"The victims were teenage kids. A lot of them were freaked out. They were shocked. They still couldn't grasp what happened." — Jason Wyman of the Orland (Calif.) Volunteer Fire Department after a charter bus carrying prospective college students collided with a FedEx truck in Northern California, killing nine people.
"What was going through my mind? Will I survive or will I die." — Brett Hurt, 16, after he was stabbed in the back by a fellow student during a knife rampage at a suburban Pittsburgh high school earlier this week.
"Is that somebody throwing something at me? Is that part of Cirque de Soleil?" — Hillary Rodham Clinton quipped after a woman threw a shoe at the former secretary of state as she began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech.