"I felt like I was in a movie. It didn't feel real at all." — Cathryn Leff, a California-based lobbyist, after a man pulled a weapon at a U.S. Capitol checkpoint in Washington.
"I would be less than honest with you if I said people are not mentioning a Ryan candidacy from time to time. Clearly there are many in Congress who see Paul Ryan as a consensus candidate." — Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., indicating that some in the GOP hope the House speaker could emerge as the nominee in a convention fight this summer if neither Donald Trump nor Ted Cruz clinch the nomination by then.
"On the scale of one to 10 it is 10. The only other thing that causes that much damage to a city is probably some earthquake that struck at some time. It was pretty devastating." — Amr al-Azm, a former Syrian antiquities official who is now a professor at Shawnee State University in Ohio, on how bad damage caused by Islamic State extremists is in the ancient city of Palmyra.