"I can't stop thinking about this. It has shaken to me to my core in a way that I couldn't have predicted. So while I would love nothing more than pretend that this isn't happening and come out here and do my normal campaign speech, it would be dishonest and disingenuous to just move onto the next thing like this was all a bad dream. This is not something we can ignore." -Michelle Obama, on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's boast on a 2005 tape about his fame allowing him to "do anything to women."
"Bob Dylan is the father of my country. 'Highway 61 Revisited' and 'Bringing It All Back Home' were not only great records, but they were the first time I can remember being exposed to a truthful vision of the place I lived." -Bruce Springsteen, who posted this passage from his autobiography "Born to Run," after Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in literature.
"My mother praised me when I did something good and then the next moment she would say, 'Don't float.' She put me in a balloon and then pricked it." -Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in a 1982 interview with the AP about how his mother, a commoner, may have imparted to him some of her down-to-earth ways.