"What happened that day, I see angels come to the stadium ... Sometimes I get violent on that place. Sometimes I will see things chasing me. ... And remember those people the president and everyone they were armed ... If I start panicking I'll start being a problem." - Thamsanqa Jantjie in an interview with The Associated Press after advocates for the deaf say he faked sign interpretation next to world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial.
"I know well what it was like to grow up in a small Connecticut town, and in what should have been, for all, a really beautiful time of life. And it struck me that these children were cut from that, tragically." - Composer Steven Sametz, who plans to write a requiem for the victims of the schoolhouse massacre in Newtown, Conn.
"What are they going to do next, you can't break up a double play? You're not allowed to pitch inside. The hitters wear more armor than the Humvees in Afghanistan. Now you're not allowed to try to be safe at home plate? What's the game coming to? - Pete Rose after Major League Baseball says it itends to ban home-plate collisions by no later than 2015.