"There's nothing more dangerous than a woman with a child."
Sarah McKinley of Oklahoma City, Okla., on shooting and killing an armed intruder on New Year's Eve in order to protect her 3-month-old son. "It was either going to be him or my son," she said, "and it wasn't going to be my son."
"Just because people start building more of something doesn't mean the segment grows."
Jeremy Anwyl, vice chairman of the automotive analysis site Edmunds.com, on the industry's high-profile rollout of new hybrid and electric cars.
"This is potentially the biggest decision we have made as a nation for 300 years."
Alex Salmond, first minister of the semiautonomous government of Scotland, on a referendum planned for the fall of 2014 on the issue of total independence from the United Kingdom. Scotland currently governs itself internally but London controls foreign and defense policy.
"The government is trying to prevent these incidents by strengthening control, but too much repression and control is what provokes these acts."
Nicholas Bequelin of Human Rights Watch on three Tibetan monks in China who set themselves on fire in early January. Fifteen Buddhist clergy members have done that in the past year to protest the Chinese repression.
"First dude went rogue."
Sarah Palin on husband Todd's endorsement of Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination for president. Palin said she would not join her husband in the endorsement.
"Got on a knee and thanked the Lord again and tried to celebrate with my teammates and the fans."
Denver quarterback Tim Tebow on Jan. 8, after his 80-yard touchdown pass-and-run on the first play of overtime allowed Denver to beat Pittsburgh and proceed to the second round of the National Football League playoffs.