“free this week for a quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America? x” 

 â€" the tweet that prompted the Department of Homeland Security to hold two British tourists for 12 hours, then bar them from entering the U.S., January 16

“He’s happy about it and very proud that he beat the system. This is a great show-up-but-don’t-do-anything job.” 

â€" friend of disgraced New York City teacher Alan Rosenfeld, who was deemed “a danger to children” but cannot be fired and refuses to retire, New York Post, January 29

“I don’t really like any of them.”  

â€" Harrison Tyler, 84-year-old grandson of John Tyler, the 10th president of the United States, commenting on the Republican field, Politico, January 27

“That’s just silly. Closing a global business in reaction to single-issue national politics is foolish.”  

â€" Twitter CEO Dick Costolo on the decision by Wikipedia, Google, and other websites to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act by “going dark” for a day, Forbes, January 16