"The reality is what we're doing here is really not that remarkable. I do understand it's kind of taken on a life of its own." - Republican Bob Ballinger, the lawmaker behind Arkansas' contentious religious-freedom measure.
"Maybe some of these carriers, not just Germanwings, are taking people that they wouldn't normally take." - Alan E. Diehl, a former air safety investigator, who says the global shortage of pilots might be leading to lax hiring standards.
"Nobody's ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian. I promised the country free and fair elections. I have kept my word." - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, who conceded defeat to former Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.