"There are some issues that have been caused by austerity previously. They're the only people that I'm confident will resolve that." — Christopher Gardner, a finance industry official, after the Conservative Party fared much better than expected in Britain's parliamentary election.
"Cartoons are political critique. It's a cartoon. Is that what we want to outlaw? We want to outlaw humor? We want to outlaw comedy? If you want to know who rules over you, find out who you cannot criticize." — Pamela Geller, who organized the Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest near Dallas that ended in gunfire.
"As a human you care about what people think. I think also as a public figure you learn not everyone is going to like you. Good, bad or indifferent there are a lot of people who don't like Tom Brady, and I am OK with that." — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on the public backlash after an investigation ordered by the NFL found it was likely that the Super Bowl MVP knew that team equipment staff had been underinflating footballs.