'All power has limits.'
--U.S. Secretary of State, discussing how America wields its influence in a "much more networked and multipolar" world
'"Buy and hold" doesn't work anymore.'
--economist and MIT professor, on today's volatile markets
SARAH BURTON ON KATE MIDDLETON
'Understandably, Catherine has been very keen to keep the details of her dress a secret, which is every bride's prerogative.'
--designer of the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress, on the garment's carefully guarded origins
'We are more important than Charlie Sheen right now.'
--chief executive of social-media news site Mashable
--U.S. Congressman, speaking during a presidential debate when candidates were asked to describe themselves with one word and no further explanation
CLAIRE DANES ON BARACK OBAMA
'What?! What?! But he's in the opening credits. So maybe that's why.'
--actress, reacting to the news that President Obama is a fan of her show Homeland
'I look forward to smaller meetings.'
--superintendent of Newark, N.J., schools, cutting short a presentation on school reform because of a raucous crowd
HILLARY CLINTON ON ANGELA MERKEL
'She has ensured during her time in public life on behalf of Germany that her country is a force for all of the values that we hold so dear together.'
--U.S. Secretary of State, referring to the German Chancellor on the day she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor
'Feels good, doesn't it?'
--New York governor, speaking to a Republican state senator who broke ranks with his party to help the state's gay-marriage-legalization bill succeed
'Goals are only important if they win you games.'
--Argentine soccer star, on valuing team success over personal glory
BARACK OBAMA ON JEREMY LIN
'I knew about Jeremy before you did, or everybody else did.'
--U.S. President, speaking about the Knicks star in an interview for a sports podcast
JUAN MANUEL SANTOS
'As long as people in the U.K. sniff coke--or in New York or Paris--we will suffer here.'
--Colombian President, on the enduring effects of the drug trade
'There is no cannibalization.'
--founder of music-streaming service Spotify, on whether streaming harms sales in the music industry
'I love and hate the word dignity ... as with sassy and soulful. I can go on.'
--film star, saying certain words are overused in describing performances by black actresses
'We want another President, and not a thief and crook!'