"I thought it was an earthquake, so I rushed downstairs without my shoes on. Only once I was outside did I realize it was an explosion. There was the huge fireball in the sky with thick clouds. Everybody could see it." — Zhang Siyu, a resident of Tianjin, China, where huge explosions in a warehouse district killed at least 44 people and injured hundreds.
"This Deflategate. I'm not sure where the 'gate' comes from." — Federal Judge Richard M. Berman, seemingly try to defuse the controversy over NFL claims that the New England Patriots broke league rules by deflating footballs during January's AFC Championship game.
"Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body. I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare." — Former President Jimmy Carter, who at age 90 still travels the world supporting humanitarian endeavors, in announcing he has the disease.