"There's a crack there." — House Speaker John Boehner as the Republican leader and President Barack Obama offered hints of possible compromise as the partial government shutdown continues into its second week.
"You don't work thinking to get the Nobel Prize. We had the impression that we were doing something that was important, that would later on be used by other researchers." — Francois Englert after he and Peter Higgs won the Nobel Prize in physics for helping explain how matter formed after the Big Bang.
"I'm reluctant to give information so it can be tracked when I'm simply looking for information. I don't want to be part of a marketing scheme." — Maureen Bardusk of Galena, Ill., who was required to create an online account before she could browse the government's new health overhaul insurance plans.