'I hope this deal will advance peace and not lead to war.'

1. GILAD SHALIT, an Israeli soldier who had been held hostage in the Gaza Strip for five years, on Israel's agreement to release 1,027 Palestinian prisoners to secure Shalit's freedom

'Egos are clashing, but this is participatory democracy in a little park.'

2. JUSTIN STREKAL, a college student taking part in New York City's Occupy Wall Street protest, which has been going on for a month

'You have a problem with allowing someone to finish speaking.'

3. MITT ROMNEY, addressing Texas Governor Rick Perry in a heated exchange during...

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