"Out of service and not being paid." — Metro-North Railroad spokesman Aaron Donovan on engineer William Rockefeller, who was driving the commuter train that derailed in New York City, killing four people.
"This is what I love to do. The joke around here is: This kind of weather keeps out the riffraff." — Craig Hovet, a worker in western North Dakota's oil patch, as crews braved single-digit temperatures and blowing snow.
"It's an invitation to innovation. The purple family offers opportunity to do creative things." — Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, after Pantone Inc. chose Radiant Orchid as color of the year for 2014.