"I am sorry for the lives that I've taken, for the suffering that I've caused you, for the damage that I've done — irreparable damage." — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev moments before a judge sentenced him to death.
"They are extremely dangerous, they're cunning. Why wouldn't they try to arm themselves immediately upon escape?" — New York State Police Maj. Charles Guess on the theory that two escaped inmates may have taken weapons from a hunting cabin.
"We decided to come together rather than pull apart. It's our choice. It's our choice not to raise hell and tear up the city or tear up the streets because something tragic happened." — Norvel Goff, interim pastor of Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Church, to those gathered at the sanctuary where nine people were slain the week before.