"It was really very scary. We all ran out and we were shocked to see the crane had collapsed on top of the stands." — Stonemason Evandro Pereira on the collapse of part of the Arena Corinthians, the stadium which is to host the opening game of the World Cup next year in Brazil.
"Every country has one. The French had Yves Montand. The Americans had Frank Sinatra. And we had Arik Einstein." — Israeli pop star Shlomo Artzi on the death of singer-songwriter Arik Einstein, 74.
"Tomorrow, as we gather with our own friends and family, we'll count ourselves lucky that there's more to be thankful for than we can ever say and more to be hopeful for than we can ever imagine." — President Barack Obama, speaking at the annual turkey pardon ceremony on the eve of Thanksgiving Day.