Check out this week's buzziest, funniest and craziest quotes from around the world.
|'You Abused the Trust of Those Who Trusted You.'|
A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday sentenced unremorseful former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky to 30 to 60 years in prison for the sexual abuse of 10 boys after tearful testimony from his victims.
"I'm not going to sentence you to centuries," Judge John Cleland said at the sentencing hearing. "It makes no sense for a 68-year-old man. This sentence will put you in prison for the rest of your life."
Sandusky, 68, would be 98 at his earliest possible release date. Cleland also determined that Sandusky would be classified as a sexually violent predator, mandating that he register as a sex offender if he is ever released from prison.
"The ultimate tragedy of this situation is that ... you have continued to conceal the very vices that have led to your downfall," Cleland said before handing down the sentence. "In my view that makes you dangerous. You abused the trust of those who trusted you. These are not crimes against strangers, they are much worse."
|'I'm Sure There Were Plenty of People Watching at Home Also Laughing and Throwing Their Arms up in the Air.'|
Vice PresidentJoe Biden drove a shot of adrenaline into the heart of the Democratic Party Thursday night with the kind of persistent and colorful attack on the Romney ticket that President Obama had struggled to make just a week before.
The jury's still out on how Biden's performance played with swing voters, but for the segments of the base discouraged by Romney's emphatic showing at the Denver debate, Thursday night provided relief and renewed optimism.
"Biden's style resonated perfectly with most Democrats, and that's why you see the numbers fall along party lines," Dave Stroup, 28, a Washington-based Obama supporter and digital organizer with the Sierra Club, told ABC News this morning. "I'm sure there were plenty of people watching at home also laughing and throwing their arms up in the air. Biden's style worked because you can tell it's genuine."
|'Hey, You're Going to Be Taken Home by the Marines Today.'|
Spectators at a children's triathlon in Florida on Sunday were brought to tears by the sight of Marines carrying a little boy with a broken prosthetic leg across the finish line.
Bone cancer-survivor Ben Baltz, 11, was participating in his third triathlon of the summer when he had an accident with his prosthetic leg during the final portion of the race.
"The screws came loose and it fell off and the Marine picked me up and he ran the rest of the way," Ben said. "It was pretty nice."
His mother, Kim Baltz, was waiting at the finish line and wondering where he son was when she heard the announcer say, "Turn around and look at what's happening on the course."
She turned around to see Ben riding on a Marine's back, surrounded by five other Marines.
"We saw Pfc. Morgan carrying him and that's when all the Marines lined up," Gunnery Sgt. Wilbur Anderson, who coordinated the event, said. "We got into column of twos. I ran up to Ben and I said, 'Hey, you're going to be taken home by the Marines today.' And we made it to the finish line. It was a truly moving day."
|'I'd Be Worried If I Weren't Scared'|
Ernest Shackleton ought to have died on the Antarctic ice. Instead, he is a hero, the leader who saved his men on one of the most horrific voyages of exploration of the 20th century.
In 1914, Shackleton set out from England to cross Antarctica on foot. The Norwegian Roald Amundsen had already been first to the South Pole, so Shackleton and his crew of 27 men planned to outdo him. Instead, their ship, HMS Endurance, became trapped and was crushed in the polar ice.
Now, a century later, an Australian adventurer named Tim Jarvis is setting out to re-create Shackleton's struggle. He and his team will skip the shipwreck part, and they won't leave anyone stranded off the Antarctic coast, but they will row from there to South Georgia Island, a windswept piece of land off the tip of South America.
"I'd be worried if I weren't scared," said Jarvis in an interview with ABC News.
|'I'm Not Saying That She's Not OK to be Gay.'|
The Hong Kong billionaire who offered millions to any man who could successfully woo his lesbian daughter told "20/20" in an exclusive new interview that he wouldn't force her to change her "gay tendency" but seems to hold out hope that she will anyway.
"I'm not saying that she's not OK to be gay. I mean it's her own choice and her own tendency... But [she should] make sure she knows what she wants. Maybe what she wants today is different [than] what she wants in the future," Cecil Chao told "20/20".
Chao, 76, a Hong Kong real estate magnate, made headlines late last month when news reports quoted him as saying he would offer 500 million Hong Kong dollars -- $65 million in U.S. cash -- to a successful male suitor for Gigi Chao, one of Cecil Chao's three children.
Since the announcement, offers from men around the world have come pouring in, but the tycoon's daughter isn't interested.
"My heart is taken," she said.
|'Clear Eyes, Full Hearts and America Can't Lose.'|
At campaign stops across Iowa and Ohio this month Mitt Romney has been riling up crowds with his take on the pre-game chant from the fiction Texas football TV show "Friday Night Lights."
"Clear eyes, full hearts and America can't lose," the GOP candidate has said on the stump.
But for "Friday Night Lights" writer and director Peter Berg, Romney's adaptation of his rally cry isn't inspiring. He is calling it plagiarism.
"I was not thrilled when I saw that you have plagiarized this expression to support your campaign," Berg wrote in a letter to Romney first obtained by the Hollywood Reporter. "Your politics and your campaign are clearly not aligned with the themes we portrayed in our series."
"The only relevant comparison that I see between your campaign and 'Friday Night Lights' is in the character of Buddy Garrity -- who turned his back on American car manufacturers selling cars from Japan," Berg wrote.
|'He's a Down to Earth Guy.'|
An honest cab driver in Las Vegas has returned $221,510 that he found in his taxi to its grateful owner.
The cabbie, Adam Woldemariam, 42, was described as a "very nice guy" who is "very humble and religious" by one friend.
"He's a down to earth guy," said Alex "Baharu" Alebachew, a limo driver.
Woldemariam was cleaning out the back seat of his van on Sept. 2 and found a black laptop case stuffed with $221,510 in cash
After determining the case did not belong to the driver who had just driven the car, Woldemariam took the case to the security office of his cab company, Frias Transportation Management.