"We've got to get lucky. It's a race to get to the area in time to catch the black box pinger while it's still working." — John Goglia, a former member of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. The black boxes from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have about two weeks of battery life left.
"If we found a dog alive yesterday afternoon that we cut out of a part of a house, doesn't that seem that maybe somebody could be stuck up under part of a house and be alive too?" — Elaine Young after she and her neighbors found a chocolate Labrador named Buddy alive in the rubble of the mudslide in Oso, Wash.
"I heard a 'Boom!' and when I got off the train, the train was all the way up the escalator. It was a lot of panic." — Passenger Denise Adams after a Chicago public-transit train jumped the tracks and scaled an escalator at O'Hare International Airport.