"Everyone expects a revolution in the kingdom. We don't want one because the people are divided. The only thing uniting us is repression." — A female activist in Saudi Arabia, currently under house arrest due to her criticism of the government and speaking on condition of anonymity.
"True peace is not a balancing of opposing forces. It's not a lovely facade which conceals conflicts and divisions. Peace calls for daily commitment." — Pope Francis, in his Christmas "Urbi et Orbi" speech delivered from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica.
"Next time, if I need to get a gift and cut it that close, I will just have to enter the fray and go to the mall." — Eric Swanson, who used Amazon.com's two-day shipping to buy Christmas gifts for his family but didn't get the packages in time due to widespread delays with UPS and FedEx.