‘‘There has been an unspoken tendency in the United States to discount these tests as yet another foolish attempt by the technologically backward and bizarre country. This is no longer acceptable. The apparent success of this test makes North Korea one of the only non-allied countries outside of China and the Soviet Union to develop long-range missile technology that could potentially reach the United States.’’ — Victor Cha, a Korea expert at Georgetown University, after Pyongyang apparently fired with success a satellite aboard a long-range rocket.
‘‘I may be young but I have lived one crazy life so far. I'm the kind of person that is going to do what I want. There is no reason for another person to tell you what to do; I'm the conductor of my choo choo train.’’ — Jacob Tyler Roberts, who police said killed two people and himself in an Oregon mall, wrote on his Facebook page.
‘‘When are you going to learn? You can throw anything at us — terrorists, hurricanes. You can take away our giant sodas. It doesn’t matter. We’re coming back stronger every time.’’ — ‘‘The Daily Show’’ host Jon Stewart at Madison Square Garden, the site of a mega concert for victims of Superstorm Sandy.