"He couldn't speak, but he said it with his lips ... `I don't want to die. Please don't let me die,' because he loved his country, he sacrificed himself for his country." – Gen. Jose Ornella on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died Tuesday.
"No president has the right to say he is judge, jury and executioner." – Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., whose 12-hour-plus filibuster blocked confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the CIA, John Brennan.
"These are big cats that are extremely dangerous, and they placed a volunteer in the actual cage with a wild animal. That should have never happened." – Nicole Paquette, vice president of the Humane Society of the United States, after a lion killed a volunteer intern who entered its enclosure at a California exotic animal park.