'My job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.'
1. MITT ROMNEY, captured on video at a private fundraiser, describing the "47% of the people who will vote for the President no matter what" as people who are "dependent upon government"
'In past negotiations, taxpayers paid more, but our kids got less. This time, our taxpayers are paying less, and our kids are getting more.'
2. RAHM EMANUEL, mayor of Chicago, after reaching a proposed contract settlement with the city's teachers' union, ending a seven-day strike
'We are not going to call it a complete success until this results in children.'
3. MICHAEL OLAUSSON, one of a team of Swedish doctors who performed the world's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplant
'Things might look a little different, but we're not walking away.'
4. LIEUT. COLONEL RICHARD SPIEGEL, spokesman for the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan, on the news that it has sharply curtailed ground-level operations because of a recent spike in attacks on troops
'I'm not such a pervert.'
5. E.L. JAMES, author of Fifty Shades of Grey, explaining that she's glad the trilogy is popular because it means other women share her fantasies
The year more than half of all Americans will be obese, according to a new study; the cost to treat that epidemic could be as high as $66 billion
Number of people who preordered the iPhone 5 in its first 24 hours, doubling what the iPhone 4S moved in that same period
Approximate number of people evacuated from the University of Texas at Austin because of a bomb threat; similar incidents occurred at colleges in North Dakota, Louisiana and Ohio
Number of demonstrators arrested on the first anniversary of the start of the Occupy Wall Street protests
Sources: Mother Jones; AP (2); New York Times; the Telegraph