"We want to state at the outset that New Yorkers have no reason to be alarmed. New Yorkers who have not been exposed are not at all at risk." — Mayor Bill de Blasio after a doctor who recently returned to the city from treating Ebola patients in West Africa tested positive for the virus.
"I think the passport figured prominently in his motives. I'm not inside his head, but I think it was central to what was driving him." — Bob Paulson, commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, on Canadian Parliament shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.
"Bad actions of a relatively few number of people were definitely compounded by inaction and the lack of really appropriate checks and balances." — University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt on the lack of institutional oversight at the school which allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades.