"After some thinking, our family has been saved the long road ahead — trials, possible plea agreements and possible appeals — and perhaps this was the best thing that could have happened." — Marilyn Chates, upon learning that Israel Keyes, who confessed to killing her son and daughter-in-law, had committed suicide..
"Whether educators have more time to enrich instruction or students have more time to learn how to play an instrument and write computer code, adding meaningful in-school hours is a critical investment that better prepares children to be successful in the 21st century," — Education Secretary Arne Duncan on five states adding learning time to the calendar starting in 2013.
"Who was this Dave Letterman guy? Was he a brilliant, subtle passive-aggressive parody of a talk show host? Or just some Midwestern goon who was a little bit off? Time has proven that there's just really no way of knowing." — Comedian Tina Fey honoring Letterman as the late-night comedian received a Kennedy Center Honor.