"Even if you don't find that it's true, it's a valid rallying cry. It's just a metaphor." - Protester Taylor Gruenloh, a 32-year-old man from Florissant, Missouri, on whether or not Michael Brown had his hands raised in his deadly confrontation with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
"I'd prefer to spend the whole day with my family. But the stores are open, so we do it." - Hector Huayamade, 34, shopping at Toys R Us in New York on Thanksgiving Day while visiting from Florida with his family.
"This is a national event, a historic event. Anybody who would seek to interrupt it would be callous, indeed, on this very special day." - New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton on whether Ferguson protesters would be allowed to interrupt the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.