"Here's my bottom line: America must always lead on the world stage. If we don't, no one else will." - President Barack Obama recasting U.S. foreign policy in a commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York.
"She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace." - Maya Angelou's son, Guy B. Johnson, paying tribute to the inaugural poet and celebrated author, who died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at the age of 86.
"I was trained as a spy in sort of the traditional sense of the word, in that I lived and worked undercover overseas." - National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden suggesting in an interview with NBC that he had a much larger role in U.S. intelligence than the government has acknowledged.