"I just want the American people to understand the nature of the threat and how we're going to deal with it and to have confidence that we'll be able to deal with it." — President Barack Obama, who will meet with congressional leaders this week and then outline his plan on how he will deal with the Islamic State group.
"I have a little baby and we are temporarily living in a dormitory. We wanted to get the stroller, some warm clothes for the child. There was no way to get into the house." — Anastasia Ivanusenko, a resident of Spartak, Ukraine, whose house was destroyed in clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists.
"She would love this. We've all said this so many times: The one person who would really think this is the greatest thing ever is the lady who it's all about, and she's not here." — TV anchor Deborah Norville after the funeral for comedian Joan Rivers.