"There are no miracles here. Ideas, I'll take them with great pleasure." — Lakhdar Brahimi, chief U.N. mediator, characterizing the negotiations between the Syrian government and opposition at peace talks in Geneva.
"Hopefully, everyone has paid attention to the huge blunders that were made. You can't buy enough ads to cover up a candidate who is flawed." — Ari Fleischer as national Republican leaders summoned 2014 contenders to first-of-a-kind training on public discourse at the GOP's Senate campaign headquarters.
"I wanted to be here, I suppose, as a symbol of the fact that everyone in Maryland is with the people of Columbia today." — Gov. Martin O'Malley as the Mall in Columbia reopened two days after a gunman killed two workers and then himself.