour trek down Interstate 90." — Jeff Smidt, who hopes to fly from Toronto to Boston as a severe storm sweeps toward the East Coast.