"I feel like it's my fault.''
Mike Bogue, 18, after nearly 2-year-old Trent Sailers wandered away from his home in Holiday and drowned in a lake. Bogue lives in the same house and occasionally watched the toddler.
"I hope I said everything I needed to say. It happened so fast."
Ann McBroom after her son, Joe Wayne McBroom, 42, was killed in a head-on collision on U.S. 41. Three people in the other car also died. Authorities said the driver of that car lost control and skidded into McBroom's path.
"These are our students. This is educationally related."
School Board member Allen Altman after the district agreed to allow AMIkids to remain open in the old Richey Elementary School building.
"Mr. Lange was a nice man. He was always out getting his mail in the morning with a smile on his face and his little dog."
Jess Harris after her 92-year-old neighbor in Odessa, Gilbert Lange, died in a house fire. His dachshund named Lincoln also died.
"I wouldn't have had the passion and love for theater had it not been for Charlie and Richey Suncoast. He always believed in me."
Justin Sargent, who is a star in the Broadway musical Rock of Ages. As a boy, Justin performed at the Richey Suncoast Theatre, whose managing director, Charlie Skelton, died unexpectedly on July 4 in Las Vegas.
"They're just trying to help their friend.''
Superintendent Heather Fiorentino after the School Board voted unanimously to hire an investigator to look into allegations that some employees were coerced into supporting her for re-election. Fiorentino was referring to her main opponent in the Aug. 14 Republican primary, former Secretary of State Kurt Browning.
"They are catalysts for good in our community."
Richard Riley, a community activist in Trilby, reacting to news that the Sheriff's Office may have to cut back its Officer Friendly program.