"It's very clear they (the shoppers) want to be here at 8 p.m." — Terry Lundgren, Macy's CEO, on the retail chain's decision to open its store doors on Thanksgiving Day.
"It was a coup for the hotel to have Justin want to paint a piece of art in appreciation of his stay." — Sydney's QT Hotel after pop star Justin Bieber sprayed its walls with graffiti.
"Rats and cockroaches have always occupied this land and now it is our turn." — Leandro, a squatter in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, whose housing department estimates 230,000 families have no adequate housing.