"Jesus was too smart to ever run for public office, Anderson. That's what Jesus would do."
Mike Huckabee, the GOP presidential hopeful, asked by host Anderson Cooper in the CNN/YouTube debate what Jesus would do about the death penalty
"Madam president of the United States...it's an extraordinary thought."
Barbra Streisand, the singer, announcing support for presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton
"I reject the kind of naive, wishful thinking that makes every delinquent a victim of society and every riot a social problem."
Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, reacting to Paris riots and demands that money be poured into the trouble areas
"She's a little concerned that reindeer can't land anywhere."
Jackie Dodd, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Chris Dodd, on their 6-year-old daughter's worry that Santa won't find them in Iowa
Sources: CNN, Washington Post (2), AP