"I am very glad to be on my way home. And I appreciate the tolerance the (North Korean) government has given me to be on my way." — Merrill Newman, after North Korea deported the elderly U.S. tourist, apparently ending the saga of his return after he advised South Korean guerrillas.
"The sun will rise tomorrow and the next day and the next." — Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu after South Africa begins life without Nelson Mandela.
"It's kind of unusual weather for Dallas, so they're just having fun with it. " — Rob Yates, after freezing rain and stinging winds slammed the Southwest and made a strangely blank landscape out of normally sun-drenched North Texas.