"That's Putin's personal opinion. He's a very wise man, but we have decided to do things our own way: to become the Donetsk Republic." — Ludmila Radchenko, 52, after Russian President Vladimir Putin called for a delay of Sunday's referendum on autonomy in Ukraine's restive east.
"Now all Nigerians feel they are involved. Civil society is beginning to coalesce over the plight of the kidnapped girls and in opposition to the violence by Boko Haram and to abuses committed by the military. This puts pressure on the government and it also puts pressure on Boko Haram." — Elizabeth Donnelly, Nigeria analyst at Chatham House, an institute on international affairs in London.
"Who's been fired over the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS? No one that I'm aware of. Who's gone to jail for violating the law? When is the administration going to tell the American people the truth?" — House Speaker John Boehner after Republicans voted to hold a former IRS official in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify about her role in the agency's tea party controversy.