"It's like preparing so long for a big game and then when you win — it is pure joy." — Former UCLA linebacker Ramogi Huma after a federal agency ruled that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first union of college athletes.
"This is a really rough piece of ocean, which is going to be a terrific issue. I worry that people carrying out the rescue mission are going to get into trouble." — Kerry Sieh, director of the Earth Observatory of Singapore, on the search for the missing Malaysian jetliner in a remote part of the southern Indian Ocean.
"It just generates so many questions if they don't find them. I've never known anybody to die in a natural disaster. Do they issue death certificates?" — Becky Bach, whose brother and three other relatives are missing in Washington state's deadly mudslide.