"We are closely monitoring what is happening and will respond appropriately. We will not allow our borders to be violated or our citizens to be fired upon." — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after Israeli tanks struck a Syrian artillery launcher after a stray mortar shell flew into Israel-held territory in what was the first direct clash between the neighbors since the Syrian uprising began nearly two years ago.
"I think LIPA should be broken up into small companies and it shouldn't be a monopoly anymore because this is every single time we have a disaster. And then they raise the rates. We're paying very high rates. We're paying high taxes, high electric. Everything." — Long Island Power Authority customer Priscilla Niemiera criticizing the LIPA as nearly 60,000 customers are still without power two weeks after Superstorm Sandy.
"Everything that we've been through so far, it's going to make us stronger, and we have to look at this as a positive situation." — Lakers center Dwight Howard after the Lakers hired Mike D'Antoni as coach Mike Brown's replacement over Phil Jackson.