"It does not make sense to me, if we're going to make this once-in-a-generation effort to finally fix this system, to leave the status of 11 million people or so unresolved." — President Barack Obama during an interview after conceding that an immigration overhaul cannot be achieved by his August deadline.
"We have encouraged publicly and privately the leaders of Egypt, including the interim president, the interim vice president, and the prime minister in particular, to be inclusive, to bring all political parties in, to allow them to participate in the writing of the constitution and the elections. That's the only way it will work. We've been very clear on that." — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after Egypt's interim leader swore in a Cabinet that included women and Christians but no Islamists.
"It was tough. It was special. Seeing the fans sharing and both teams standing out of the dugout, managers, coaches, players — priceless." — Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera after being named MVP and getting three straight outs to help the American League to a 3-0 victory over the National League in the All-Star game.