"I got a phone call from her screaming, `Help! Help! I can't breathe. My house is on top of me!'" _ Tiffany Thronesberry, who heard from her mother, Barbara Jarrell, shortly after a tornado roared through Oklahoma City's suburbs.
"It's a tough balance. With a scandal, there's no way to win. There may never have been any wrongdoing by anyone in the White House, on any of these issues, but once the allegations are made, you can't win." _ Sara Taylor Fagen, White House political director for President George W. Bush, on the IRS scandal enveloping the Obama administration.
"There was no keyboard player on the planet more appropriate to support Jim Morrison's words. Ray, I felt totally in sync with you musically. It was like we were of one mind, holding down the foundation for Robby and Jim to float on top of. I will miss my musical brother." _ John Densmore, drummer for the 1960s rock group The Doors, after the death of founding member Ray Manzarek.