"History will record this day. ...We are one family. No force can pull us apart." — Chinese President Xi Jinping after he and his Taiwanese counterpart, Ma Ying-jeou, met for the first time since the formerly bitter Cold War foes split amid civil war 66 years ago.
"This pipeline would neither be a silver bullet for the economy, as was promised by some, nor the express lane to climate disaster proclaimed by others." — President Barack Obama, whose administration formally abandoned the proposed Keystone XL pipeline after seven years.
"I think what it shows, and these kinds of things show, is there is a desperation on behalf of some to try to find a way to tarnish me. Because they have been looking through everything. They have been talking to everyone I have ever known and everybody I have ever seen. There has got to be a scandal." — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, who rejected the idea his past descriptions of receiving a scholarship offer to attend West Point were inaccurate.