"If I had known this lion had a name and was important to the country or a study obviously I wouldn't have taken it. Nobody in our hunting party knew before or after the name of this lion." — Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist whose killing of Cecil the lion sparked a global backlash.
"She's not going to resign, she's not going to sacrifice her conscience, so she's doing what Martin Luther King Jr. wrote about in his Letter from the Birmingham Jail, which is to pay the consequences for her decision." — Mat Staver, one of Kim Davis' attorneys, after the Kentucky county clerk was jailed for refusing to offer marriages licenses to same-sex couples.
"Those are very personal things. They've been obviously put through a lot, as my family has, and I think that's a challenging part." — New England quarterback Tom Brady on the two suspended Patriots employees in the "Deflategate" scandal.