'The ocean is in the road.'

1. DAVID ARNOLD, resident of Long Branch, N.J., commenting on the surge of water from Hurricane Sandy. Coastal areas saw massive flooding, with towns in New Jersey (below) hit especially hard

'If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics, then you don't know me.'

2. CHRIS CHRISTIE, governor of New Jersey, when asked if Mitt Romney would tour areas hit by Hurricane Sandy; he had previously lauded Obama's "outstanding" crisis-management performance

'The truce lasted more or less four hours.'

3. JENS LAERKE, U.N. spokesman, on a failed cease-fire in Syria's now...

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